Ellora’s Cave has a number of new series/lines that are open to not as of yet EC authors. So if you’re looking for a way in to EC and have some ideas along these lines – give em a try! I’ve been writing for EC since November 2004 when they accepted Triad – they’re a wonderful publisher and I’ve been very happy with them.
Autumn Animalia Quickie series â€“ Releasing September 2006. Theme is shapeshifters or a strong animal character in the story. Stories must be to your editor for review/acceptance by end of June at the latest, all editing done and final ms turned in by early August.
Wild Winter Quickie series. Releases December 2006. Theme is winter holidays. Stories to your editor by end of September, editing complete by early November.
New erotica line at EC (name tbd): We hope to launch in late 2006, and are accepting submissions now. This will be a line of erotica, not erotic romance. Basically the same sexuality level as E-rated EC stories, the same taboos. But it doesn’t have to be a “romance” â€“ doesn’t need commitment or an HEA â€“ although it certainly can have romantic elements. The focus is on the sexual relationship instead of the romantic one. Stories can be 10K to 100K.
New Traditional Regency line at Cerridwen (name tbd): Standard sweet Traditional Regencies. Story length 50-75K. Historical accuracy is very important. Only new stories, not reprints. Taking submissions now. Particularly interested in authors previously published in this genre. Planning to launch in late 2006.
NOTE: We already accept Regency-set Historicals at Cerridwen, and erotic Regencies at EC.
2007 Tarot theme stories: Stories can be any EC length or genre. Must specify a Tarot card that is the “theme” of the story. For existing EC authors, submit to your editor a detailed full-story synopsis and 8-10K words. Outside submissions must be full manuscript. (I have a novella in this series, it looks to be a really fun series of stories!)
2007 Ellora’s Cavemen anthology series: Submissions close Sept. 30; selections will be made by Dec. 31. Any genre, 10-12K, preferably E rated, send to Martha@ellorascave.com.
New Releases Worth A Look:
Heart of the Woolf
by Kai Andersen – available now from Loose Id
From a threatening voice on the phone,
From secrets buried deep in her heart,
From a killer intent on snuffing out her life,
From a boss who affects her in the most basic way…
Empath Jake Woolf is stunned when Adrienne’s lusty fantasies spill into his mind, yet he is also intrigued and aches to fulfill them. An opportunity presents itself, and he seizes it to make her fantasies reality. Their passion cannot be denied, yet he dreads her learning his secret: he is a werewolf. Then he learns of her polyamorous leanings — something his blatant were-masculinity cannot accept.
Adrienne’s hard-earned peace is shattered when she receives deadly gifts and threatening messages on her phone. Her first thought is to seek protection from Jake, yet instinct tells her Jake is not what he appears to be. Yet Jake may be the only one standing between her and certain death. Can she risk herself to the heart of the Woolf?
Anya Bast’s -Seduced In Twilight releases on Wednesday May 3 from Ellora’s Cave. This is one scorching hot menage book! I’ll get the buylink up when it comes available but I highly recommend you putting this on your TBB List!
May 1st, 2006 at 9:07 am · Link
Wow, there are some cool new books, series and lines coming out. Thanks for the info, Lauren. Happy May. 🙂
May 1st, 2006 at 9:47 am · Link
thanks for sharing the info on the new lines. Several of them look yummy!
I’ve seen pretty much this same info on several EC author blogs, but the one thing I don’t see is… submission guidelines. They all say submit to “your editor”, but also say they are open to non-established EC writers. Do you know who to submit to, without already having an editor?
Thanks again for all the info!
May 1st, 2006 at 10:14 am · Link
Karen – for all but the Cavemen anthology, which needs to be sent to Martha, use the firstname.lastname@example.org address and note that it’s for the special series in the subject line.