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Submission Guidelines


At this time, we are accepting submissions for all genres of romance, self-help, non-fiction, and general fiction including:

Historical, Contemporary, and Futuristic Time Periods

Paranormal (shape shifters, ghosts, vampires, wereanimals)
Time Travel
Erotic Romance of all types

Fantasy (Including Sci-Fi)
Chick Lit
Sweet Romance

Romantic Suspense
Urban Fantasy
Big Women
New Adult                                                                                   Young Adult

Approximate Response Time: 48 hours to 3 months. We are currently responding within 2 weeks.

Online Submissions: Yes

Secret Cravings Publishing is a full-service, royalty paying publisher of general fiction and non-fiction books, focusing on Romance and high quality Literary Fiction. We publish in electronic and paperback formats.  Electronic formats will include pdf, epub, lit , mobi, and html. Distribution on third party websites include Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookstrand, All Romance Ebooks, and Smashwords. We are working on other channels as well. Only books over 50,000 words will go to print.

Our standard 40% of the cover price is paid monthly based on gross e-book sales. We pay 30% on gross third party sales. Our terms of contract are now for the standard five years and require full digital. 20% royalty will be paid on print copies sold on Amazon, 35% print royalty for books sold via our printer. Contracts are negotiable. We do publish short stories of 10k or less as one time payment under certain circumstances. Please email us for more information.

Authors are not required to pay for any editing or promotional services. We are not a vanity press or self-publishing company.

We are open to various types of submissions at this time: Fiction and Non-fiction, Romance and Romance subgenres.
 Your manuscript must have a happily ever or happy for now ending.

We are seeking high quality original short stories, novellas, and novels that have never been published before.

We do accept reprints and self-published works as long as you are a contracted author with Secret Cravings Publishing or Sweet Cravings Publishing. You must show us your terminated agreement(s) and letter stating your termination with whomever you have published with in the past.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please notify us in your query if you have submitted your manuscript to other companies as well as ours.


All manuscripts must be formatted with 12 Times New Roman font, 1.5 spaced, 0.3 indent and please include your name, address and email address on your manuscript. There is a tab for our style sheet at the bottom of our website. This goes into detail about our style, expectations and things you should self-edit your book for before submission of your manuscript. Please make sure your name and contact information is on your manuscript when submitting.

Please send query letter with your contact information, synopsis, and completed manuscript to 
submissions@secretcravingspublishing.com. If you do not receive a confirmation email stating we have received your manuscript within 24 hours, please resend it.

Not Acceptable
• No writers under the age 18
• No Incest of any kind.
• No Necrophilia.
• No Rape scenes of any kind.
• No Pedophilia, under age sex.
• No Golden showers
• No Domestic Violence acts toward men or women or children for the intent of titillation.
• No Bestiality, unless it’s a part of the alien fantasy or science fiction storyline.
• No Racist remarks or racist storylines.
• No Violence and death scenes while coupling.
• No Pornographic materials.

Short Stories: 5,000 to 15,999 words
Novella: 16,000 to 45,000 words
Novel: 45,001 to 120,000 words

If you have questions about the company, please feel free to email 
publisher@secretcravingspublishing.com. We would be more than happy to give you information about the company, our experience and our plans for promotion and distribution. You are also encouraged to email our authors and talk to them about the company and their experiences.

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Sweet Cravings Publishing
2488 Old Unionville Rd.
Shelbyville, TN 37160