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Musa Publishing Calls For Submission

on July 14, 2012

Thanks to fellow Musa author, Cindi Myers and her fabulous blog, Cindi Myers Market News Blog, for this fabulous submission information:

Musa Publishing  is seeking outstanding fiction for its ten imprints—all heat levels,lengths from 15,000 words and up.  They  are particularly interested in the following:

Calliope Romance—category, paranormal, and historical romance of all eras.

Clio  Historicals – non-romance historical fiction (meaning that something other than romance drives the plot. Romantic subplots are fine) of all eras, but they’re particularly looking for American Colonial, American Old West, classical Greece and Rome, Plantagenet England,  and nautical fiction.

Erato GBLT—outstanding gay fiction: romances, obviously, but also outstanding gay fiction that is NOT romantic. In particular, they are seeking GLBT YA for their new Pan imprint.

Terpischore Commercial Fiction—literary novels and chapbooks, True Confessions stories and humor. If your book is so different that other publishers say they don’t know how to market it—Musa wants to take a look at it.

Thalia Paranormals and Horror—If your monsters kill people and your vampires don’t sparkle, Thalia is the place for you! The editors want true horror stories and paranormal tales—not romance (okay as a subplot) but honest-to-goodness, have to read with the light on fiction.

Urania Speculative Fiction—Urania is looking for science fiction (hard and soft), steampunk, gaslight fantasy, urban fantasy, and epic fantasy tales. They will consider shorter pieces, but are particularly interested in novellas and novels.

Musa also is seeking stories for its Finally Ever After line—a series of short stories (under 15k) that feature a second chance at romance theme—and its Wiccan Haus paranormal shared world series (15-35k).

Musa Publishing, a royalties-paying, digital-first small press is seeking submissions for its romance lines.  Musa is a ground-breaking house that believes transparency is essential for the modern author.  Along with an industry-topping 50% royalty rate, paid monthly, Musa also empowers its authors. The Musa database tracks a book from contract to royalties, allowing authors to track their sales in real time and to see everything from contract terms to reviews. Musa contracts and royalties information are available online for authors to read before submission at http://musapublishing.blogspot.com/p/musa-contract.html. Submissions should be sent to editorial director Celina Summers at submissions@musapublishing.com.

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