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Submissions Guidelines

Who we are | Services we offer | Accepted Interracial Genres | Author's Rates | MarketsStory Length | Submissions can NOT include | What to submit | Where to submit

Who we are:

Coffee and Cream Publishing is an e-book publisher of interracial and multicultural romance. Our focus is to fine tune each story with editing, creating a distinctive cover that represent the story and to market that story.

We are looking for romance that brings differing individuals together to create a moving and passionate story with good characterization. The road to discovering that love and overcoming obstacles whether internal or external is what we are looking for. Demonstrating differencing race, creeds, or color in finding themselves in their love is what we want. Stories must be original. We accept various stories lengths (e.g. shorts, novellas, and novels) in various genres.

Services we offer

 

  • Editorial services (Structural, Line, and proofreading)
  • E-book formatting to differing digital formats.
  • ISBN for your story
  • Advances can be warded at the discretion of C&C management.
  • Quarterly royalty payments for Novels and Novellas and fee based one-time payment for short stories (details are below).
  • Filtered reader feedback (positive, neutral, or all)
  • Writers Form (Coming Soon). Allows writers to speak to and get feedback from other great writers.
  • Distribution of e-books via 3rd Party
  • Customize book promotion training program
  • Coming soon an automated work-flow system that shows you the progress of your e-book submission from upload, to editing, to publication.

Accepted Interracial Genres

  • Contemporary
  • Historical Fiction
  • Mystery & Suspense
  • Paranormal
  • Science Fiction
  • BBW
  • Fantasy
  • Christian
  • Young Adult
  • Erotica

Author’s Rates:
  • Novels and Novellas are royalty based.  Royalties rates are negotiable but can be as much as 45% of cover on C&C website sales and 35% of 3rd party sales.
  • Short Stories are fee based on approved manuscripts.  A one-time payment of $5.00 USD per page, based on a 350 word count per page on accepted submissions.
Markets:
  • Novels and Novellas will be distributed through 3rd Party Distribution (Amazon, Nook, ibooks, etc.) and the C&C Website.
  • Short Stories will be offered as free Stories to C&C website readers.

 

Story Length

  • Short Stories - Between 7,000 and 20,000 word count (Accepted for C&C market only).
  • Novellas - 28,000 to 50,000 word count (80 to 120 pages)
  • Novels - 88,000 to 120,000 work count ( greater than 250 pages)

Submissions can NOT include

  • Scat or Golden showers.
  • Bestiality.
  • Rape, incest, or snuff.
  • Necrophilia.
  • Pedophilia or exploitation of children or minors direct or inferred.

What to submit

 

Short Stories

  • Full completed manuscript must be submitted.
  • Allow 3 to 4 weeks for response.

Novellas and Novels

  • Synopsis: 500 word summary of plot
  • Story outline
  • First Chapter of the partial manuscript
  • Submission can be upload to C&C site or emailed.
  • Rate sexual content level (sensual, erotica, etc.)
  • Manuscript formatting:
    • HTML, RTF, or TXT files only.  All these format can be save from Microsoft Word.
    • Font - Arial, Times New Roman, or Courier
    • Font size - Standard 12 pt
  • Listing of possible competitive titles that are similar to your story
  • Author’s Marketing Plan (if any)
  • Author’s website or Blog (if any)
  • Allow 3 to 4 weeks for response.

Where to submit

Email submissions to Elizabeth AT coffeeandcreampublishing.com.  Replace the AT with @ and no spaces.