Interlude Press will open for submissions of full-length novels June 1-30, 2015.

We are looking for new, well-written, original novels featuring LGBTQ characters. Novels may also be Young Adult or Erotic Romance.

Some guidelines:

Manuscripts must be 50,000 to 80,000 words in length and previously unpublished in any form.

Please do not submit a manuscript that is also currently being submitted to another publisher.

There are also some things we are not looking for:

  • Non-Con
  • Graphic sexual content involving minors
  • Gay-for-Pay
  • Beastiality
  • Incest

Submissions should include the following:

  • A cover letter pasted into the body of your email containing thetitle, genre or genres, word count and orientation of your lead characters. Itshould also include a one paragraph summary (like on the back cover of a book) and your complete contact information, including name (not pen name), email, address and phone number.
  • A one-page synopsis of your story, including the ending, submitted as a .doc or docx file.
  • A short bio, including a list of any published works and links to your social media, along with a brief statement on how you would promote your book.
  • Your edited and completed manuscript. Drafts will not be accepted.
  • Please submit only one manuscript.
  • Email your submission to [email protected] between June 1 and June 30, 2015.

You’ll receive an automated email confirming our receipt of your submission. Due to the large volume of submissions, we are unable to answer queries about the status of your submission.

The submission mailbox will be opened on June 1st and closed on June 30th. We will not accept submissions received before or after that period. Submissions that do not follow instructions will be deleted unread.

And one last thing from the attorneys:

So you’re interested in submitting your novel to Interlude Press? Great! We would love to see it, but we want you to know that we hear a lot of pitches and see a lot of drafts, novels and stories. Your submission may contain elements of stories that are already in our files or publishing pipeline, that others have pitched to us, or that will be pitched or submitted to us in the future.

In submitting your manuscript, draft, outline or proposal, you agree that providing this content to us does not create in IP an obligation to publish your story, or avoid publishing anyone else’s story even if it has similar elements, characters, locations or themes.

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One Response to “Call for Submissions: Interlude Press”

  1. 15 March 2015 at 3:49 PM #

    I am looking for some info. Like so many people, I have written a book. I am gay – it is not a coming out story, though that is part of the story. It is of a more serious nature. When I was working on my second BS degree and life had never been better- for example I had been taking ballet for a few years- “on the downlow” because of my love of ballet, not because I wanted to do it professionally – I ended up being savagely beaten, knifed and raped one night when I took a shortcut through a wrong neighborhood by 5 men. It is a story of how I kept the rape to myself too long and the many things that occurred before and after that fateful night. It is not a gloomy story but people who have read it find it uplifting because of my determination to trudge forward and my comical ways to deal with things. It is mixed with humor as humor has always been a part of my life.
    Regardless, I have tried a few established publishers and agencies but the topic seems to scare them. It is well written. I do have published articles so I feel I have the tools to write well.
    Can you suggest any publisher and/or agency that might be interested in such a work? I realize you get a million requests for such info but I never give up and always keep trying.

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