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Call for Novel-Length Lesbian Fiction Submissions
Claiming our Past, Present and Future through Lesbian Literature
At Bella Books, we believe stories about lesbians are an essential of life — and so do our readers. If you are an author with a great story about gay women to tell, we want to hear from you.
We’re looking for imaginative and entertaining stories that illuminate and celebrate possibilities, fantasies and realities in lesbian lives. Novels that celebrate the girl-next-door, the best friend, the love of our life and the superwoman that exists in all of us.
Our readers have high standards for exciting, fresh plots, and they relish hours spent with engaging characters. They want books they can’t put down, stories they think about for days afterward, and characters so compelling they wish they were real.
To provide our readers with the kinds of stories they demand and deserve, we publish general lesbian fiction, romance, mystery, action/thriller, science-fiction, fantasy, and erotica. If you believe your manuscript will meet our needs, we welcome your submission.
Learn more about our Guidelines for Submission and Frequently Asked Questions.
As the largest lesbian-owned publisher of lesbian fiction, with over 250 titles in print, Bella Books’ editorial and production expertise is completely focused on books for lesbians. Bella authors reap the benefits of accumulated decades of experience, with editorial mentoring and support. Behind each of our writers stands a team of editors, typesetters and proofreaders working together to produce wonderful, absorbing reading.
Karin Kallmaker, Editorial Director