Sometimes, as a writer, it's easy to feel you're navigating a vast, barren wilderness all alone. You've slaved away on your manuscript; you've read and reread it. You gritted your teeth and persevered when the feedback was less than stellar. Now it's as perfect as you can get it, and you decide you want to go the traditional publishing route, rather than getting it out there on your own. You're ready to submit it to publishers, yet you find doors slammed in your face every step of the way. This road is especially rough for writers without an agent.
Take courage, writers! Here's a list of places accepting submissions in various genres:Science Fiction and Fantasy: DAW (a Penguin Imprint)
Young Adult Fantasy: Teen Crave, a brand new imprint from Entangled
Young Adult Contemporary Romance: Teen Crush, a brand new imprint from Entangled
Adult Romance: Lovestruck (an Entangled Imprint)
Gritty Romantic Suspense: Intrigue Noir (a Harlequin Imprint)
Historical Romance: Harlequin Historical
Erotic Novellas: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads
Wishing you all kinds of luck and positive juju as you send your baby out into the world. Drop me a line and let me know how it goes!