Publishers : Juno Books

Juno Books

Juno Books

Publishes Hardcover Books: No
Publishes Paperback Books: Yes
Publishes E-Books: No

Submission Information

  • Erotica

Submission Methods
  • Accepts Unsolicited Manuscripts
  • Accepts Email Queries

  • SASE
  • Cover Letter
  • Outline
  • Chapters
  • Manuscript
  • Proposal (nonfiction)

Additional Information
Novels Juno is currently looking for novels from 60,000 to 120,000 words in length. We are looking for adventures for women (and don't mind if they appeal to men, too) -- fantasies with a focus on female characters. We like to see an element of romance in the plot. Some might call our books "paranormal romance", but don't let either word frighten you off. "Paranormal" really means "beyond the ordinary" and "romance" is defined as "an exciting and/or mysterious quality as of a heroic time or adventure" as well as "a story dealing with love". We want stories with strong female protagonists or women who grow and become empowered -- women discovering themselves and discovering new worlds. Fascinating characters interacting in plausible well-built worlds that can be contemporary, set in the past, completely fantastic, or an alternate reality. We'd like some romance or a relationship involved, but we aren't looking for "category romance" by any means. Although some of our books fit that mold, we don't require he-and-she-live-happily-ever-after-endings and recognize that a happy ending doesn't necessarily involve he-and-she-live-happily-ever. Stories can be fairly erotic, but the focus is not on sex, but on character and story. [The introduction to Best New Paranormal Romance gives you a fuller idea of our philosophy, but you can get the gist of it here on the blog.] We are open to fantasy of any type, otherworldly or supernatural beings, alternate history, magical or psychic abilities, occult detectives, paranormal action-adventure, supernatural horror, and encourage cross mixes. Traditional or non-traditional ethnicity or sexual orientation, as well as the more traditional are acceptable. We don't want pornography, category romance, or Christian romance. Humor is great, but not slapstick comedy or airhead antics. Original novels preferred but previously published, and out-of-print work will be considered. Please note the lower end of the length we are looking for; this might be a good opportunity to develop a novella into a novel or reshape a concept or longer work into a series. Submission Guidelines: We prefer emailed submissions attached in .doc, or .rtf. Please submit three chapters (or equivalent sample) and a synopsis. Although not required, it is best to have a finished manuscript before submitting. If we like it, we will usually want to see the entire ms. right away before deciding whether to purchase. We are also still working on a tight schedule, so a substantially completed ms. will be to your advantage For established fiction authors, we may buy based on three chapters (or equivalent sample) and a synopsis. For previously published work available only in printed form please email us first with a description and information about your work as an author. If we are interested we will respond with a mailing address. We prefer agent inquiries by email, too. Email for submissions or information: Paula Guran, Email for a snail mail address if you need it. Don't send to the Rockville, Maryland office! The editor may never see it if you do.

Contact Information

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