Club Lighthouse Publishing is a full service, royalty paying
e-publishing company. No author represented by Club Lighthouse
Publishing will pay any fees to e-publish their books. Due to the
simple fact of costs being lower in e-publishing, it affords us
the opportunity to offer our authors higher royalties, quicker
turn around times and a broader scope for promotion.
We ask only for electronic rights for three years.
Although your manuscript will be edited by us,
we expect authors to self edit before submission to ensure proper
spelling and grammar. While we will accept manuscripts in
which American spelling has been utilized, please note that during
our editing process they will be converted to Canadian or UK
Please ensure that your submissions are in MS Word or RTF formats.
Absolutely no PDF's.
Cover art will be provided for your book, however, you are welcome
to use your own if you are free to do so. In situations
where you're required to submit photographs, please make sure that
they are clear and sharp whether you chose to submit them in the
hard copy or jpegs.
While Club Lighthouse
is yet small and new, we will do
all that is financially possible to promote the authors' titles we
represent. Each author will have his/her own page where bio
information, picture and excerpt from book can be found. We will
solicit reviews, issue press releases and promote the titles in a
variety of other ways.
Important: Authors must take an active role in their promotion. There are
many avenues for this and we will be happy to point you in the
right direction. Establishing name recognition will be the
author's prime goal and this is utterly important in the e-Publishing
read the entire guideline section. It is vitally important to
follow the procedure exactly. Submissions which do not do so will
not be considered.
accept simultaneous submissions, HOWEVER, if the author is doing
this with the work, we would appreciate that the author notifies
us initially of this.
Write a professional
letter. We don't want to receive an offhand email. This is your
that you have spent many hours pouring your soul
into and you are proud of it,
it deserves a formal introduction.
Imagine an outstanding job applicant who is sending a resume to
the personnel department. If that applicant slaps together a quick
blurb to introduce themselves and sends the package forward, their
first impression would be most likely their last. The same goes
query letter, give us a good first impression.
query letter must include:
Your Home Address
Your Telephone #
Your Fax if applicable
Title of Your Book
Include in the
cover letter a short overview of your story or subject. Include a
little about yourself, such as your writing background.
Once you have written your
letter, include in this initial email a synopsis of your book
which describes your story from beginning to end.
Additionally we ask you to include the first three chapters of
your manuscript. Save this as
file in MS Word or RTF and attach it to the email.
Don't include it within
the email itself.
beginning of the partial submission, include your name, contact information
and title of the manuscript. When you save
the file, please save it with the title of the manuscript
WHERE TO SEND SUBMISSIONS
cover letter, synopsis and attached file containing your chapters
at present is the following; subject to change depending on
We will notify you that we received your partial submission.
If we want to request the entire manuscript, we will be in
touch with you, no longer than one month
to six weeks.
We don't accept submissions from work in progress - please have
your book finished! Self-edit your book - it must be spell checked
and grammatically correct. Present your work as the best job you
can do. We will edit your book but look at the editing process as
a joint effort between you and us.
When we request your complete manuscript we will accept it in the
12 point Times New Roman
Page break at the end of a chapter
Chapter headings in 14 point "bold" Times New Roman
Page numbers acceptable, but
No headers or footers
Use italics instead of underlining
USE TABS OR PARAGRAPH FIRST LINE INDENT WHEN INDENTING, NOT SPACES!!
Saved In MS Word,
Word Perfect or RTF format
90,000 words and up; 360 pages and up (double-spaced)
60,000-89,000 words; 240-356 pages (double-spaced)
20,000-40,000 words; 80-160 pages (double-spaced)
EROTICA: Scenes that involve BDSM, Bondage
behind-closed-doors sex and/or very mild love scenes and sexual
love scenes comparative to most romance novels published today
heavy sexual tension; graphic details and more sexual encounters
The following is a more detailed explanation of what we seek in
the following genres:
For Romance submissions
that are filled with sexual tension that culminate, finally, in
one or two really hot love scenes is what we would like to see. As
in real life, waiting is the essence of sexual tension and makes
the culmination all the more explosive. We should see the two main
characters coming closer, feeling a growing attraction both
mentally and physically, in situations that provoke an intense
physical response but won\92t allow for culmination, until finally
the time and circumstances are right and the hero and heroine (and
reader) share a soul shattering experience. Submissions can
also be erotic if tastefully written, however, graphic sex and
excessively crude language we will say "No Thanks'.