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We're actively seeking manuscripts in the following genres...
Hot, spicy romance, erotica, GBLT and vampire stories...
We are currently accepting submissions in the following
Fiction that involves centre
around BDSM, or featuring bondage..
fiction that does not fit under any of the other categories.
includes sweet or sensual,can also
include straight romance, or multi- genre (ie. mixed with paranormal, time-travel, mythological
romance with strong, intriguing heroes in interesting
situations and locales.
that feature heroes with disabilities.
Open to any timeline set in any country.
mainstream novels that
feature inspirational themes or heroes with a spiritual bent
without being preachy.
Fiction set anytime from 1930's to 1980's).
anything that features occult, time-travel, supernatural
preferably fast paced. Here we would like our heroines
to be strong, well developed and in command of themselves,
yet at the same time very human.
with issues of concern to contemporary teens.
emerging or known artists as well as the masters along with
photos of art works.
Have you got an
unusual story about something that happened in your life
that you believe people would like to read about? Then
let us take a look.
fascinating people living or deceased.
This is pretty
All kinds of
cuisine, vegetarian, local, regional international accompanied by photos
of finished entree.
that promotes enlightenment or assists in the enlightenment
of humanity (i.e channelling, natural health etc.)
Material on the Michael Teachings is particularly welcome.
pet care, or habits and domains about animals in general
which would be of instructional value.
help & How To
Yourself, Crafts, Hobbies.
real life stories (i.e. in the tradition of Chicken Soup for
the Soul) Spiritual Guidance without proselytizing or
decrying others' spiritual beliefs.
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 are also offering print on demand services on a limited basis, using CreateSpace. See the FAQ section for more information on this option.
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 PARAGRAPH FIRST LINE INDENT WHEN INDENTING, NOT TABS OR 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'.
For Erotica, we want see stories with well developed characters
that happen to prefer the alternative to vanilla sex, and which include a variety of erotic experiences.
There are many so-called erotic publishers that put a lot of restrictions on what they will consider. We will not reject a work out
of hand if it goes into dangerous territory. You can see this by looking at some of the works we have published. However,
NO CRUDE BEASTIALITY OR KIDDIE PORN!!
We love to see
books that have characters so real that the reader feels like
he/she knows them, characters whose dialogue is amusing,
interesting and fascinating. Historicals that have a
comfortable blend of history and story, particularly when the
story is woven around and through some historical event either
well known or almost unknown are especially welcome. They must be
well researched and therefore historically accurate. Same
applies for Nostalgia submissions, except here we seeking stories
1930's to 1970's.
Fantasy and Paranormal and Mainstream: We are flexible, however
the decision to accept and publish a particular work is entirely
at our discretion.
short, we will only publish works we consider to be in good taste
and non-libellous, books consistent with the level of quality we
wish to establish for for our company. Works that rely on
clich\E9s, foul language, and sex scenes to mask the lack of content
will not be accepted. This applies for all fiction
that promotes enlightenment or assists in the enlightenment
of humanity. This can range from channelling (Archangel
Michael, Kryon, Seth), crystals and how they can be utilized to
promote wellness etc., daily affirmations, candle burning, psychic
protection, aura strengthening, reincarnation, astral travel,
spirit guides and meditation.
Self Help: Women's
and Social Issues, Do it Yourself (No instructions on how to build
bombs and other destructive devices in your basement please!),
crafts and hobbies.
Spiritual guidance, however, we do not wish to see any works that
proselytize, or denigrates others' spiritual beliefs. True
accounts of life changing moments or uplifting stories in the
tradition of Chicken Soup for the Soul are especially welcome.
All of our e-books are
offered in the following formats
MOBI, EPUB, PDB,
PDF, PRC, LIT, HTML,
MS WORD, RTF
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