Totally Bound Publishing submission guidelines

What we look for in submitted manuscripts

Romance and Erotic Romance Fiction

  • We look for creative storytelling and original style.
  • Weave romantic tales by creating strong, dynamic and intelligent characters that your readers will remember.
  • Plot driven stories that illustrate the relationship between key characters, ideally with a happy ending for any romances, but if not it should be promising.
  • We want varying degrees of sex throughout the story, (unless you're submitting a sweet romance) with lots of opportunity for erotic exploration, interwoven with levels of tension and passion (take a look at our heat rating info)
  • Meaningful and expressive language that is explicit, but suitable for the storyline.
  • We’re looking for writers who have a unique and new approach and a writing style that sets them apart from the rest. You must have a true talent for storytelling. Whilst erotic content is important in our books it should not be the main focus.

What we ask for in submitted manuscripts

We only accept electronic communication. So, it’s essential that you send your script to us via e-mail attachment, as either a .doc, .docx or .rtf file. We will only accept the following:

  • Detailed synopsis of your book
  • The full and complete manuscript
  • Send in standard 12 pt font. Book Antiqua preferred.
  • Generally we accept any size of story from 10,000 to 100,000 words (see our book length info)
  • Books will be published only if author owns all rights
  • Include your name, pen-name and contact e-mail in the Query Letter and Synopsis
  • Let us know if you have multi-subbed your book to various publishers
  • Send the submissions package to submissions@totallyentwined.com.

What’s not acceptable

We’re pretty open when it comes to creativity (we certainly don’t want to stifle it), and will look at most story lines, but…we do have our limits!

  • NO paedophilia. Just don’t go there!
  • NO rape as titillation. We accept that it may sometimes be used as part of a plotline, especially supporting character development, but definitely not for the use of getting your rocks off.
  • NO bodily functions – i.e. watersports, toilet play.
  • NO necrophilia. The dead definitely don’t do it for us – of course, we don’t count the bloodsucking undead variety.
  • NO bestiality. This does not apply to shapeshifters and might not apply to certain breeds from a sci-fi perspective.
  • If you aren’t sure, email us at submissions@totallyentwinedgroup.com, and we’ll set you straight.

Pride Publishing submission guidelines

What we look for in submitted manuscripts

GLBTQI Fiction

  • GLBTQI fiction in all genres.Ÿ
  • We look for creative storytelling and original style.Ÿ
  • We want you to weave inspiring, exciting, dramatic, exploratory and loving tales with strong, dynamic and intelligent characters that your readers will remember.Ÿ
  • Identifying as part of the gay community may be part of the growth process of the character/s in the story.Ÿ
  • Any sexual content should be appropriate for the characters and the storyline.Ÿ
  • Plot driven stories that illustrate the relationship between key characters.Ÿ
  • We want writers who have a unique and new approach and a writing style that sets them apart from the rest.

What we ask for in submitted manuscripts

We only accept electronic communication. So, it’s essential that you send your script to us via e-mail attachment, as either a .doc, .docx or .rtf file. We will only accept the following:

  • Detailed synopsis of your book
  • The full and complete manuscript
  • Send in standard 12 pt font. Book Antiqua preferred.
  • Manuscripts from 10,000 to 100,000 words
  • Books will be published only if author owns all rights
  • Include your name, pen-name and contact e-mail in the Query Letter and Synopsis
  • Send the submissions package to submissions@totallyentwined.com with the header Pride Publishing Submission along with a synopsis in the first instance.

Finch Books submission guidelines

What we look for in submitted manuscripts

Young Adult and New Adult Romance Fiction

  • We look for creative storytelling and original style.Ÿ
  • We want you to weave inspiring, exciting and fun tales by creating strong, dynamic and intelligent characters that your readers will remember.
  • Plot driven stories that illustrate the relationship between key characters.
  • We want writers who have a unique and new approach and a writing style that sets them apart from the rest. You must have a true talent for storytelling and and engaging voice that speaks to the younger generation.
  • Young and new adult fiction should feature at least one strong main character.
  • Personal growth of the teen character/s through the course of the story is essential. Primary characters between the ages of 14 and 21.
  • Any sexual content should be appropriate for the characters and the storyline. Sex between a minor and an adult (real or implied) will only be considered if it is off page, contributes to the growth of the character in a positive way and has realistic consequences for the character/s.

What we ask for in submitted manuscripts

We only accept electronic communication. So, it’s essential that you send your script to us via e-mail attachment, as either a .doc, .docx or .rtf file. We will only accept the following:

  • Detailed synopsis of your book
  • The full and complete manuscript
  • Send in standard 12 pt font. Book Antiqua preferred.
  • Manuscripts from 10,000 to 100,000 words
  • Books will be published only if author owns all rights
  • Include your name, pen-name and contact e-mail in the Query Letter and Synopsis
  • Send the submissions package to submissions@totallyentwined.com with the header Finch Books Submission along with a synopsis in the first instance.