I am so excited for today’s event! I’ll shut up and let Heather take it from here! Good luck everybody!!
Hello again, everyone! Thank you so much for the warm welcome on Tuesday. I’m excited to give feedback on everyone’s pitches… and request a few things as well along the way. There will be other editors from Entangled dropping by for the next 24 hours, so your chances of a request will only improve!
Entangled Publishing is a fresh and innovative new publisher of YA and adult romance. From our NY-style print lines (Entangled Select and Entangled Teen) to our digital-only novella and category romance imprints, there’s something for every reader on our list. Before we start taking pitches, here is a brief overview of what Entangled publishes and a reminder of what needs to be included in your pitch.
Below are the Entangled lines and a brief description of what fits the bill:
Single Title Lines:
Entangled Books/Entangled Select – These lines publish full-length single-title adult romance in the following subgenres: contemporary, paranormal, romantic thrillers, historical, urban fantasy, fantasy, and science fiction. Word count should be 70k to 120k, with contemporaries remaining under 90k.
Entangled Teen – YA titles in all subgenres are welcome! Romantic elements are required, though they may be light. Word counts run between 50k and 100k. We publish everything from young YA with MG crossover appeal to mature YA that will appeal to an adult audience.
Flirts (10k-15k) and Ever Afters (20k-40k) publish novellas in the following romantic subgenres: Contemporary, historical, thriller, science fiction, dystopian, steampunk, paranormal, urban fantasy, and fantasy.
Indulgence – This is the category line that started it all! Seeking contemporary, trope-based romance with an alpha hero, a fresh voice, and a word count from 45k-60k. Moderate heat level.
Brazen – Our steamiest line yet. We like to call this the naughty little sister of Indulgence. Looking for trope-based, spicy stories from 45k-60k. Alpha hero in a high-powered or heroic profession a must!
Bliss – Entangled’s sweet line. Stories revolve around the blossoming romance, with families and communities playing a role in the couple’s relationship. The heat level ranges from closed door to non-explicit sexual language. 50k-70k. Trope-based as always!
Covet – Trope-based stories with a paranormal twist. The three pillars of Covet are trope, alpha male, and growing relationship between the hero and heroine. Word count is 60k-70k. All heat levels welcome.
Dead Sexy – Publishes trope-based romantic suspense, thrillers, and mysteries. Sweet or steamy, cozies or special-ops, if you have a sizzling, intriguing story under 70k, we want to see it!
Do you have a manuscript (or two) you feel would work well with any of these lines? Tell us about it now! This pitch event closes in 24 hours.
Each pitch should include:
• Title and word count
• 3 to 5 sentence description of the story
• The first 100 words of your manuscript
• For category romance, list the trope(s) and heat level
Please note: if your manuscript is incomplete, you are more than welcome to participate for pitch feedback, but please indicate if it’s a work in progress – we’d prefer to request manuscripts that are complete or within a month of being completed. Also, our category lines do not currently feature same-sex relationships, but we’re more than happy to take pitches for the other lines. (See more about this in the previous post.)
Editorial Director, Brazen
Managing Editor, Entangled Select and Teen
***NOTE – This pitch event closes at 11:59 pm EST on May 31, 2012 ******
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