BLAZING HEART PUBLISHING
ALL SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES
Mercy Edafe - Publisher
We accept only electronic submissions.
AUTHORS: Kindly follow the instructions in the Submission Checklist below and send all submissions to: email@example.com
EMAIL SUBJECT - SUBMISSION: Book Title (Word Count)
EMAG WRITERS: Kindly follow our submission guidelines and send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer's Name - (Season - I.e.; Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall) Emag Submission; (EMag Section ie: Author & Book, Food, Lifestyle Section)
NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL!
AUTHOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS
AUTHOR PREPARATIONS AND REQUIRED INFORMATION KNOWLEDGE BEFORE SUBMITTING MANUSCRIPT TO US:
WE ARE ACCEPTING
Books of Male/Male (MM), Male/Female (MF), Female/Female (FF), and Ménages. Poetry is on a book-by-book review.
All categories of fiction.
All writing styles (1st person, and so on)
Story Collection/Anthologies and Themed Submissions are visible on our CALLS PAGE.
Collaboration between two or more authors are accepted.
WORD COUNT REQUIREMENT
The Minimum Word Count for all Manuscript is 20,000 words.
To submit Manuscript below the minimum word count, visit our Calls Page.
The Maximum word count for all Manuscript is unlimited.
Print-on-Demand becomes automatic at 40,000 words.
ROYALTY & PAYMENT SCHEDULE
40% of E-book price sold at Blazing Heart Publishing website.
30% of Publisher's E-book royalties received from distributors.
20% of Publisher's E-Read royalties received from distributors.
6% of Publisher's royalties received for print books.
ROYALTY PAYMENTS SCHEDULE:
Quarterly. Paid no more than 30 days after the end of each quarter once the payment threshold is reached. Payment threshold is $100.00
- January 1 to March 31 paid between April 25th to 30th.
- April 1 to June 30 paid between July 25th to 31st.
- July 1 to September 30 paid between October 25th to 31st.
- October 1 to December 30 paid between January 25th to 31st.
All stories must be well-written, with a good plot, a strong conflict and well resolved resolutions which must end in either; HFN (Happy For Now) or HEA (Happily Ever After)
There are no restrictions on Sex Scenes.
Books can be written in 1st or 3rd person but it must be consistent throughout the story.
All Characters must be 18 years and above to engage in sex scenes & 20 years and above to engage in BSDM scenes
We will NOT accept scenes of rape, sexual assaults and non-consensual sex. Such scenes cannot be explicitly described but could be referenced.
We will NOT accept books that propagate and encourage racism, sexual, religious and any other type of discrimination
We will NOT accept books solely based on erotica or sex scenes.
We will NOT accept stories that end in death.
WHAT YOU MUST DO AND INCLUDE WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT TO US:
Manuscript sent to us must be complete and sent in WORD DOC. No partials will be considered.
Manuscript must be both grammatically and spelling Error-Free.
Manuscript Label: Author name - Book Title
For Collaboration, Label Manuscript: First name of both authors - Book Title
Format your Manuscript as such:
> single line spacing,
> NO TABS OR SPACES for paragraph indents!
> Use the paragraph formatting feature to indent you first line 0.5"
IN THE EMAIL:
Send us the completed Questionnaire below.
Attach your completed manuscript in a WORD DOC.
SUBJECT LINE OF EMAIL:
SUBMISSION: Book Title (Word Count)
E-mail address: email@example.com
QUESTIONNAIRE TO BE INCLUDED
FOR ALL AUTHORS AND SUBMISSIONS:
All submissions MUST include this questionnaire in the BODY of the EMAIL. Submissions without this questionnaire will take longer to process and for you to hear back from us. We will naturally follow up with an email requesting you to send this questionnaire if you previously didn't before we can add your book to our queue.
(1) Your legal name(s)
(2) Your pen name(s) or pseudonym
(3) Your country - eg. USA, UK, Australia, South Africa and so on
(a) previously published author
(b) never been published author
(5) Your contact information
(1) Book Title and Series Name - eg. Wolf Mate [Winter Elves 1]
(2) Manuscript word count
(3) Main character pairing - eg. MM, MF, FF, Ménage, Poetry
(4) Genre - eg. Paranormal, Contemporary, BDSM, Sci-Fi, Western, and so on
(5) Indicate whether this manuscript;
(a) Is an original work that has never been published
(b) Was previously published &
Indicate whether your ending is;
(a) A Happy Ever After (HEA)
(b) A Happy For Now (HFN)
(6) Synopsis of 300 words, which includes the plot, conflict and resolution.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR BOOK TO US:
RESPONSE TIME AND OTHER INFORMATION
All Authors - 1 to 3 weeks
We accept Multiple Submissions and we will also accept as many submissions from the same author as you can whilst your current book is undergoing the decision making and/or publishing process.
You will receive a cover questionnaire once your manuscript has been accepted by us and a contract has been signed.
You will receive an auto-response email from us regarding your submission status and information on our response time. Kindly note that due to the volume of submissions, if your submission does not adhere to our guidelines or contain a complete manuscript, it will be deleted.
We urge all authors to adhere to our standards and the submission checklist. We understand that your submissions will require editing and other processes and will take those into consideration while making a decision about your submission.
TO VIEW OUR UPCOMING RELEASES CALENDAR, VISIT
EMAG SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES TO OUR E-MAGAZINE
Authors and other interested persons, kindly include the following information when submitting contents to our magazine.
NB: Guidelines must be STRICTLY followed and information requested STRICTLY adhered to or your query might be rejected.
EMAG SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:
~~ AUTHOR & BOOKS ~~
TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION
Author Spotlight (Interview)
~~ FOOD SECTION CONTENT ~~
TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION:
Personal Baking & Cooking
Food and People.
[ - Bakery/Restaurant article must be about actual location and have the permission of business to be included in our EMag.
- Food and People can be a mix of business and/or personal and must include culture of meals.
- Baking, Cooking is strictly under writer's personal experience. Baking or Cooking must have been done personally by writer, friends, family, or colleague.]
~~ LIFESTYLE SECTION CONTENT ~~
TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION
~~ EMAG LIVE-STREAMING ~~
For All EMag Writers of all Sections, there's a slot available for live-streaming with Readers on our EMag Page.
For inclusion in the streaming,
Your EMag content must have been accepted for the season.
Visit our EMag Calendar to pick a slot.
Once slots are full, the live-streaming will be closed for the season.
A New Calendar will open each season for writers to pick from.
INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBMIT:
[--- (NB: Do input only the option that applies to you in your subject and Email Body.
Eg; Abby Winters - Spring Emag Submission: Author & Book)
Do Not Include The Above Part In Your Submission. Simply A Guide For What To Do.---]
Writer's Name - (Season - I.e.; Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall) Emag Submission; (EMag Section ie: Author & Book, Food or Lifestyle Section)
AUTHOR & BOOK SECTION
Author's Name (Pen Name)
Topic For Discussion (View Above)
If Author Spotlight (Interview);
Further Instructions will be given once the above information is sent to us
If Book Spotlight;
Book Cover - (Front & Back Cover)
Author Bio and links
Excerpt (no more than 500 words)
Reviews & Reviewer (no more than 3)
FOOD OR/ LIFESTYLE SECTION
Writer's Legal Name
About writer. (Include writer's pic.)
Category (I.e.; Author & Books, Food Section Content, Lifestyle Section Content.)
Topic For Discussion
Content not less than 2000 words including images. All content must be original work and can include thoughts and opinion of writer.
Each article must include at least 7 high quality images for our editors to pick from. (If from Bakery/Restaurant, must include Front View of shop.)
** If Writer prefers, can also include a video under the topic of choice. (No links to YouTube.)
Label Word Doc. Article: Writer Last Name - Article Title
Label Images: Writer Last Name - Article Title
Label Video: Writer Last Name - Article Title
For specific Emag submission, visit the CALLS PAGE to browse the specification on content details.