Chances Press, LLC is a traditional royalty paying publisher focused primarily on e-books with some selected
titles also being available in print.
Our titles are distributed on the following retail websites:
Barnes & Noble
Apple (for select titles)
Bookstrand.com (for select titles)
Please carefully read submission guidelines and review which genres we are currently open to before
submitting. Submissions that do not include the required materials will not be considered. Thank you!
Below are the genres/categories we are currently accepting submissions for at this time. When querying, please include
a query letter and the first chapter of your book. We will try to respond to all queries within a month of submission.
Authors with a planned "series" of books are strongly encouraged to query. At Chances Press, we are looking to build
long-term relationships with our authors.
What genres are we looking for?
Contemporary Romance (M/F, M/M, F/F, Transgender) with various degrees of sensuality We will consider works
between 15,000 to 55,000 words.
Historical Romance between 15,000 to 55,000 words with strong sensual elements.
Erotica (All subsets/genres) in either anthology, novella/novellete, and novel form between 10,000 to 55,000 words.
We will not accept any works that include forced sexual relations, incest, or characters under the age of 18.
Paranormal Romance (including vampires, shapeshifters, etc.) with an emphasis on the romantic and sensual
elements between 15,000 to 60,000 words.
Mystery/Thrillers with a heavy emphasis on romance and/or erotic elements (25,000 to 55,000 words). We love to be
intrigued by a good mystery, but we are suckers for romance, too!
Put your best foot forward...
Before sending us your query, please be sure that all parts of your presentation are as professional as possible and
thoroughly edited and proofread. While Chances Press does include editing and proofing as part of our process we
expect our authors to come to the table with a very polished product from the beginning.
Below are helpful links for authors to review before submitting a query.
Query Letter Writing
To submit a query for an erotic work, please contact email@example.com.
To submit a query for all other genres, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Do you accept unagented submissions? Yes, we accept submissions directly from authors or agents.
2. Do you charge a fee for publishing? No, we are a small "traditional" royalty paying publisher.
3. Do you publish in both e-book and print? Yes, we do. However, not all titles may be published in both formats. For
example, some titles may start off as e-book only, but if the title proves successful, we may also do a print edition.
Longer works of at least 40,000 words may be considered for print publication.
4. What are your royalty rates and how often do you pay? Royalty payments are at or often above industry standard.
Exact contract terms will be discussed with authors who are accepted for publication. We pay quarterly.
5. What tips do you give for submissions? We're looking for fresh, new voices in both romance and erotica. Stories,
even erotica, should be "character-centric." Your characters should make us want to read more about them. Romance
titles should have a "happily ever after" or "happy for now" ending.
Email us at email@example.com
Chances Press was founded by writer Michael Holloway Perronne (www.michaelhperronne.com) in 2005. Michael's
vision for Chances Press was a publishing imprint that wasn't afraid to "take chances" on authors who were willing and
able to bring twists to tried and true popular genres in fiction. Since its inception, Chances Press has published over
seventy works and continues to grow each year.
Many Chances Press paperback titles are available through Ingram, Lightning Source US, Lightning
Source UK, Lightning Source Canada, and Baker & Taylor, and/or CreateSpace.
Bookstores interested in purchasing paperback copies at wholesale prices, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.