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
Rainbowebooks (for LGBT titles)
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.
What are we looking for?
Contemporary Romance (M/F, M/M, F/F) with lots of hot, sensual scenes. We will consider works
between 20,000 to 55,000 words.
Historical Romance between 20,000 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. Authors with a planned "series" of books between 25,000 to 75,000 words
are strongly encouraged to query.
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.
To submit a query, please contact us at email@example.com.
Special Call For Submissions...Starting August 2012
In honor of the one year anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DODT), Chances Press
is excited to announce a new line of romance titles, In and Out of Uniform, to be launched in July
2013...just in time for Independence Day!
Novel/novella titles may be gay, lesbian, or straight romance, and at least one of the lead
characters should be in the military and/or recent active military. Titles should contain heavy
sensual/erotic scenes. However, the romance should remain the central theme to the story.
Novels/Novellas- 20,000 to 60,000 words (e-book and possible print)
1. Do you accept unagented submissions? Yes, we accept submissions directly from authors or
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. We pay a higher rate on e-book sales. Exact rates 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
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many Chances Press paperback titles are available through Ingram, Lightning Source US,
Lightning Source UK, Lightning Source Canada, and Baker & Taylor, and/or CreateSpace.
We currently are not a direct distributor.