Call for Submissions

Here’s a fun fact: if you submit to Escape now, you can be a published (or multi-published) author by Christmas. We’re working to an aggressive publishing program, and we want stories!

I’m going to list some subgenres/themes that I’m very interested in, but please note: we publish all subgenres all the time. So if yours doesn’t necessarily fit in to the list, I still want to read it.

Here’s our submission page: http://www.escapepublishing.com.au/submission

Why submit to Escape?

  • Australian location, global reach
  • Actively seeking risky, niche, or cross-genre stories
  • Publishes short stories (of more than 5000 words), novellas, and short and long-length novels
  • Small, flexible team, with the backing of Harlequin’s knowledge, experience, and professionalism
  • No synopsis required! Just a 100-word blurb.
  • Two-week turn-around guarantee for initial response

So what are you waiting for?

Subgenres/themes that I’m particularly interested in:

  • Romantic suspense
  • Erotic romance
  • Historical romance (any period/any time/any setting)
  • Contemporary romance (especially Australia/NZ-set)

Got questions? Hit me: kcuthbert@eharlequin.com.au

Can’t wait to see what’s in store-y for me (see what I did there? Puns! Yay!)

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23 thoughts on “Call for Submissions

  1. I just read through the post. It says No Synopsis. Yet, if you click on the link to submissions, it actually says 100 word Synopsis.
    So, which is it, as 100 word Synopsis or 100 word Blurb?

      • Fab! I have some linked Aussie small town inspy romances that need another round of edits, so once it’s nicely polished I’ll sub the first in the series.

        Also sooooooo glad to see you’re open to subs from overseas. I’m Australian but currently live in the UK and thought that disqualified me.

        *happy bunny bounces*

        Thanks Kate!

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  5. HI
    Whats the word count for short stories? And do you take in only romance?
    I write inspirational stories would that fit?
    Arti

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