Ellora's Cave 10 MATURE CONTENT

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Ellora’s Cave is THE place for erotic romances. Our site receives over 60,000 hits daily and averages sales of over 70,000 e-books per month. Our readership continues to grow by the thousands. Ellora’s Cave is ALWAYS open to new submissions of erotic romances.
FICTION: Ellora’s Cave is always looking for new talent and welcomes manuscripts from authors. We want great storytelling, fresh writing, compelling characters and hot sex that will thrill our readers and capture their imagination.

Ellora's CaveUnited States


E EroticaOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Erotic Romance, Historical, Paranormal, Vampire.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
R RomanceOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
T Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.


Audience:Adults, New adults, All sexual identities.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.

Types & Lengths

BookNo specific word count limits known.
Novelette12,000 - 15,000 words.
Novella15,000 - 40,000 words.
NovelMore than 40,000 words.


E Electronic Publication 


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN + > No monetary advance. >= 15% royalties.
N NonfictionN + > No monetary advance. >= 15% royalties.

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No OK UnknownText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No Unknown UnknownText format submissions

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
04 Jul 2006
Last Updated:
05 Jan 2017