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Carina Press 14 MATURE CONTENT

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About

Carina Press is one of Harlequin’s digital-first adult fiction single-title imprints, publishing first in digital, with releases in audio and print as well. Our mission is to connect readers with authors who write the stories they want to read, and the stories they want to talk about and recommend. Though Harlequin is mainly known as a romance publisher, Carina Press publishes a wide range of romance and mystery genres and features books from talented authors in many subgenres, including contemporary romance, science fiction and fantasy romance, romantic suspense, thriller mystery and more. But Carina Press is interested in more than just the traditional genres. We’re also willing to go beyond the boundaries and mix it up. If the book of your heart fits into a niche that has very little shelf space in a traditional bookstore, Carina Press is eager to read and potentially publish your story.

Carina PressUnited States

Genres

R RomanceOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Chick Lit, Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Historical, Paranormal, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Fantasy, Romantic Mystery, Romantic Science Fiction.

Classifications

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

Types & Lengths

Novelette Novelette10,000 - 15,000 words
Novella Novella15,000 - 17,000 words
Novella Novella20,000 - 40,000 words
Novel Novelno specific word count limits known (our definition: more than 40000 words)

Media

E Electronic Publication 

Payscale

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

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No OKText format submissions

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Dates

Date Added:
01 Mar 2010
Last Updated:
03 Mar 2017