Thank you for such an informative blog! I know it’s time-consuming, but it’s very much appreciated!
My question: Your website states you don’t accept SF or fantasy . . . but, how about fantasy romance or SF romance? They’re increasingly popular, I believe. Are you accepting submissions in those sub-genres?
Thank you. It is time-consuming, but as someone who always has something to say it’s been a joy.
We are absolutely accepting submissions in every sub-genre of romance. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there’s been a colision of genres. SF, romance, and mystery can be found in almost every genre now. So, while we aren’t accepting what would be classified as straight SF or fantasy, things that could only be published in that category or shelved in that section of the bookstore, we are certainly accepting romances, mysteries, and women’s fiction with a paranormal or fantasy theme.
The trick in trying to figure out what agents to submit to is to figure out what your book is first. Is it a mystery first with a touch of romance or a romance first with a mystery element? Is it a fantasy with a romance or a romance with fantastical elements?
A little secret . . . I will often submit those paranormal/fantasy romances to SF/Fantasy editors as well as romance editors.