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Writer's Submission Guidelines

We now accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know that your manuscript is being considered by other publishers when you submit.

Have You Written a Romance?

Arrow Publicartions is actively seeking submissions for romance novels and novellas.

Whether you are published, self-published or are just starting out, we want to hear from you. See our submissions guidelines below for details and send us a query at arrow_info@arrowpub.com. Include For Submissions Editor in the subject of your email.

Whatever the genre: suspense, adventure, mystery, paranormal, fantasy, interracial, BDSM, LGBT, historical, western, erotic romance, etc. the romance MUST be the driving force of the story and there MUST be a Happy Ever After (HEA) ending. Just having “some romance” in the story is not enough.

We are particularly interested in receiving submissions for series.

We also publish women’s issue non-fiction including books on relationships, domestic violence and abuse and women’s health.

We welcome queries from agents. 

Note: We do not publish or sell books promoting pedophilia, bestiality, necrophilia, rape as titillation or similar subjects. We also do not publish or sell books promoting any type of violence against groups or individuals or threats to public safety.

What is a romance?
We follow the Romance Writers of America's definition of the romance genre, which states, two basic elements comprise every romance novel:

  • a central love story
  • and an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending

For consideration, your submission must contain the following:

  • a query letter

  • an outline of your story

  • the word count for your complete novel or novella

  • a brief description of your submission

  • one chapter of the book (we generally prefer to see the first chapter)

  • information on your promotional plans for the book including the URL of your author's website, Facebook and Twitter pages and details on any other planned promotional efforts. Marketing and promotion are cooperative efforts. We do expect authors to assist in both.

Word Counts

Short novellas should be 19,000 to 24,000 words, novellas should be 25,000 to 55,000 words in length and novels should be 56,000 to 110,000 words. If you book is longer or shorter, you can still query us.

DO NOT SEND A COPY OF YOUR FULL NOVEL/NOVELLA OR NON-FICTION BOOK WITH YOUR INITIAL INQUIRY.

All outlines should be between two and three single-spaced pages. Your outline should include location descriptions and where in the story romantic interactions between the protagonists occur. Outlines can be sent in the body of an e-mail message or as an attachment. If sending as an attachment, we prefer that the file be saved as a PDF, Microsoft Word document (DOC) or Rich Text Format (RTF). Please e-mail your submissions to:

Submissions Editor at arrow_info@arrowpub.com. Include For Submissions Editor in the subject of your email.

PLEASE NOTE: Arrow is also not accepting new graphic novel scripts until further notice.

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