Bold Strokes Books publishes general and genre fiction for the LGBTQ market.

Bold Strokes Books



Bold Strokes Books Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Bold Strokes Books accepts submissions via email. See the guidelines for details.

Phone: (518) 753-6642

Fax: (518) 753-6648

Submitting Your Work to Bold Strokes Books

Before submitting to Bold Strokes Books

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From the Bold Strokes Books guidelines:

Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of LesbianGayBiTransQueer general and genre fiction. BSB genre fiction includes all romance sub-genres as well as action, adventure, crime, mystery/intrigue, and speculative fic (sci-fi/fantasy/horror). BSB Victory (Lesbian) and Liberty (GBT) Editions include literary and popular fiction as well as non-fiction that explore the LGBT experience in its many forms (contemporary, historical, saga) while telling strong human stories with universal themes. BSB Matinee Books are all about romances: focused reads presenting passion, sexual attraction, and compelling connections in a tightly written, engaging package. Our Young Adult line, BSB Soliloquy, features a protagonist aged 14-21 in stories within all fiction genres that delve into questions of identity, gender, sexuality, self-esteem, peer relationships, ethics, and life issues. HeatStroke, our newest line, offers erotica for every pleasure.

We are only interested in quality works from serious authors. Every manuscript is individually reviewed by the selections director and members of the consulting editorial staff. A thorough review is a time-consuming process: therefore, we do not review manuscripts that have been simultaneously submitted to multiple publishers. Our average review period is 14 weeks.

Submission Guidelines Details for Bold Strokes Books

Market Type: Book

Contact: Len Barot, Selections Director


Accepts: Action, adventure, contemporary, crime, erotica, fantasy, gay/lesbian, historical, horror, literary, romance, saga, science fiction, young adult

Simultaneous Submissions: No

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