Submissions

Beachwalk Press is accepting submissions of all subgenres of romance. We are only accepting works with a rating of "sensual" or higher. Submissions must be no less than 15,000 words and no more than 75,000 words. We are not accepting "sweet" romances or young adult romances.

Submissions should be sent via email. Please send a short query letter in the body of the email and attach a full synopsis and the completed manuscript. These should be two separate attachments named as: Title_AuthorName_synopsis and Title_AuthorName_submission.

Please format your work as follows:
1 inch margins
1.5 line spacing
Times New Roman, 12pt.

Submissions should be sent to: submissions@beachwalkpress.com

FAQs:

Q. What rights do you acquire, and what is the royalty rate offered?
Our contract is for electronic rights for three years. We do not currently offer advances. We pay royalties at 45% of the cover price for ebook sales originating from our website. For other retail distributors, we pay 45% of net sales.

Exception/Special Incentive: For books contracted through the end of 2013 only, we will pay the author a $100 advance, which will be paid upon the book's release.

Q. How often are royalties paid?
Royalties are paid four times a year. Payments are sent in March (for December through February sales), June (for March through May sales), September (for June through August sales) and December (for September through November sales).

Q. Do you accept simultaneous submissions?
Yes, but please advise us that it is a simultaneous submission and keep us informed of the status.

Q. Do you accept previously published books?
Yes, however you must be able to provide proof that you hold exclusive rights to the book.

Q. Are there any subjects which you consider "taboo"?
We do not accept works that contain pedophilia, incest, bestiality, necrophilia, rape presented in a positive light, or bodily functions as sexual activities.

Q. Do you accept gay/lesbian romances?
Yes.

Q. How long will I have to wait for an answer on my submission?
When the submission is received, our system will automatically respond to confirm receipt. Our current read time is approximately four weeks.

Q. How long will it take for my book to be published?
Our goal is to publish books within six months of contract.

Q. Will my book be edited?
Absolutely! Upon contracting, you will be assigned an editor who will work with you to polish the book.

Q. Can I use my own cover art?
No. However, you will be asked to provide detailed information about the book and your characters which the cover artist will use when creating the cover. Be assured that we do realize the importance of good cover art and strive to provide the best cover possible.

Q. How many titles do you publish a month?
Our current schedule is four to six releases per month. We plan for that to eventually increase to eight releases per month.

Q. Will my book be released in print?
We are first and foremost an electronic publisher. The market for ebooks has grown tremendously in the past few years, and we believe it will continue to do so. With that said, we realize some customers do prefer print books. Therefore, we do publish a few selected titles in print. We use various criteria when considering a book for our print program.

Q. Are there any fees to the author?
No! We are a full service publisher. There are NO fees to the author at any time.

If you have additional questions, please email them to: publisher@beachwalkpress.com