Editor Event

We’ve another live blogcast on the docket tonight, this time for LPI editors. It starts at 6 PM Central.

Click Here to join us.

Authors thinking of subbing can ask questions during the blogcast — I believe we’ll be tackling most of those during the second hour. We’ll also be taking questions throughout the event from readers who might like to grill editors or demand certain types of stories.

Author Event

The End of Summer live blogcast happens tonight at 6 PM Central.

WordPress.com doesn’t support frames, so I can’t drop a viewing pane here on the blog, but you can access the blogcast if you Click Here

Or, you can go to this LPI Blog post and join us there in the viewing pane.

We’re expecting upwards of thirty author panelists, and the interview questions have been kept under wraps so the responses are utterly, gloriously unrehearsed.

My smirk is not at all wicked. Well, okay. Maybe a little…

Here It Comes

/enters, panting

The End of Summer event starts tomorrow on the LPI Blog. We’ve put together 58 author and editor profiles for release Monday through Friday. More than thirty ebooks will be given away, along with countless other prizes.

During the week, we’ll be gearing up for the weekend’s live blogcasts. These are shaping up to be very fun (no one warn the authors about my deep bag of evil writer questions), and might become regular events based on this weekend’s results.

In other, glorious news, longtime LPI editor Pamela Tyner has been named Managing Editor. We are very grateful for her support and input.  And I’m sure she, in turn, will be very grateful for any and all chocolate you might send her way as we get her settled into her new position.

I’m off to do something crazy, like sleep.

Big Event

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First, the official bits:

LPI celebrates a great summer of reading with the End of Summer Blog Event. Monday through Friday, August 24 – 28, we’ll feature author and editor profiles on the LPI Blog. Many author profiles will include giveaways, so please come visit for your chance to get to know Lyrical Press and win prizes.

We’ll round out the week with two live blogcasts:

Saturday, August 29, 6 – 9PM Central Time: Author Chat

http://lyricalpress.blogspot.com

Many, many LPI authors will be joining in the fray while Editor in Chief Emma Wayne Porter announces giveaway winners and hands out even more free goodies. Readers are invited to ask questions, hang out, and get to know the people behind all those stories.

Sunday, August 30, 6 – 9PM Central Time: Editor Chat

http://lyricalpress.blogspot.com

During this live blogcast, the LPI editorial staff gets its day in the hotseat. Readers are invited to give their opinions on what kind of stories they want to read. Authors are invited to ask questions about submission guidelines, and maybe even pitch an idea or two. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to speak directly to publishing staff, and be heard!

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And now for the unofficial bits:

Both blogcasts will be held right on the LPI Blog, and we’re expecting a lot of author traffic. All the free ebook winners accumulated in the author profiles will be announced during the blogcasts, though people won’t have to be present to win. We’re often so all-business at LPI, I’m really looking forward to getting everyone together to just hang out and have some fun in real time.

Sunday’s chat with the editors will be a free-for-all. Authors, if you’re shopping for a publisher, here’s your chance to talk directly to LPI staff about how things work in-house, what all the acquiring editors are looking for, maybe some talk about how digital publishing differs from print.

Readers, this chat will be great for telling us what type of stories you like to see, your shopping preferences, and basically anything you want to talk about. Editors so rarely get to speak directly with readers, I think it’ll be a great opportunity for both sides.

Hope to see you there!

Something New

Okay, so it’s already June 22nd, but I finally posted my first montly editor’s pick over on the LPI blog.

Poor Aubrey. We’ve had to sit on this first pick forever, thanks to some red tape.

Anyway, erotica snobs, rejoice. There are literary authors out there who can scorch your toenail polish. My first pick proves it beyond any shadow of a doubt.

And for the record, I did hesitate to make an editor’s pick: “But it reeks of favoritism!”

You’re darn right it does. ninja

Anniversary Presents

An invite from the resident headless chicken…

Want free ebooks and other prizes?

Lyrical Press Group 

Lyrical Press Blog

Call for Subs: Lyrical Elite Imprints

Lyrical Elite Imprints

Lyrical Press, Inc. is now accepting submissions for three new imprints: Allure, Elements and Vintage. 

Imprinted title payouts: $100 advance (50% upon receipt of signed contract, 50% upon remittance of approved final) + 40% of earned digital royalties.

We will not review queries, partials or proposals. Only completed manuscripts will be considered. Required length for all three imprints is 60-80k ONLY. We will not consider works of less than 60k, or longer than 80k for elite imprints. (full submission details to follow imprint guidelines)

Titles that do not fit specific imprint guidelines might still be considered for non-imprinted contract/release, but will not be eligible for advance.

Questions regarding guidelines or other specifics should be directed to submissions at lyricalpress dot com.

Specific Imprint Guidelines:

Lyrical Allure
Acquiring editor: Emma Wayne Porter
Genre: erotic contemporary romance
Length: 60-80k
Key Characteristic: willful hero, capable heroine
Key Characteristic: sexual tension and romantic conflict
Requirement: HEA
Sensuality Level: extremely hot

Editor’s notes: Know your tropes. This line is focused on the buildup and resolution of sexual tension and romantic conflict. The thrill of anticipation is as key as the erotic payoff.

We want willful heroes, and capable heroines. We do not want “perfect” or cardboard characters, nor do we want helpless, shrinking-violet heroines. We want compelling, fully developed contemporary characters with GMC and sizzling conflict brought to fulfilling resolution.

Lyrical Elements
Acquiring editor(s): Renee Rocco a/o Emma Wayne Porter
Genre: paranormal romance
Length: 60-80k
Key Characteristic: gripping and dangerous paranormal conflict
Key Characteristic: romantic conflict
Sensuality Level: any
Requirement: HEA

Editor’s notes: The paranormal conflict should be on an equal footing with the romantic conflict—there must be an imminent threat to the hero, heroine or both. We want to worry the will get them before the boy can get the girl. Know your lore. Know your characters. Make us believe the lore, make us care about the characters, and scare the crap out of us at will. 

Lyrical Vintage
Acquiring editor: Renee Rocco
Genre: historical romance
Length: 60-80k
Key Characteristic: immersive historic setting
Key Characteristic: romantic conflict
Sensuality Level: any
Requirement: HEA

Editor’s notes: For now, Old West/Western is lumped in with all other historic eras. We want fully immersive, rich settings positively rotten with conflict of the times. No contemporaries in historic disguises—we want driven characters caught in authentic, seemingly insurmountable conflict, and we want our heart-wrenching HEA fulfillment. 

Submission procedures:
Please remember we will not consider queries, partials or proposals—completed manuscripts only.

Submissions should be sent to: submissions@lyricalpress.com 

Subject line should contain the targeted imprint, along with the book name and your pen name. 
Example: Lyrical Vintage: HOW THE WEST WAS UNDONE by Emma Wayne Porter 

The body of your email should contain all of the following:

  • Your name
  • Your pen name
  • Target imprint
  • Book title
  • Book length
  • Your email address
  • Your mailing address
  • Your website URL (if applicable)
  • A very brief “hook” or “blurb”
  • Any publishing credits

Attachments:
The full manuscript in .rtf, .doc or .docx (If you use Microsoft Word, please send .doc or .docx)
2-page, double-spaced synopsis

Manuscript File:
Filename: BOOKTITLE_imprint_sub_authorname

Example: BOOGIEMANNIGHTS_Elements_sub_EmmaWaynePorter
Please include a title page containing the following info: 

  • Your name
  • Your pen name
  • Your email address
  • Your mailing address
  • Targeted imprint
  • Book title
  • Book length

Please do not include a blurb or synopsis inside the manuscript file. The faster we can get to the story, the more we will like you.

Preferred formatting:

  • Black, Times New Roman 12pt font 
  • 1.5 line-spacing
  • .5” first line indent
  • Margins at 1” all
  • Chapter headings 16pt TNR font, centered
  • Page breaks between chapters

Synopsis file:
Filename: BOOKTITLE_syn_AuthorName
Synopses should be no more than two pages, double-spaced.