Riptide is happy to announce that we're accepting new submissions for completed LGBTQ manuscripts between 25,000 and 80,000 words for our Riptide, Anglerfish, and Triton imprints! (Longer manuscripts may be considered on a case-by-case basis in contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and romantic comedy.) You no longer have to be invited or represented by an agent to submit your manuscript.
All manuscripts should be complete, and edited and polished to the best of your ability. Please check the "Submission Instruction" tab for more details on how to submit your manuscript.
We are especially interested in:
- Contemporary romance
- Category romance (45K to 60K, low-angst, relationship-centered contemporaries with your favorite tropes: arranged marriage, secret babies, marriage of convenience, reformed rakes, billionaires, etc.). Now that same-sex marriage is legal, we want to see all your drunk-married-in-Vegas fics!
- Romantic suspense
- Light-hearted romantic comedy
- Sweet romance
- Epic and high fantasy romances
- Lesbian romance
- Trans, genderqueer, and ace/aro romances/relationships
We do not want: stories that end in death. Enough of us die in real life; we will not perpetuate the Dead Queers stereotype in the fiction we publish.
We're also actively acquiring Young Adult. For instructions on submitting to our YA imprint, please see http://tritonya.com.
For Anglerfish titles, all stories should straddle the line between literary fiction and genre fiction, and should adhere to the tagline: exploring what lurks in the depths. Anglerfish submissions are temporarily closed.
In addition, we have specific, themed calls for submissions, sometimes for standalone pieces, and sometimes for collections or anthologies. Please view the "Open Calls" tab on this page to learn more about those calls.