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Serenade Publishing

A boutique small publishing company focusing on romance

Submission Guidelines

The devilishly handsome guy next door. The rugged fireman who shops at the corner store. The bartender with the amazing dimples… Ahh. Romance is in the air at Serenade Publishing with fun, fresh, flirty stories of women and every-day men finding their happily ever after in sweetest of places.

Specifically, we want:

  • Proven category tropes such as mistaken identity, revenge, fake relationship, older brother’s best friend, enemies-to-lovers, best friends-to-lovers, bait and switch, marriage of convenience, opposites attract, etc.
  • Sexy, every-day heroes like firemen, cowboys, bartenders, military men, cops, etc. The kind of men from small towns you wish you could find closer to home. Beta heroes are just as welcome as Alpha heroes.
  • Romance as the primary plot— secondary characters such as parents, friends, siblings, or children can, and should, reinforce the hero and heroine’s journey, but shouldn’t overshadow their story. Bliss stories should include side characters such as family members, if the story calls for it. And a vibrant cast of townspeople is always appreciated as well!
  • POV should be split 50/50 between the hero and heroine. 3rd person POV is preferred, but we will consider 1st person POV.
  • Small-town setting or Big-City all locations will be considered.
  • As hot as you want! Sweet, clean or erotic, all heat levels are welcome.


The fine print:

  • Manuscripts should be between 45k-85K words in length. Unless you are an established category romance author querying on proposal, manuscripts must be complete prior to submission. Proposals should include at least the first two chapters.
  • Novellas 15-40k are accepted.
  • Revised backlist titles will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • We accept both agented and unagented submissions at this time.
  • Please attach a one page synopses and a coverletter

To submit a manuscript for consideration, please email