We publish Inspirational Romance (all genres--Sweet Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Historical Romance), and we are accepting manuscripts from authors with or without agents. All manuscript submissions will be read and responded to within 90 days.
Not accepting YA, paranormal, or fantasy mss
In the subject line of the email, include the words "MSS SUB" in quotes and capital letters, followed by the working title of your book (not in all caps). Queries or book proposals should be in the body of the email. Attach manuscript and synopsis (synopsis can be up to five pages), as separate file attachments.
Double spaced Times New Roman
Put working title and author name in header
Page number in header
Guidelines for all genres of romance submissions
Our novels provide readers with an emotional and satisfying
reading experience. Our authors have freedom to create characters
who bring a wider
range of perspectives and life experiences to their stories. Characters
and situations may be edgier and grittier than traditional Christian Fiction--more
aligned with life in the real world. But your riveting
romance stories will present wholesome values that are always written from a
Riveting romances with wholesome values written from a Christian world-view (see Statement of Faith Below)
Stories that provide deeply satisfying, page-turning, reads.
Hero and heroine should meet
early in book, preferably by end of chapter one.
Relationships should focus on emotional intimacy rather than sexual attraction
Conflict should be strong and believable
The faith element is integral
to the story and shows rather than tells
Didactic, preachy tone, should be avoided but each manuscript will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Some authors are excellent at making it work as part of the story.
Doctrinal language should be avoided, as our readers come from a variety of backgrounds and denominations (an over-simplified example of what to avoid would be a debate between characters on whether baptism candidates should be dunked or sprinkled, but this example works to carry over into a variety of topics).
Characters should grow and change for the better during the story. We are looking for well defined character arc's in the main characters
No drug or
alcohol consumption, gambling, profanity, or pre-marital sex by Christian
characters within the course of the story.
Male and female characters should be equal partners
Stories containing gender stereotypes and cliches (unless they are clearly shown as being unacceptable) will not be considered
No sex scenes or graphic violence
Stories can contain multiple points of view
Suggested word count of 60,000 - 80,000 words
Forever Love® Books Romantic Suspense Key Elements
Solid romantic suspense stories with romantic tension between the characters, our edge-of-the-seat,
contemporary or historical romantic suspense tales of intrigue and romance, feature
Christian characters facing challenges to their faith and to their
lives. Your romantic suspense
stories will keep your readers guessing and glued to their seats, as they read on
and on to find out what happens, and
who done it! The hero and heroine are
equal partners--no damsel in distress who needs a knight in shining armor to rescue her (at least not very often). They are relatable and courageous characters faced with dangerous situations who will
triumph and find love.
element should be introduced in chapter one
Stories should be focused equally on gripping suspense along with a strong compelling romance
Heroes and heroines who work together to solve the mystery and overcome the shared danger
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in the authority & reliability of the the Bible as the only source of doctrine
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ as Almighty God and Creator. He is Immanuel--God with us.
believe in the Fall of humanity & the subsequent need of a Redeemer
to forgive us of our sins, give eternal life, and brings us into
fellowship with our Creator
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus
We believe in his physical resurrection from the dead
believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit and that the bodies of all
believers become the temples of the Living God through the indwelling of the Holy
We believe that the Church consists of all believers (Body of Christ), regardless of denomination or lack thereof
We believe in the physical resurrection of all who have died in the Lord
We believe in the physical and visible return of Jesus Christ to this earth
believe that, in the beginning, God ordained marriage as between one
man and one woman, who were created to love each other and have equal
dominion over all other creation (to responsibly manage earthly
resources), but that no dominion was given to one human over another
based on sex.