For those of you who don't know, Premium Press America publishes those tall mass market novels you see in CVS pharmacies. Here's the skinny on what they're looking for (from RWA's monthly newsletter, RWA eNotes):
Premium Press America
2606 Eugenia Avenue, Suite C
Nashville, TN 37211-2177
Lanier Brandau, acquisitions and managing editor
All submissions must be in English.
Only completed manuscripts will be considered for publication. All
manuscripts submitted must be finished, satisfactory to the author and in
print-ready form. PPA will not edit for content but will edit for
appropriate language, grammar, spelling and layout style and design. For
questions regarding spelling and usage, consult The Chicago Manual of
Style, 15th edition; Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition;
and Webster's Third New International Dictionary.
Manuscripts should average approximately 80,000-88,000 words. Unpublished
original work and some previously published work will be considered.
A self-addressed stamped envelope must be supplied for reply. Rejected
submissions without sufficient return postage will be discarded. No
responsibility can be assumed for loss or damage.
The average time to reply to a submission is four to six
months. Submissions are accepted year round. Simultaneous submissions are
accepted but should be noted in the cover letter. If your manuscript is
accepted elsewhere before you hear from the reviewers at PPA, you must
notify PPA as soon as possible. Authors may submit up to three manuscripts
at one time but should not send more manuscripts until they learn of the
review status from their first three submissions.
Submissions must include:
Cover letter with author's contact information including address, phone
number, e-mail address, indication of the method they used for submitting
the electronic copy of their manuscript, and notification if they have
simultaneously submitted their manuscript.
One hard copy of the complete manuscript. Manuscripts must be paginated,
printed in black ink, size 12 font, Times New Roman, Arial, Courier,
Georgia or Garamond fonts only, single-sided pages only, with author name
and manuscript title as headers on every page.
One electronic copy of the completed manuscript set in the same standards
as the hard copy of the manuscript. The electronic copy of the manuscript
may be sent either on hard disk, compact disc, or by e-mail to: Ms. Lanier
Brandau at email@example.com.
Synopsis of the entire manuscript in hard copy and electronic copy.
Four to six months
PPA is currently seeking exciting romance novels with a great story and
great writing. PPA accepts most romance sub-genres.
Featuring three romance imprints:
Jocelyn Hollow Romance: contemporary and romantic suspense
Long Meadow Romance: historical and special setting
Dorian Romance: erotic and romantica
PPA cannot accept manuscripts for review by query or synopsis alone.
Questions may be sent to Ms. Lanier Brandau at
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