Rock Hard Press Is Open To Speculative Erotic Novels And Novellas

Payment: Royalty split as follows: E-book: 30% of net receipts, Audiobook: 30% of net receipts, Paperback: 15% of retail price, Hardcover: 15% of retail price
Theme: Science fiction and fantasy erotica novels and novellas

We appreciate your interest in submitting your work to Rock Hard Press! We hope the information on this page is helpful and answers all of your questions.

What we publish

Rock Hard Press publishes science fiction and fantasy erotica novels and novellas between 20,000 and 100,000 words. If your manuscript is longer than 100,000 words, we can discuss splitting it into multiple books. Yes, we are open to series as well as standalone books. If you are proposing a series, please summarize the first book and provide a high-level view of the overall story arc for the series.

We are looking for exceptional stories! Your book should include an original plot, well-developed characters, and vivid sensory details. Immerse the reader in your seductive world! The erotica should be icing on an already delicious sci-fi or fantasy cake.

Authors receive “bonus points” for a human transformation or immobilization element in their story. This could include turning to stone, transforming into a mannequin, being frozen in carbonite, or anything else you can dream up.

Content guidelines

We publish erotica, so our content guidelines are quite loose. Nudity and sex are absolutely required. Profanity and violence are optional. If you are concerned the sex in your novel is too explicit, please do not self-reject. Send us a typical sex scene and we will let you know our opinion.

AI policy

We do not accept books written by AI. Feel free to use AI tools to brainstorm plots, characters, etc. You are welcome to use Grammarly for editing. Ask ChatGPT to write your blurb if you like. It performs that task quite well. However, please write your own book.

Rights and payments

Rock Hard Press asks for full rights to publish, sell, and profit from your original manuscript in all languages and formats: e-book, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook. Derivative rights such as film and television adaptations are not included and shall be retained by the author.

We do not currently offer advance payments to our authors. We are a small press and make a significant investment in each project in the form of editorial, design, and marketing services. Please rest assured that we are as invested as you are in the success of your book.

Royalties are as follows:

  • E-book: 30% of net receipts
  • Audiobook: 30% of net receipts
  • Paperback: 15% of retail price
  • Hardcover: 15% of retail price

One of our goals at Rock Hard Press is to be author-friendly, so we strive to offer more favorable terms than the broader publishing industry. Having said that, terms are negotiable—especially if we love your book and believe it has high potential.

Submission process

Please query first with a proposal. If we like your concept, we will ask for a sample chapter. If that goes well, we will ask for the full manuscript. We have provided examples of a proposal and a brief scene for your reference.

We will respond to proposals and samples within one week. We aim to respond to full manuscripts within four weeks.

After the contract is signed

The real fun begins! You bring the manuscript. We bring the developmental editor, copy editor, proofreader, cover designer, and marketing staff. In other words, we will surround you with industry professionals to guide your novel from rough draft to published book.

The entire process from contract signing to publication usually takes 9-12 months. It will depend to a large degree on the number of revisions we go through, which is different for every project. Rest assured that Rock Hard Press is in it for the long haul.

For details on the steps involved, please review our strategy.

Via: Rock Hard Press.

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