Avid Publishing LLC.

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES

Mercy Edafe - Publisher

We accept only electronic submissions. Kindly follow the instructions in the Submission Checklist below and send all submissions to:
submissions.avidpublishing@gmail.com


Email subject - SUBMISSION: Book Title (Word Count)

NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

WE ARE ACCEPTING

  • Books of Male/Male (MM), Male/Female (MF), Female/Female (FF), and Ménages. Poetry is on a book-by-book review.

  • All categories of fiction.

  • All writing styles (1st person, and so on)

  • Story Collection/Anthologies are visible on our Calls page.

  • Collaboration between two authors are accepted.

WORD COUNT REQUIREMENT:

  • The Minimum Word Count for all Manuscript is 20,000 words. 

  • To submit Manuscript below the minimum word count, visit our Calls Page.

  • The Maximum word count for all Manuscript is unlimited.

  • Print-on-Demand becomes automatic at 40,000 words.

ROYALTY & PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

  • ROYALTY PERCENTAGE:

40% of E-book price for books sold at Avid Publishing website.
30% of Publisher's E-book royalties received from distributors.

20% of Publisher's E-Read royalties received from distributors.
6% of Publisher's royalties received for print books.

  • ROYALTY PAYMENTS SCHEDULE:

Quarterly. Paid no more than 30 days after the end of each quarter once the payment threshold is reached. Payment threshold is $100.00

- January 1 to March 31 paid between April 25th to 30th.

- April 1 to June 30 paid between July 25th to 31st.

- July 1 to September 30 paid between October 25th to 31st.

- October 1 to December 30 paid between January 25th to 31st.

ROMANCE REQUIREMENT:

  • All stories must be well-written, with a good plot, a strong conflict and well resolved resolutions which must end in either; HFN (Happy For Now) or HEA (Happily Ever After)

  • There are no restrictions on Sex Scenes. However Heat Level is gauged on; 

5 STAR

Here, there are no restrictions on the sex scenes or partners including books with no sex scenes. That is; MCs in the entirety of the story. Also, the length is 25,000 words and above.

3 STAR

Here, there are two (2) sex scenes between only the main MCs in the entirety of the story. Also, the length of the story is not restricted.

1 STAR

Here, there is only one (1) sex scene between only the main MCs in the entirety of the story. Also, the length for such a book must not exceed 30,000 words

RESTRICTIONS:

  • All Characters must be 18 years and above to engage in sex scenes & 20 years and above to engage in BSDM scenes

  • We will NOT accept scenes of rape, sexual assaults and non-consensual sex. They cannot be described in any way but could be referenced.

  • We will NOT accept books that propagate and encourage racism, sexual, religious and any other type of discrimination

  • We will NOT accept books solely based on erotica or sex scenes from partners not in a relationship.

  • We will NOT accept stories that end in death.

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:

  • Manuscript sent to us must be complete and sent in WORD DOC. No partials will be considered.

  • Manuscript must be both grammatically and spelling Error-Free.

  • Manuscript Label: Author name - Book Title (Word Count.)

  • For Collaboration, Label Manuscript: First name of both authors - Book Title (Word Count.)

  • Format your Manuscript as such:

                  > 1.5 line spacing,

                  > NO TABS OR SPACES for paragraph indents!

                  > Use the paragraph formatting feature to indent you first line 0.5"

​IN THE EMAIL:

  • Send us the completed Questionnaire below.

  • Attach your completed manuscript in a WORD DOC.

SUBJECT LINE OF EMAIL:

  • SUBMISSION: Book Title (Word Count)

SEND TO:

QUESTIONNAIRE:

FOR ALL AUTHORS AND SUBMISSIONS:

All submissions MUST include this questionnaire in the BODY of the EMAIL

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

(1) Your legal name(s)

(2) Your pen name(s) or pseudonym

(3) Your country - eg. USA, UK, Australia, South Africa and so on

(4) Indicate; 

     (a) previously published author

     (b) never been published author

(5) Your contact information

BOOK INFORMATION:

(1) Book Title and Series Name - eg. From the sea [Althea's Pack 1]

(2) Manuscript word count

(3) Main character pairing - eg. MM, MF, FF, Ménage, Poetry

(4) Genre - eg. Paranormal, Contemporary, BDSM, Sci-Fi, Western, and so on

(5) Indicate whether this manuscript; 

      (a) Is an original work that has never been published

      (b) Was previously published &

Indicate whether your ending is; 

      (a) A Happy Ever After (HEA)

      (b) A Happy For Now (HFN)

(6) Synopsis of 300 words, which includes the plot, conflict and resolution.

RESPONSE TIME AND OTHER INFORMATION:

RESPONSE TIME:

All Authors - 1 to 3 weeks

MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS:

We accept Multiple Submissions and we will also accept as many submissions from the same author as you can whilst your current book is undergoing the decision making and/or publishing process.

COVER QUESTIONNAIRE:

You will receive a cover questionnaire once your manuscript has been accepted by us.

AFTER SUBMISSION:

You will receive an auto-response email from us regarding your submission status and information on our response time. Kindly note that due to the volume of submissions, if your submission does not adhere to our guidelines or contain a complete manuscript, it will be deleted.

We urge all authors to adhere to our standards and the submission checklist. We understand that your submissions will require editing and other processes and will take those into consideration while making a decision about your submission.

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