Monday, January 9, 2012

Xoxo Submission Guidlines

Submission Guidelines for Writers

Submission Guidelines for Writers

Approximate Response Time: 48 hours to 3 months.
Online Submissions: Yes

Our standard 40% off the cover price is paid bi-monthly based on e-book sales. Our terms of contract are now for the standard three years and require full digital, CD and print rights and is fully negotiable. Full details will be sent to you upon offering a publishing contract for your accepted manuscript(s).

Authors are not required to pay for any editing or promotional services. We are not a vanity press or self-publishing company.

We are open to various types of submissions at this time: Fiction and Non-fiction, mainly Romance and Romance subgenres.

Subgenres romances such as Time Travel, Historical, Erotic Romance, Pirate, Vampires, Steam punk, Mystery, Fantasy, Science Inspiring, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, Mom Lit, Shape shifters, Magic, Mermaids, Spiritual, Humour, Suspense, Angels, etc. If you don't see your genre listed, we are still interested.

We are seeking high quality original short stories, novellas, and novels that have never been published before, including non-fiction, how-to, self help, cookbooks, educational essays, business, etc.

We do not accept reprints and self-published works as long as you are a contracted author with XOXO Publishing. You must show us your terminated agreement(s) and letter stating your termination with whomever you have published with in the past.

We do not accept multiple submissions, but will consider your manuscript if you inform us prior to or while submitting.

  • Short Notes™: 800 words
  • Short shorts stories: 900 to 1,500 words
  • Short stories: 1,600 to 2,500 words
  • Novelette™: 7,000 to 15,000 words
  • Novella: 16,000 to 46,000 words
  • Novel: 48,000 to 100,000 words
  • Novellone™: 150,000+ words
  • Poetry: 30 single pages minimum, 175 pages maximum
  • Scripts Novellas™: 16,000 words to 60,000 words
  • Scripts Novels™: 65,000+ words

Submit the following:
  • Cover letter about your book and a little about yourself.
  • Include the following: your full real name and pen name if you're using one, primary e-mail address and postal mailing address, home phone number and cell phone number, title of your manuscript, exact word count, genre and subgenre, and 300 words blurb about your story.
  • Do you have any marketing plans? How will you promote your book along with us?
  • Submit your complete manuscript(s) to us via e-mail as a Word Doc attachment:

What we do NOT accept:
  • No writers under the age 16 or 18, depending on which country you're in.
  • No Incest of any kind.
  • No Necrophilia.
  • No Rape scenes of any kind.
  • No Pedophilia, under age sex.
  • No Golden showers, or extreme hardcore materials/fetish.
  • No Domestic Violence acts toward men or women or children.
  • No Bestiality, unless it's a part of the alien fantasy or science fiction storyline.
  • No Racist remarks or racist storylines.
  • No Violence and death scenes while coupling.
  • No Pornographic materials.

If you have any questions prior to submitting your work, please e-mail us anytime at, subject line: Questions or Suggestions.

Submission Guidelines © 2011 XOXO Publishing™, a division of Ninni Group Inc.

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