PARANORMAL ROMANCE AND URBAN FANTASY
NOTE: We are NOT an electronic publisher. We are a print-on-demand publisher who publishes Trade-size paperback books; however we also offer our books in electronic format for those readers who prefer an e-book.
SUBMISSION: Please read the below guidelines for Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy submissions. You do not need an agent to submit to us, but you must query us first. All queries should include a synopsis no longer than six double-spaced pages. We only accept e-mail queries. Please make sure you indicate in your query that you wish to submit to the Paranormal or Urban Fantasy line. Queries should be sent to:
We will not consider books currently under contract with an e-publisher because of print-on-demand rights conflicts. If your book is currently under contract with an e-publisher, please do not query us.
If you have previously published books, either print or e-published, that you want to see back in print, you may be Interested in what we’re tentatively calling our Keeper Shelf line, which we hope to start in 2011. We will consider all previously published books, regardless of genre, for this line. Guidelines for the Keeper Shelf will be available on our web site soon.
Paranormal Romance Guidelines
ImaJinn (pronounced Imagine) Books, Inc. publishes supernatural, paranormal, fantasy, and futuristic romances. We are looking for fast-paced, action-packed romances involving witches, vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, and futuristic in space or on other planet. All novels should be atmospheric according to the chosen subject. Make sure the supernatural, paranormal, fantasy or futuristic element is strong enough to carry the story. If the element can be lifted out of the story and a publishable story still exists, the element is not strong enough. Also, in the case of vampires, werewolves, witches, or shape shifters, the hero or heroine must be the vampire, werewolf, etc., and these storylines should have a dark, eerie overtone. We do NOT publish young adult novels or storylines that revolve around young adult characters.
The developing romantic relationship between the hero and the heroine is the focus of the story. The stories may be told from both points of view, and the hero may be the lead character of the story. Although books written in the third person are preferred, first person will be considered. Sensuality may range from mild to highly sensual.
The heroine must be a strong woman in her mid-twenties or older. We do NOT publish books with teenage or college-age heroes and heroines. The heroine must be capable of confronting and conquering any threats of physical and/or psychological danger she faces in the story. She is always a match for the hero who should be bold and brash—an Alpha male—and he may or may not represent danger. The ending must be a happy one, with everlasting romance the reward for triumphing over the darkness or evil faced in the story. Although we prefer Alpha male heroes, we will consider Beta heroes, but they must still be bold and a match for the heroine. However, we do not want Beta vampires, werewolves, etc. We feel these types of heroes must have a dark, dangerous edge for survival purposes, and although they may have some Beta traits, their main personality should be Alpha.
LENGTH: 70,000 to 90,000 words
Urban Fantasy Guidelines
We publish all Urban Fantasy storylines. We expect these storylines to be set up for a continuing series with the same characters, although we will consider single book storylines. We prefer that the main protagonist be a "kick ass" heroine with the same traits as our romance heroines, as listed above. We will, however, consider male protagonists as the lead character. We expect UF storylines to be on the order of novels written by authors such as Keri Arthur, Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Simon R. Green, etc.
LENGTH: 70,000 to 90,000 words
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