Submissions Information

Melange is a royalty-paying company e-books (digital formats) and print books. We pay authors 40% net royalties on digital formats and 10% on print. We are actively seeking submissions for the genres listed below.

For Young Adult and New Adult submissions please visit Fire and Ice YA Books

Watch for our brand new Romance imprint Satin Romance to launch Spring of 2014! Submissions may be sent to Nancy Schumacher at the email listed below.

"Melange" for every reader's taste in romance literature

Send Submissions to:

Nancy -

(All of the above 50,000-100,000 words, produced in digital and print)

Nancy Schumacher:

Mainstream Novels/Novellas
Historical Novels/Novellas
Sensual Novels & Novellas
Western Novels/Novellas
Mystery Novels/Novellas
Suspense Novels/Novellas
Erotica (Fetish, BDSM)
Erotic & Sensual romance
Gay-lesbian Novels/Novellas
Paranoramal Novels/Novellas
Contemporary Novels/Novellas
Fantasy Novels/Novellas
(All of the above 50,000-100,000 words, produced in digital and print)

Short stories (stand alone - 6,000-29,999) for digital book only

Short stories (to be included in any of our anthologies listed on submissions page) will be available in both digital and print.

No Science Fiction or Horror submissions accepted at this time.

Our response time can be 10-18 weeks.

Contact Nancy Schumacher at for information or questions about the call for submissions for the following anthologies.




An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Sweet, poignant stories of Christmas's from days gone by.

How did families spend Christmas during the 18th through 20th century?

These stories may be romantic, funny, family oriented stories centering around family, food, and how people celebrated the holidays.

Story Length: 15-25k
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2014
Release Date: for Christmas 2014

Send submissions to: Nancy

Call for specific Short Reads 8,000-15,000 words
(Sub any time. Available in digital-e-book format only)

Holiday stories for the following holidays:

Independence Day


Submission Manuscript Requirements

For all submissions
Times New Roman, 12 pt. font
RTF format
* * * * to be used for scene breaks
1" margins all around
.03 first line paragraph indent
Be sure and type name, email address, and other contact information on first page of your manuscript. Please include manuscript title, word count, and genre

Be aware. Melange publishes erotica, not porn. Know the difference. We do not accept any defaming and nauseating things such as incest, underage characters in illegal and immoral situations, or anything non-consensual or of a violently graphic nature.

Please include heat level: Sweet, Sensual, Hot, Scorching

Shorts are published in e-book format only-under 60,000 words, unless included within an anthology, which are available in print format.

Print works are 60,000 words and above.

Please send only first three chapters of a novel, novella or complete short story if under 15,000 words. Also send a short 25-50 word blurb and a short synopsis of your story or novel. If any manuscript does not adhere to these guidelines, we will not read it, but will reject. We love working with both new and established authors.

Thank you for considering Melange Books, LLC