Submissions to Regal Crest
In order to give your work the best chance of being accepted, please read all of the information concerning Submissions.
**Please note we are not currently accepting poetry submissions.
Regal Crest does not accept simultaneous submissions.
We do not accept manuscripts that are not complete. Please revise, proofread, and format your manuscript as per our guidelines below before sending it to us. We will evaluate your manuscript as quickly as possible, usually in 6-8 weeks.
Regal Crest is looking for LGBTQI novels with plots of action, adventure, drama, fantasy, mystery, thriller, romance and science fiction, or romance coupled with sub-plots of action, adventure, drama, fantasy, mystery, thriller, and science fiction. Basically, we accept most genres, including non-fiction works.
Manuscripts of 15,000 to 59,999 will be considered for eBook formats only, with the exception that manuscripts that fall between 50,000 and 59,999 words will be looked at on a case-by-case basis for print publication. Manuscripts with a minimum of 60,000 words and a maximum of 120,000 words will be considered for print and eBook publication. Longer works will need to be edited down in size or split into multiple volumes. We publish a several “serial” stories, so long, involved works are not automatically excluded.
The stories we publish need to have flesh and blood characters in settings that don’t necessarily have to be real but must be come to life in the reader’s imagination. We want characters that are diverse in all ways. Our readers want to be entertained by plots that are original or have common story lines with enough twists to be memorable.
Regal Crest utilizes technology throughout our process. We rely on electronic submissions and email correspondence, even including the editing of manuscripts via email. Do not submit paper copies of anything. (See detailed submission guidelines below.)
What to expect after your submission
After submitting your manuscript, you can expect a response from the Submissions Team giving you a general estimate of how long you can expect to wait for a response. (If you do not get a “receipt” email within 5 business days please feel free to send a follow up message.) Your submission will be sent to a team of readers who will evaluate your manuscript and make recommendations to the publisher for consideration of publication. Once the publisher has those recommendations a decision will be made as to the offering of a contract or not. You will hear back from us either way.
Please read and carefully follow these guidelines. Following directions is an important part of the process of getting a book published, and formatting the manuscript properly increases the possibility of your manuscript being accepted.
An initial query is not necessary. If you wish to submit your manuscript to us, please send the entire manuscript in a .doc or .docx format attached to an email to submissions(at)regalcrestbooks.biz. Your email will serve as your cover letter and you must include:
You are not required to send anything else, but are welcome to send your biography and any other information that you think will help us evaluate your book.
Standard Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
For the most part we use the Chicago Manual of Style, most current edition to determine how our books will be set up. We also have “House Rules” and if your book is accepted, you will be provided a copy of those prior to the editing process. Other resources you may find useful: The Essentials of Style by Strunk and White and Roget’s Thesaurus.
Specific Technical Instructions:
Reasons We Accept Manuscripts for Publication
What Happens If We Like Your Story?
If the Selection Team likes your story they will recommend it to the Publisher who will consider it for publication.
If the Publisher decides to publish your book, you will receive an offer via email. If you are still interested, you will then receive a basic contract for review and details can be worked out. Negotiations take place by email over whatever period of time it takes for both parties to be comfortable with the new business relationship. Phone calls may be an option if there are things that are too detailed to discuss via email.
Thank you for considering Regal Crest as your publishing home!