Wilde City Press is currently not accepting unsolicited manuscripts.
Submission Guidelines for Wilde City Press
Wilde City Press publishes multiple genres of fiction featuring gay male protagonists under one of several separate and distinct ‘lines’ all available from a single site. We currently accept submissions for publication in print and electronic formats including both e-books and audio books.
Our 3 major lines or base categories include:
- Mainstream Gay Fiction (also referred to as Lit-Fic)
- Gay Romance (also referred to as M/M Romance)
- Gay Erotica
Each of our new releases will fit into one of those three base categories and will then include any other sub-genre tags from there. As an example, a contemporary story like To Catch a Fox, that doesn’t necessarily follow the ‘rules of romance’ would be categorized under the Mainstream category, but since it does include a strong romantic storyline it would then be tagged with a Romance subgenre, along with Mystery, Thriller, Action, etc. To the consumer on our site, they’ll see that it isn’t a traditional romance but it does feature elements of such and readers can then make an informed decision as to whether or not to purchase.
While we want to allow authors the final word on what sort of book they intend to publish, they can’t have it both ways. If a book doesn’t fit into the ‘rules of romance’ (HEA, HFN, Cheating, etc.) then we will not market it as Romance. The book will have to be published under the mainstream umbrella with a romance subgenre tag where fitting.
We do require our published titles to feature one or more gay male protagonists; however, we do not limit our titles to ONLY featuring gay male protagonists. In addition to one or more gay male protagonists, manuscripts may also feature characters representing the full GLBTQ spectrum as well as our straight allies.
We publish single titles from 12k words on up and will issue paperback print-on-demand for titles between 50k – 130k words.
Anthologies & Series:
We welcome Series proposals as well as Serials which meet our submission guidelines.
We also welcome Anthology proposals that meet the above guidelines.
While Wilde City doesn’t wish to make blanket denials over specific topics as there are typically exceptions to nearly every rule, if topics such as rape or sex between minors are included within the pages of your manuscript, it should be integral to plot or characterization and should not be described for the sole purpose of arousing the reader.
We do not publish categorized Young Adult at this time. Because we do sell Erotica from the WCP site, we feel it inappropriate to also market to a Young Adult audience. That being said, we do not require that all submissions include on-page erotic content.
If you are interested in sending Wilde City a manuscript please submit the following proposal package:
- A query letter including your name, contact e-mail, the name & word count of your manuscript. Please include a short blurb detailing the premise and genre of your story.
- A full synopsis or a plot-point bullet list that outlines the story.
- The first 3 chapters of your manuscript.
You may email your proposal package directly to [email protected].
We do not accept simultaneous submissions. We do not wish to waste any authors time and sincerely appreciate the same respect and consideration from the authors submitting their work to us. If you decide to submit to WCP please make sure you do not send your manuscript to any other publishers before or during the time we have it under review. We will make every effort to get back to you within a 4 week time frame.
If you do not receive confirmation that we have received your submission proposal within seven days, please e-mail a second inquiry to [email protected].
If you have not heard back from us within four weeks after confirmation that your submission has been received, please inquire by e-mailing [email protected].