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WHAT WE WANT

Dreamspinner Press seeks gay male romance stories in all genres. While works do not need to be graphic, they must contain a primary or strong secondary romance plotline and focus on the interaction between two or more male characters.

The main characters of the story must end in a gay or all-male polyamorous relationship. Other relationships (heterosexual, lesbian, mixed-gender polyamory, etc.) are acceptable in secondary pairings or as part of the development of a main character.

We encourage tales that cross genres. For example, a science-fiction mystery or romantic fantasy. Stories can stand alone or be part of a well-developed series. We publish a wide range of genres.


GENRES

  • Contemporary Romance—Modern love stories with strong characters.
  • BDSM—These stories of erotic romance feature BDSM and Kink themes as part of the plot and portray some extent of the lifestyle. Themes may include variations of BDSM/Kink, bondage, fetish, and/or role-play.
  • Coming of Age—Romantic fiction about young adult characters written for an adult audience, possibly containing explicit adult themes.
  • Erotic Romance—Do you like your romance extra spicy? These stories of erotic romance include explicit, extreme, and/or adventurous sex. Some stories may include scenes with multiple partners or depictions of acts generally considered in the realm of BDSM or Kink—such as spanking, light bondage, submission, etc.—but not as a thematic element of the story or in the depiction of a lifestyle.
  • Fantasy—Let your imagination take flight in these stories of romance amidst magic, satyrs, gods and goddesses, and more. Includes Fairy Tales, High Fantasy, Mythology, and Urban Fantasy.
  • Historicals—Stories of M/M romance in recognizable historical settings: the Ancient world, the Americas, Europe, and other world locations.
  • Holidays—Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Christmas, and more.
  • M/M/M and More—If two is great, then three might be better! Stories of gay male romance with more than two men involved.
  • Mystery/Suspense—Provincial country detectives, fast-paced thrillers, espionage and in-the-field stories, or hard-boiled private investigators.
  • Paranormal—Scare us with your vampires, ghosts and spirits, zombies, and things that go bump in the night.
  • Science Fiction—Outer space, urban fantasy worlds, futuristic, time travel, steampunk, and alternate reality stories.
  • Westerns—Cowboys, ranchers, rodeo riders, and Native Americans, contemporary or historical.

Open Calls for Submissions

Dating App

  • Publishing Summer 2023
  • Length 18,000+ words
  • Follow Standard Submission Guidelines
  • Submissions Due: January 30, 2024
Fated Mates

Fated Mates

  • Fantasy, paranormal, or contemporary.
  • Publishing Fall 2024
  • Length 18,000+ words
  • Follow Standard Submission Guidelines
  • Submissions Due: April 15, 2024

Campus Crush

  • You’ve watched him all semester, and suddenly… he notices
  • Publishing Fall 2024
  • Length 18,000+ words
  • Follow Standard Submission Guidelines
  • Submissions Due: May 30, 2024
Holidays Short Stories

Holiday Romance

  • Romantic Winter Holiday Stories
  • Publishing Holiday Season 2024
  • Length 18,000+ words
  • Follow Standard Submission Guidelines
  • Submissions Due: July 15, 2024

Underworld Romance

  • Taboo, Mafia, or Dark Romance
  • Publishing Winter 2024-25
  • Length 18,000+ words
  • Follow Standard Submission Guidelines
  • Submissions Due: August 31, 2024

Marked by Love

  • Tattoos are sexy
  • Publishing Winter 2024-25
  • Length 18,000+ words
  • Follow Standard Submission Guidelines
  • Submissions Due: September 30, 2024

Dad’s Best Friend or Best Friend’s Dad

  • Forbidden, but the perfect match
  • Publishing Spring 2025
  • Length 18,000+ words
  • Follow Standard Submission Guidelines
  • Submissions Due: October 31, 2024

19th Century Erotic Romance

  • Restrained passion flares hot
  • Publishing Spring 2025
  • Length 18,000+ words
  • Follow Standard Submission Guidelines
  • Submissions Due: November 30, 2024

Submission Guidelines

If you are responding to one of our current Open Calls for Submissions listed above or you are an agent or author preparing a submission, click on the “Learn More” button below for instructions on how to prepare your submission and our process.