Congratulations and best wishes to Louis J Harris and the team
Launch Day of a new M/M Publisher
Draven’s Gate by Cheryl Headford
ALSO AVAILABLE NOW
Stars Fall by Louis J Harris
The Island by Kristopher Quentin (Releasing end February 2015)
Plus an anthology to support their social outreach program.
Press and Blog Release
“This is what can be expected from CoolDudes Publishing in the next three to four months. We have chosen to launch our CoolDudes Imprint with Cheryl Headford’s beautiful YA M/M Fairytale for the simple reason that Ms. Headford writes the most endearing, angsty stories the whole world should know about.
With this launch, we intend to give a $20.00 Amazon coupon to a lucky subscriber to our site, plus free e-book copies of Draven’s Gate, Stars Fall and The Island when it is released. To top that, all our participating bloggers will have get a giveaway prize of all three e-books to one of their lucky subscribers.
Our Publishing Program
We want to tap into the M/M market and expand it using our affiliate editors, beta readers, reviewers and promotional staff. We don’t ask for a penny upfront, however, we do offer contracts and deduct a small percentage of 40% from royalties for the services we offer.
We aim to publish e-books with a strong M/M element but are NOT genre romance and not specific to Happy Ever After (HEA). The work may be darker in nature and reflective of the world gay men face. These are more along the lines of how things really happen with all of the horrors gay men and women have to face through their lives.
But, the romances will be heartfelt and not a guaranteed HEA although we would prefer HEA.
Literary works are welcome.
These are novels that minimize on dialogue and maximize on narrative, but the language must be of a high standard. There are many authors writing literary books as opposed to light romance.
We also publish YA and NA, and we will attempt to control who sees what age wise. We want to open people’s eyes to the fact there is a whole culture of extremes out there in writing Gay Fiction.
We include all types of works about gay men, whether it be relationships written by gay men/women or straight, it doesn’t matter.
Above all, we strive to have this kind of reaction: ‘Oh my God! That’s such a great thriller, and you know what, it’s got two guys in it, but wow! it’s a fab book!’ That way we get the best of both – the hard-core readers who only buy gay romance and perhaps some others who buy it despite the fact it has two gay guys.
Our Submission Guidelines
We accept works that are a minimum of 30,000 words unless it is a solicited short for an anthology.
Maximum word count: 120 000 words.
Please only send a submission query through our website at http://www.cooldudespublishing.com for completed works that are ready to begin the editing process.
Use “Submission query” as your email subject and in the body please give the title of the work, your name, completed word count, and a synopsis which should include details regarding character development, plot, and conflict/story resolution.
Please use Arial or Times New Roman font, 12 point size for queries.
Also tell us the genre(s) and if it is for our adult or YA range.
You should include three sample chapters in Word format and address them to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strive to have this kind of reaction: ‘Oh my God! That’s such a great thriller, and you know what, it’s got two guys in it, but wow! it’s a fab book!’ That way, in presenting a story, we get the best of both – attraction for the hard-core readers who only buy gay romance and perhaps some others who buy it despite the fact it has two, or maybe more, gay guys.
We’re excited about this venture because, well, it is exciting. It’s a huge challenge for us, after all, every one of the team is a writer, or a beta reader, or an editor in his/her own right. We are excited because our imprint is a baby and we want to nurture it and see it grow. We are excited because we want our writers and readers to feel at home with us.
We’re not an answering machine.
We are not form letters.
We are not a call centre.
Every step of the process goes through a human being, some are parents with families, some are lovers who live together, some are happily married in a mutual gay relationship. In all this, we are all supporters of LGBT and this is our way of giving back to our amazing society.”
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