Write for us!

We are looking for all sub-genres of romance, 25k-100k words. All books should end in a happily ever after or a happily for now (if the characters are continuing in a series.) For heat level and other helpful information please see the individual category guidelines below.

We welcome and are looking for diverse authors and characters including LGBTQ.

We welcome agented and un-agented authors, if you have a heart-racing, swoontastic story, we want to see it!

Please allow 12 weeks for an editorial response to your submission.
SMP Swerve is looking for stories that make our hearts flutter and our toes tingle, and we want to see what you've got! 
Alpha heroes, romantic comedies, a heroine in disguise. The premises are below. Please pick your passion and submit three chapters of original material with a detailed synopsis. 
 Happily Ever Afters are a must, high heat is appreciated, and for this call, we're asking that the material be new, so please no previously published titles!


SMP Swerve is looking for…

Story #1…a sexy contemporary romance featuring a gender swapped Pygmalion storyline with revenge elements

Must Include:

  • Rough edged, Alpha hero
  • Dirty talk
  • High Heat levels

Story #2… a contemporary/erotic romance ménage story about two sports heroes and the matchmaker they both fall for

Must Include:

  • Raunchy Humor
  •  Hot Sex

Story #3…a paranormal romance about two star-crossed lovers with darker elements

Must Include:

  • Mistaken Identity
  • A rough and tumble hero
Story #4…a dark NA or contemporary romance about a wealthy, sheltered Good Girl who is blackmailed into marriage

Must Include:

  • Gritty writing
  • Antihero

Story #5…a hot contemporary romance with a dirty talking blue collar hero

Must have:

  • Possessive, Alpha hero
  • Steamy chemistry
  • High heat levels



Sensuality and sexuality should be one of the main plot focuses. We are looking for intense sexual chemistry that burns the page and could also add conflict for the couple. We are not looking for straight erotica; it must be a romance, a happily ever after or happy for now (only if the characters continue in a series) required.

Word Count- 25k-100k words

Specific, though not exclusive areas of interest:

Menage: Explosive threesomes that heighten the relationship and the drama. The happily ever after can be with all three or a main couple.

BDSM and BDSM lite: Dominant men, sexual exploration and play.

Billionaires: Alpha men with money to burn, the world is their playground.

BBW (Big Beautiful Woman): Girls with curves and the men who love them.

The Morally Ambiguous Hero/Anti Hero/Gothic Hero: The ultimate bad boy, but with a heart of gold when it comes to the heroine.

Dark Romance: Very dark and gritty can be a combination of the above mentioned categories


 


This is our (mostly) anything goes category. We are looking for all levels of sensuality, sweet, incredibly sexy and everything in between.  Cowboys, rock stars, small town, the list goes on–as long as the romance is emotionally satisfying. A happily ever after or happy for now (only if the characters continue in a series) required.

Word Count- 25k-100k words

Specific, though not exclusive areas of interest:

Sports Heroes: Fighters, Baseball Players, Football Players, Hockey Players

Military/Law Enforcement: High action 

Suspense Elements: contemporary romance with high stakes- 80% romance 20% suspense, the suspense creates tension and high stakes

Romantic Comedy

Contemporary Cowboys


Lions and tigers and bears…and vampires! We are actively looking for romances with a paranormal element. All heat levels are welcome, but we are specifically interested in stories with higher heat. While we love reading about new worlds, the romance should be the focus of the story with light world building. A happily ever after or happy for now (only if the characters continue in a series) required.

Word Count- 25k-100k words

Specific, though not exclusive areas of interest:

Shapeshifters: Bears, Wolves

Vampires

Regency, Victorian, Scottish, Westerns, Vikings and Pirates are welcome in our historical romance category. We are looking at all levels of sensuality: sweet, incredibly sexy, erotic and everything in between. A happily ever after is required.

Word Count- 25k-100k words

Specific, though not exclusive areas of interest:

Regency

Victorian

Scottish 

Western

Pirates



For romantic suspense we are looking for passionate and bold heroes and heroines mixed with a healthy dose of high octane suspense. We prefer the romance/suspense ratio to be about 70/30 with the couple at the center of the story. The suspense should be the main conflict. A happily ever after or happy for now (only if the characters continue in a series) required.

If the story has suspense elements, or the suspense is less than 30% of the story the submission might be better suited for our contemporary romance category. 

Word Count- 25k-100k words

Specific, though not exclusive areas of interest:

Women in Jeopardy

Serial Killers

Stalkers

Military Operations/Police Investigations



In new adult we are looking for sexy and emotional stories featuring characters that are college age. One protagonist can be slightly older. We prefer these stories to be on the edgier side with high sensuality. A happily ever after or happy for now (only if the characters continue in a series) required.

Word Count- 25k-100k words

Specific though not exclusive areas of interest:

Love Triangles

Musicians

Athletes











This category is for all submissions that have been published before both indie and traditional. Every romance genre is welcome! As long as the romance is central to your plot, we want to see it, and be sure to tell us what else you are working on in the form.

We are looking for all levels of sensuality: sweet, incredibly sexy and everything in between.  Word Count: 25,000-100,000 words​