inGroup Press publishes books with LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) characters and themes. We’d love to see your work, as long as it contains elements appropriate to our brand. This isn’t the best place to submit your Country Western romance about Dick and Jane, unless Jane was born John, and the saloon just can’t tell that she’s wearing a really great weave.
Submit work that is refreshing. Like every publisher, inGroup Press loves sales, but we also love books that are escapist, intriguing, and that don’t have to be measured by numbers. Speaking about numbers, after you’ve submitted your query, proposal, and sample chapters, please don’t blow up our phone number to track down your book. If we are interested in seeing more, we’ll typically ask for a comprehensive synopsis along with the full manuscript. You’ll know when we’ve begun to review your material because starting in 2012, we will be routinely updating our blog to announce which manuscripts we’re reviewing.
Please send us your query and sample chapters (up to fifty pages) at: firstname.lastname@example.org. A book proposal (required for non-fiction submissions) or comprehensive synopsis is strongly encouraged as part of your submission package. The subject line of the email should read Query – (Book Title). Microsoft Word documents are preferred. Please don’t drive us crazy with a messy document.
Don’t forget to include your story’s genre, its word count, and your publishing history. Unpublished authors are encouraged to submit. Snail mail submissions are not accepted at this time.
And in the words of RuPaul: “Don’t fuck it up!”
At the moment, inGroup Press would love to see the following:
#1 – LGBT YA/teen novels, dark and emotional to quirky and hilarious. Books with supernatural aspects are especially welcome. If—like us—you think “Twilight” is painfully heterosexual, and you’ve done your own take on gay teens and werewolves, then you should be sending us your polished manuscript.
#2 – Erotica novels and novellas for our Symbiont Books division. We are also in search of erotica writers willing to author books in a new, innovative collection from inGroup Press. For more information, send us an email with Symbiont – (Your Name) in the subject line. Include your publishing history and sample work, which could be a few chapters or a short story you’re exceptionally proud of.
#3 – Compelling non-fiction.
NEED YOUR BOOK REVIEWED?
If you have already published a book, or are considering self-publishing your current work, check out our LGBT Review Services. We review books specifically within the community.
If you have a great idea for a blog, we’re currently seeking correspondents with something interesting to say. We’re into anything from humorous restaurant/hotel reviews (note our correspondent Fulgencio Milano), to more serious blogs about the literary world or publishing industry.
If selected, we’ll set you up with a blog on our website, a personalized email, and give you plenty of exposure. To be considered, please send us some writing samples at email@example.com, with the subject line reading “Query – Blogger.” These positions are currently unpaid, however we’re working on a budget for bloggers.