Have you been beating your head against the wall trying to break into publishing and getting nowhere? Do you get glowing rejection letters telling you how wonderful your story is, but the editors don't know where it would fit in their lines? Haven't we all gotten those? Have you won contests, only to have your prized manuscript return home from New York in disgrace? I feel your pain. I've been at this for a long time. So long I'm ashamed to tell you. But last month that long dry spell was broken. I finally found hope for my romantic suspense manuscript, A Matter of Trust. Can't give the details yet, but it has been accepted by Renaissance Ebooks. Stay tuned for more details!

But now back to you and your wonderful story that needs a loving home. There is a new publisher that is looking for great stories, and their editors don't mind if our stories don't fit into New York's pre-formed mold. No, this publisher loves new, different, and just outside the ordinary stories. So why not give them a whirl?

The publisher you ask?

Gilded Dragonfly Books is based in Atlanta and is open for submissions. Their editors are actively seeking all sub-genres of romance. Their interests include mystery, suspense, thriller, YA, Historical, fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and woman's fiction.

If you have a well polished, complete manuscript send a query with an attachment of the first three chapters and a synopsis to Novelkid@aol.com. One of Gilded Dragonfly Books' super editors will review your submission and respond within three weeks, maybe sooner.

Check them out at www.Gildeddragonflybooks.wordpress.com

Go on, send 'em something, I dare you!


  1. Mary Marvella // March 12, 2013 at 2:15 AM  

    I might need to look at what I have, since I write outside the box, when I can find the box.

  2. Mary Ricksen // March 12, 2013 at 1:32 PM  

    There's a box? Uh Oh??

  3. Mary Marvella // March 12, 2013 at 10:30 PM  

    It's okay! There isn't really a box! I hate boxes!

  4. Scarlet Pumpernickel // March 13, 2013 at 4:41 PM  

    Ladies, send something to GDB!

  5. Nightingale // March 14, 2013 at 7:21 PM  

    Sounds way exciting!!!

  6. Scarlet Pumpernickel // March 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM  

    Nightingale, this is the most exciting adventure! GDB will provide marketing and promotions for their authors and also for Indies that need someone to guide their promotion!

  7. Autumn Jordon // March 15, 2013 at 1:17 PM  

    Congrats, lady. And thanks for the info. I will pass it on.

  8. Mary Marvella // March 15, 2013 at 8:54 PM  

    Scarlet is really getting into the promotion!

  9. Scarlet Pumpernickel // March 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM  

    There is so much to learn! But GDB has some great ideas.

  10. Beth Trissel // March 18, 2013 at 8:58 AM  

    Sounds very hopeful, Scarlet, and congrats on your success~at last~ and well deserved.