Currently, Lyrical Press, Lyrical Shine are looking to acquire innovative new fiction in all romance genres (especially suspense and stories with unique settings), compelling psychological fiction and thrillers, women’s fiction, YA, new adult, and cozy mysteries.
Lyrical Underground is looking for non-romance manuscripts or manuscripts with romantic elements but the main storyline in horror, psychological thriller, or suspense.
This sub call is good for three months from today July 14, 2015. Email full manuscript and 2-3 page synopsis to me, Corinne, at email@example.com and cc Martin Biro at firstname.lastname@example.org
KENSINGTON PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF
TWO NEW SUB-IMPRINTS TO THE LYRICAL PRESS EBOOK LINE
May 14, 2015: Kensington Publishing Corp., America’s Independent Publisher, announces the addition of two new sub-imprints to its digital-first line, Lyrical Press. Lyrical Shine will focus on contemporary romance and Lyrical Underground will include thriller, mystery, and horror titles.
Alexandra Nicolajsen, Associate Director, Social Media & Digital Sales, said: “When Kensington brought Lyrical into our community of imprints, we were excited to work with a new group of authors and expand our footprint in the digital publishing community. In a little over a year, we have acquired many compelling projects, and built new bestselling authors. The new Lyrical Shine and Underground imprints represent our commitment to diversifying the Lyrical list. Most importantly they create a program that will distinguish our authors and bring the most original stories to our readers.”
The sub-imprint announcement will be made by Kensington at this year’s Romantic Times Book Convention in Dallas, TX.
Lyrical Press is Kensington’s digital-first imprint, and publisher of New York Times bestselling authors Rebecca Zanetti and Lynn Cahoon. Lyrical was developed as a place to launch edgy, new authors as well as to give Kensington’s more established and bestselling authors a platform to experiment with new stories, series, and genres. Lyrical Press is dedicated to growing author readership with lower pricing and great marketing and publicity exposure, while also building the most successful among them to a level that can also support traditional print formats.
Currently, Lyrical Press, Lyrical Shine and Lyrical Underground are looking to acquire innovative new fiction in all romance genres (especially suspense and stories with unique settings), compelling psychological fiction and thrillers, women’s fiction, YA, new adult, and cozy mysteries.
ABOUT KENSINGTON PUBLISHING:
Founded in 1974 by the late Walter Zacharius, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” It remains a multi-generational family business, with Steven Zacharius succeeding his father as President and CEO, and Adam
Zacharius joining the company in 2007 as Director of Special Projects and Alternative Media. As the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and digital releases, Kensington publishes the books that America wants to read.
The house of New York Times bestselling authors, including Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, Joanne Fluke, William W. Johnstone, and many others, Kensington publishes over 500 fiction and non-fiction titles each year. Its diverse imprints include Zebra, Pinnacle, Dafina, and Lyrical Press which are well known for providing readers with a range of popular genres such as romance, women’s fiction, African American, young adult and nonfiction, as well as true-crime, western, and mystery titles. Visit kensingtonbooks.com.
Part of my role with Lyrical Press, the main digital imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp is looking out for new acquisitions. This Sub Call is good for three months from today. Please email query, manuscript, and synopsis to Corinne: email@example.com and cc: Martin Biro – firstname.lastname@example.org
The good news is this year Lyrical is expanding to take on more than just romance. It is still our main genre, but we are looking to include non-romance titles into our catalog, as well.
As of right now, Kensington are looking for the following for Lyrical:
- Romantic Suspense
- Straight Suspense
- Historical Romance
- Young Adult historical romance
- Young Adult dystopian romance
- Non-romance Young Adult (any subgenre but no angst please)
- New Adult – the sexier the better
- Stories set in non-US locations – from Ireland to the Ukraine to Bangladesh (but please, only stories where the author either has intimate knowledge of these locations or has done some hefty research. I can always tell when a writer is fluffing their setting, and setting is key to good storytelling)
- Romance with the heroines in a high-stress position such as fighter pilot, helicopter pilot, ship captain, surgeon or nontraditional, male-dominated roles, such as construction, mining, space travel, firefighter, camel trainer – you get the idea. Or maybe even if they just have a quirky position in life that others would find interesting because it’s SO different.
- Pure fantasy romance. Not UF, but pure worldbuilding fantasy with everything from dragons to warlocks to elves. Higher heat level preferred.
- Romance that includes current events or problems that we face in our society
- LGBT but with a strong suspense, thriller or otherwise dynamic plot, not just a characterization plot.
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