Inkubus Publishing, LLC is an independent publishing company that focuses on Male/Male (M/M) erotica and romance. Other genres may be accepted, upon query, if they feature predominantly gay characters or themes. Open calls will be held periodically for submissions with specific themes in mind. However, we will also look at pieces outside of those open calls. Please see our General Submissions categories for guidelines, and please note that you must query us at inkubuspublishing@gmail.com prior to submitting to that category.

For our purposes, these are what the various word counts mean:

  • Flash Fiction - Up to 1,000 words
  • Short Story - 1,000-10,000 words
  • Novellete - 10,000-20,000 words
  • Novella - 20,000-49,999 words
  • Novel - 50,000+ words
  • Anthology - A collection of works totaling at least 50,000 words

Standard formatting guidelines will apply to all works submitted, unless otherwise noted in the category description. These guidelines include:
  1. Double Space
  2. Indent each paragraph, including the first paragraph
  3. Do not put extra space between paragraphs. Please use the ruler at the top of the page for indents. DO NOT USE TAB.
  4. Author's name, title, and page number should appear at the top of each page after the first page.
  5. Use italics, not underline or bold
  6. When in doubt, ask us.
All works must be original to the submitting author and cannot be fan fiction. All works must be between 500 and 10,000 words, unless otherwise noted. Longer pieces may be accepted, but only if you contact us and ask for permission before submitting. Any pieces longer than 10,000 words submitted without prior permission will be declined without question or warning.

Reprints may be accepted, but priority will be given to previously unpublished works. If you submit a reprint, you are responsible for ensuring you currently have rights to have the piece republished. Multiple submissions are acceptable, but simultaneous submissions are not. 


Payment:
$10 per accepted blog post.

Requirements:
1. Subject matter must pertain to romance/erotica (preferably Male-Male) or LGBTQ issues. If you're not sure your subject matter fits, you can query us.
2. Submissions must be between 600 and 1000 words. If you have something over 1000 words, we can discuss having a two-part post. All submissions must be print-ready. We will not edit submissions in order to receive them. 
3. Currently we will only be accepting blog posts or articles that have not been published previously. You will sign a contract giving Inkubus Publishing first-printing rights. We do not ask for any rights other than these.
4. Please include a SHORT author bio at the bottom of your document. The author bio does not count toward the word limit. Author bios are not limited on content. Sell yourself. Tout your works. Just be brief, please.
5. If you have questions, please ask us. We don't bite. Unless you're into that. We don't kink shame here.
If you have not read the main page, be aware that we only accept male-male erotica and romance, or works that predominantly feature gay characters or themes. This category is for works over 10,000 words that are not for consideration in current anthology submission requests. This category would include novelettes, novellas, and novels. Please send queries to inkubuspublishing@gmail.com prior to submitting to this category. Any works submitted without a prior query letter will be summarily rejected.