Join our new contemporary romance line, launching in 2020, now open for submissions.
Carina Adores, Carina Press’s new trope-driven LGBTQ+ contemporary romance line, takes you around the world with the glamorous, the charming, the gritty, the tough, the possessive and the mysterious protagonists you adore. From sinful to sweethearts to the superrich, these characters will give you their all. Whether it’s stories of royalty falling in love, secret babies, marriage of convenience, friends to lovers, single parents and more, we want to see lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual spectrum, pansexual, transgender, intersex, aromantic and nonbinary protagonists get their trope-filled happily ever afters.
In addition to being widely available in digital format, all books will be in print and available for sale via online retailer channels such as Harlequin.com, Amazon, B&N.com.
UNPARALLELED AUTHOR SUPPORT: With a combined 50 years in the business, excellent and unmatched reputations across the industry and a proven track record, the Carina Press team offers unparalleled support to their authors, equipping Carina Adores authors with the right tools from the beginning to help support them across all platforms, in both the digital and print markets.
INCOMPARABLE EDITOR/AUTHOR RELATIONSHIPS: Carina Press’s exceptional editor/author relationship has been proven since the imprint’s inception. Direct and ongoing close relationships with editorial staff who have been with the company since the beginning give authors craft and story support that allow authors to grow their careers alongside their reader platforms.
RELIABLE PUBLISHING PARTNER: Carina Press and Harlequin/HarperCollins have a history of building authors. With experienced editorial, marketing, sales and production teams, the Carina Press business is a stable, reliable publishing partner.
MARKETING AND PR COMMITMENT:
Carina’s dedicated marketing and PR divisions have banded together to create an extensive, strategic approach to supporting Carina Adores titles across retailers, trade publications, social media and specialty review sites. Promotion will be book-specific and will also include a series push (ongoing).
We encourage authors to be creative in their use of tropes, mixing and mingling more than one trope, using secondary tropes, and thinking of new ways to use them!
**Please note that while some of the language below is gendered (cowboys, prince) we actively want to see a multitude of genders with those tropes.**
Royalty—secret prince, etc.
Babies/toddlers/instant family premises
Surprise pregnancies, or pregnancies with other dramas (can include IVF storylines)
Marriages of convenience
Protector and person in peril (bodyguard, law enforcement)
Fake relationship/fake fiancé
Two people after the same job/business location/etc.
Virgin /playboy main character
Enemies to lovers
Cinderella/rags to riches
In love with best friend’s sibling/sibling’s best friend
In love with sibling’s ex
Lovers reunited/second chance
May/December romance—age difference
Nanny/childcare worker and parent/guardian
Return to hometown
Forced proximity/trapped in a cabin/airport, etc.
**If you’re not writing a specifically trope-based romance, or your story falls outside of contemporary romance, consider submitting to Carina Press via our open general submissions. We are acquiring LGBTQ+ romance and mystery across all subgenres of our imprint.**