Quick and dirty, just the way we like it…
The Dirty Bits from Carina Press are “micro-romances,” designed to be read in an hour or two. . These sex-filled stories are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily ever. Although these romances are shorter in length, we are definitely not compromising on that high heat level we’re known for.
For those times when size does matter, The Dirty Bits from Carina Press gives you what you want, when you want it.
We’re looking for three specific things for The Dirty Bits: LGBTQIA+ inclusivity and representation, tropes galore, and lots of on-page sex.
These micro-romances are superhot erotic shorts (10,000-25,000 words) featuring characters from all backgrounds. Ménage and polyamorous romances are welcome, as are orgy scenarios, but there must be an HEA or HFN for the main characters. Remember, while these are meant to be hot, hot, hot, they’re also meant to be romances, so don’t leave out the romantic arc!
Our editors are seeking erotic content that centers specifically on one of the tropes below:
The Dirty Bits from Carina Press can be contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense, historical, science fiction or fantasy romances. They should deliver a fast story—one that transports readers from the stresses of everyday life, work and politics for an hour or two.
We’d like to emphasize that we have three main requirements for the story content of these micro-romances:
We are temporarily closed to submissions in this category.
*While Carina Press generally only accepts submissions of full, completed manuscripts, we love working with established authors (self-published or otherwise). The Dirty Bits from Carina Press is a great opportunity for us to try each other on for size! If you have previously published with Carina or another digital/traditional publisher, or if you have independently published multiple books with a solid positive rating history, please query us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we agree to look at a proposal in place of a full manuscript, the editorial team reserves the right to request a full manuscript prior to making a final decision. If accepted, full manuscripts must deliver within 8 weeks of your contract’s execution.