Black Rose is Quill & Crow Publishing House's dirty little secret, exploring dark romance under a Gothic lens.
Elegant & Erotic
Black Rose is an imprint dedicated to publishing quality books that explore darker adult themes through the written word. It is our mission to promote stories that reflect our values: safe, consensual, and respectful.
What we are looking for:
Erotic historical fiction novellas (under 40k words):
What we are not looking for:
Nonconsensual violent acts toward women
Please join our newsletter for the next open submissions call. In the meantime, feel free to review our submissions requirements below.
Please send us a query letter to the listed email address that includes:
Any comparison titles
A short biography
Please attach a one page synopsis and the first 20 pages of your manuscript. Attachments should be in a Microsoft Word Document (.docx file) and follow the standard Shunn format.
Subject: TITLE/"BLACK ROSE"/WORD COUNT
Email: Query Letter + Trigger Warnings + Two Attachments: Synopsis & First 20 Pages
THE DARK QUEEN'S APOTHECARY
by Cassandra L. Thompson
Andrei cannot believe his good fortune when he is summoned by the beautiful yet formidable Queen Viorica to serve as her personal apothecary. But he soon learns that things at her dark castle are not what they seem. Haunted by his growing obsession for her, Andrei falls helplessly into her thrall and soon discovers her dark secret. Unafraid, he destroys the competition around him and takes his rightful place by her side. Lost to passion and bloodlust, the two are caught unaware when the queen’s adversaries make their move. But what no one realized was that Queen Viorica created a monstrous king out of the once timid Andrei, bearing a love strong enough to make kingdoms burn.