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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. 

Our Editors


What we are looking for:


Erotic historical fiction novellas (under 40k words):

  • Dark romance

  • Gothic erotica

  • Consensual BDSM

  • Women's erotica

What we are not looking for:

  • Rape/child abuse

  • Gratuitous violence

  • Nonconsensual violent acts toward women

  • Bestiality

  • Incest

Submissions Closed

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:

  • Book Title

  • Genre/Subgenre

  • Word Count

  • Any comparison titles

  • A short biography

  • Publication history


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.  

Send to:


Email: Query Letter + Trigger Warnings + Two Attachments: Synopsis & First 20 Pages

Our Authors

Now Available


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.

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