Want to be a Rose?

Submissions for Rose Gold Press
are currently closed. 

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What We’re Looking For:

We are looking for African/African American Romance in the sub-genres listed below. The hero and the heroine must be Black (from the diaspora) however, one protagonist may have a multicultural background (mixed with another race).

Although we welcome all tropes, we are especially interested in the following: friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, second-chance romance, forbidden love, blue-collar romance, damaged hero, opposites attract, and meet-cute romance.

Remember: A romance novel MUST centralize around love or the possibility of love and have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now ending.

  • Romance
    • Contemporary
    • Dark-Edgy Romance
    • Romantic Suspense
    • Mystery Romance
    • Romantic Comedy
    • Erotic Romance
    • Sweet Romance
    • New Adult Romance
    • Historical
    • Paranormal Romance
    • Inspirational Romance
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Chick Lit

Heat Levels:

  • Sweet or Subtle  
  • Moderate or Warm  
  • Sensual or Hot   
  • Fire or Burning    
  • Erotic     

What We’re Not Looking For:

  • Erotica (however, we do accept erotic romance)
  • Street Lit
  • Science Fiction

Acceptable Book Lengths:

  • Novella – 25,000 to 40,000
  • Full-length – 50,000 to 65,000
  • Single Title – 70,000 to 90,000

Materials Needed For Submission:

For un-published authors, please submit the following:

  • Query Letter & Bio
  • 1-Page Short Synopsis
  • First 3 Chapters

For published authors (3+ books), please submit the following:

  • Query Letter & Bio
  • 1-Page Short Synopsis
  • First (1) Chapter

(Upon review, additional details and a full manuscript may be requested)

Formatting Guidelines:

  • Document format: .doc, .docx
  • Font: Book Antiqua, Calibri or Times New Roman
  • Font size: 12
  • Line spacing: 1.5 spaced ​

Ready to be a Rose?

Submissions are currently closed. 
We will not be accepting emailed submissions.

Please Note: When it comes to your submission(s), we are looking for memorable characters and original work that has not been published elsewhere. We accept manuscripts with strong sexual content and adult language, however, we also accept clean-sweet work. Above all, be you!