Friday, January 18, 2013

Liquid Silver, Ellora's Cave, HarperCollins and ImaJinn – a few publishers of women's erotica

Liquid Silver Books ( is an e-publisher, physically based in Indianapolis, that specializes in women’s erotic romance. It’s been in business since 1999 and pays 45% royalties on downloads.

Liquid Silver has recently got my attention by publishing Karen Anderson, who attends my workshop whenever I’m in North Bay. (See here.)

Liquid Silver is accepting all erotic romance genres. The editors ask for romance (not just sex), well-developed characters, a fully realized plot, vivid settings and clear dialogue. See their full submission guidelines here.

The most well-established (and probably best-paying) e-publisher of women’s erotica is Ellora’s Cave ( . Ellora’s Cave publishes a minimum of nine new titles each week in four different imprints: Romantica (erotic romance), Blush (less sexually explicit), Exotica (erotica that places more emphasis on sexual adventure) and EC (for men).
Ellora’s Cave welcomes unsolicited manuscripts. See full submission guidelines here.

HarperCollins UK has also gotten in on the erotica trade with its Mischief imprint. See here. And there are many other e-publishers who publish women’s erotica, such as ImaJinn Books. See here.

Brian Henry will be leading "How to Get Published” workshops on March 16 in Peterborough (details here), on March 17 in Kingston (details here) and May 4 in Barrie (details to come).  To register, email:

But probably the best single step you can take toward creating a manuscript that’s ready for publication is to join one of the “Next Step” or “Intensive” creative writing courses. Spaces are still available in his Next Step course starting January 24 in Georgetown (details here). Email to inquire about Next Step and Intensive courses this spring in Mississauga, Georgetown and Burlington:

Relative beginners should look into Brian’s “Welcome to Creative Writing” course starting January 21 in Georgetown (details here) or the “Writing Memoirs” course starting January 29 in Burlington (details here).

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


  1. When I clicked on your Ellora's Cave links my antivirus program said 'Risky Site' and advised me not to go there.

  2. My Norton 360 anti-virus program has no problem with the site - and it would certainly surprise me if there were a problem. It's a big company. It's like an anti-virus program saying there's a problem with McClelland & Stewart. I'd assume it's a case of the program giving a false positive.

  3. I tried again today and my McAfee AntiVirus is still intercepting it as a 'Suspicious Site.'

    Perhaps the site owners should contact McAfee and sort this out, as it will put off those of us with this Antivirus software from visiting their site.


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