As every business grows, they also change and evolve to better suit their market. Carina Press is no different.
As of today, Carina Press will no longer be accepting submissions in the following genres: women’s fiction, family saga, and literary fiction. This is in addition to the fiction genres we already currently do not accept: inspirational fiction, young adult and children’s books. And, of course, we do not publish any non-fiction or poetry.
We’ll continue to accept, publish, market and grow other adult fiction genres, including the subgenres and niches within romance, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, horror.
We do not require manuscripts that are submitted have romantic elements. We’ll continue to publish non-romance in a variety of genres. In addition, we do not have any sexuality or heat level restrictions or expectations. We publish a variety of books across heat levels, from sweet to erotic. In fact, erotic romance or erotica comprises only approximately 10% of what we publish.
The submissions guidelines have been updated to reflect the changes in the genres we’re no longer publishing. Authors with a pending submission in these genres will receive emails, and the submission will not be read. I apologize to anyone who’s waited on a response for a manuscript in this genre.