Mythic Romance

MYTHIC is the romance exclusive imprint of RCP for novella and novel sized works between 30,000 – 90,000 words in length. 3rd person POV is strongly preferred for single title romances. 1st person POV split 50/50 between heroine and lover is encouraged for category romances. HEA (happy ever after) endings are strongly preferred although a book in a series can have a temporary HFN (happy for now). While submissions should contain a strong speculative element (sci-fi, fantasy, and horror), the main focus of MYTHIC is romance aimed at adults. Submissions run concurrent with the open reading periods for RCP in general.

Novellas are released in digital and audiobook format and are considered for print release dependent on sales. Novels are released in print, digital, and audiobook format. We’re seeking single-title romance, of all heat levels outlined below, with series potential between 70,000 – 90,000 words. We also accept sweet, sensual, and erotic category romance between 30,000 – 60,000 words for our MYSTIQUEHONEYMOON, and PHANTASMA collections.


Demographics:

  • Adult Romance
  • Erotic Romance

Of Interest:

  • Aliens
  • Shifters
  • Dhampirs
  • Military Heroines
  • Weird Westerns and -Punk
  • Non-traditional ABΩ Heroes/Lovers
  • Multicultural, Plus-Sized Womxn, Older Womxn, Disabled Womxn, and LBTA as Protagonists

Accepted Sub-Genres:

  • Gothic Romance
  • Science-fiction Romance
  • Paranormal Romance/Romantic Fantasy

Do Not Submit:

  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Beastiality
  • Hardcore BDSM
  • Multiple Partners
  • Dubious Consent
  • Hardcore Fetishes

CATEGORY ROMANCE

MYSTIQUE titles must have a MYTHIC or MYSTIC heat-level and fall under gothic romance. Submissions should contain the following: proven tropes (villains or curses, forbidden love, tortured hero/lover, revenge, May/December, marriage of convenience, and childhood sweethearts), sexy and dominate lovers (alphas or betas), and diversity (non-white, slim, young, able-bodied/minded, and heterosexual heroines and lovers). Mixing and matching the above is encouraged, and all submissions should contain one scene in a castle or manor.

HONEYMOON titles must have a MYTHOS heat-level and fall under science-fiction romance, with an emphasis on -punk subgenres. Submissions should contain the following: proven tropes (enemies-to-lovers, mistaken identity, forbidden love, tortured hero/lover, revenge, (intergalactic) kidnap, and mail-order bride), sexy and dominate lovers (alphas preferred), and diversity (non-white, slim, young, able-bodied/minded, and heterosexual heroines and lovers). Mixing and matching the above is encouraged, and all submissions should contain one scene with an alien or non-human.

PHANTASMA titles must have a MYSTIC or MYTHOS heat-level and fall under paranormal romance/romantic fantasy. Submissions should contain the following: proven tropes (enemies-to-lovers, mistaken identity, forbidden love, tortured hero/lover, revenge, guardian/ward, and marriage of convenience), sexy and dominate lovers (alphas or betas), and diversity (non-white, slim, young, able-bodied/minded, and heterosexual heroines and lovers). Mixing and matching the above is encouraged, and all submissions should contain one scene with a full moon and supernatural creatures.


HEAT LEVELS

MYTHIC (Sweet): Mainstream Romance oriented. May contain clinical or closed-door sex and some adult language. HEA guaranteed. All parties must be 18+

MYSTIC (Sensual): May offend Mainstream Romance readers. Contains non-clinical sex and adult language taking up no more than 35% of the book. HEA guaranteed. All parties must be 19/20+

MYTHOS (Liquid): Will offend Mainstream Romance readers. Contains graphic sex and adult language taking up no more than 55% of the book. Focuses on the development of a committed, monogamous, romantic relationship through sexual interaction. HEA guaranteed. All parties must be 21+