Kindred Ink Press is an independent publisher of (almost) all things romance. From romantic comedy to cozy mystery, historical to contemporary real-life romance, we’ve got a bit of romance for just about everyone. Our books range from quick reads to those of epic length and can be found in digital and print formats with audiobooks coming soon.

For our 2019 general publishing schedule, we are interested in (almost) all things romance including the following sub-genres with romantic elements:

  • Contemporary Romance
  • Chick Lit
  • Cozy Mysteries
  • Inspirational (Faith-based)
  • Romantic Comedy
  • Romantic Suspense

At this time, we are not looking for submissions in sub-genres other than those listed above.

Kindred Ink’s Sweet-to-Heat Scale

Kindred books fall into the following Sweet-to-Heat levels:

Clean – No sex or swearing. Romantic gestures include kissing, hugging, cuddling, etc.
Sweet – May have sex, but it is implied and the bedroom door is closed. Mild language possible (natural dialogue).
Sexy – The bedroom door is cracked. Strong language probable (natural dialogue, not related to what may happen in the bedroom).

Language in dialogue and narration

Some Kindred Ink books may include stronger language and will be noted as such. Dialogue (internal and between characters) should be real, but not degrading.

Kindred Ink books will have varying forms of the English language dependent upon regional settings and dialect of the main characters. We want to introduce our readers to the life these characters live, including how they speak. (Example: If a book is set in Australia with the main character(s) being Australian, the narration and most characters will use Australian English. Should Americans visit, they would speak American English.)

Other bits to note

We do accept submissions for previously or currently published books provided they fit into our criteria above. We will still take through the standard Kindred process and will require that the books be removed from publication when your contract is signed.

We do accept simultaneous submissions for unsolicited submissions only. If you have (or are planning) to submit to other publishing houses/presses, please include this information in the comments of the submission form. If your manuscript is accepted elsewhere, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible. Please note that submissions sent exclusively to Kindred Ink will be reviewed first. Simultaneous submissions will not be accepted for any special submission calls.

If you are unsure whether your book fits into our submission criteria, feel free to submit and note a certain section or chapter in your submission email. We’ll jump to that and let you know.

Submission Formatting Requirements:

  • Full manuscript
  • 12pt Times New Roman
  • Single spaced
  • Paragraph indent (not tabbed)
  • Word .doc

Please allow up to 60 days for Kindred to accept or reject. This timeframe could vary slightly depending on the number of submissions we are reviewing at that time.