Submission Contest with Bounty Payment

submission call

Submission Call with Bounty!

We are hosting a submission contest. There will be one (1) winner and that winner will receive a $50 bounty payment in addition to any royalties the book earns.*  Submission open until March 15, 2015.

The winner will be announced on our blog and our webpage as well as social media. Other submissions may receive contract*** offers.**

All submission instructions can be found HERE.  For all genres we expect a solid plot and decent character development. Series welcome, however we are not accepting serials at this time.

What we are seeking: Full-length novels between 40,000 – 100,000 words in the following genres:

Romance and Sub-genres

Erotic Romance: All heat levels, all sub-genres. M/F, M/M, Ménage, and More! We are looking for plot driven erotic romance with strong character development. Your main characters should be likable and / or redeemable.

BDSM: All heat levels, all sub-genres. Your BDSM should be written responsibly. If you would like to write BDSM, please be familiar with safe practices, expectations and consent (even dubious) and include those in your novel. The Dom/Sub relationship can exist between any blend of characters you’d like: M/M, F/F, M/F, MFM, etc. With all that being said, we are looking for strong writing, solid characters and a solid plot.

LGBTQ:  All heat levels, all sub-genres. While this can be a sub-genre to any genre, we believe this deserves its own category. Have a lesbian love affair? Two men pushing the boundaries? A bi-sexual polyandrous romance? Have a Trans who has found that one true love? YES! We want to share your story with the world.

Sweet Romance / Chick-Lit and Romantic Comedy: Low heat levels with sweet, endearing well-rounded characters. These are usually light-hearted stories.

Shifters, Angels, Demons, VampiresOh My! We want these too.


Mystery, Suspense & Thriller: Do you write edge-of-your-seat drama? Will you make our hearts stop when something goes bump in the night? Syn is currently seeking manuscripts in this genre.

Sci-Fi: Have you created another world, another planet, have cool technology or aliens? We want to beam you up!

Dystopia: Has the world, as we know it, come to an end? Do you have a hero overcoming the odds? Well, we’ll take those dystopian novels too.

Westerns: Gunslingers, rodeo boys with low riding Wranglers, and farm hands who just have to save that damsel in distress (or just save the day)? We absolutely love a good Western. Yee-Haw!

Syn is a royalty paying, full-service ePublisher. This means that we do not charge fees to the author at any time. We pay a royalty rate of 50%. We offer full ePublisher services from editing, copy editing, ISBN assignment and distribution to retailers. Our marketing team will assist you in spreading the word about your novel(s) as well.

*Terms and Conditions: Void where prohibited. By sending your manuscript in for submission, you are agreeing to enter into a two year renewable contract with Syn Publishing for the manuscript you submit. $50 bounty is not an advance on royalties to be earned, but a prize for the winner of the contest.

**Contest winner will be chosen by committee. However, our Acquisitions Editor may choose, at her discretion, to offer a contract to runners up.

***Contract refers to the Publishing Contract which can be found at the bottom of the page HERE.



Here are some fun facts about the holiday you may not have known.

I’m a huge fan of a show called Metal Floss and in this episode, John Green (author of Paper Towns and The Fault in our Stars as well as many others) takes you through some fun facts about Halloween.