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What We’re Looking For:

Via Star Wings Books is owned by best-selling MM author A.E. Via.

We seek GAY MALE romance stories in all genres from aspiring and established authors. While works do not need to be graphic, they must contain a primary or strong secondary romance plotline and focus on the interaction between two or more MALE characters. The main characters of the story must end in an M/M or M/M/M relationship.

We accept stories that cross genres. For example, a science-fiction mystery or romantic fantasy. Stories can stand alone or be part of a well-developed series. We will publish a wide range of genres, including: ~ Contemporary Romance—Modern love stories with strong characters.~ BDSM—These stories of erotic romance feature BDSM and Kink themes as part of the plot and portray some extent of the lifestyle. Themes may include variations of BDSM/Kink, bondage, fetish, and/or role-play.~ Coming of Age—Romantic fiction about young adult characters written for an adult audience, possibly containing explicit adult themes.~ Erotic Romance—Do you like your romance extra spicy? These stories of erotic romance include explicit, extreme, and/or adventurous sex. Some stories may include scenes with multiple partners or depictions of acts generally considered in the realm of BDSM or Kink—such as spanking, light bondage, submission, etc.—but not as a thematic element of the story or in the depiction of a lifestyle.~ Fantasy—Let your imagination take flight in these stories of romance amidst magic, satyrs, gods and goddesses, and more. Includes Fairy Tales, High Fantasy, Mythology, and Urban Fantasy.~ Holidays—Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Christmas, and more.~ M/M/M and More—If two is great, then three might be better! Stories of gay male romance with more than two men involved.~ Mystery/Suspense—Provincial country detectives, fast-paced thrillers, espionage and in-the-field stories, or hard-boiled private investigators.~ Paranormal—Scare us with your vampires, ghosts and spirits, zombies, and things that go bump in the night.~ Science Fiction—Outer space, urban fantasy worlds, futuristic, time travel, steampunk, and alternate reality stories.~ Transgender—Romantic stories focusing on transgender characters and/or themes.~ Westerns—Cowboys, ranchers, rodeo riders, and Native Americans, contemporary or historical.

We’d prefer your book end with a HEA (Happily Ever After) or HFN (Happy For Now).

Important Notes Via Star Wings Books will not publish gratuitous depictions of sex with minors or paedophilia, necrophilia (sex with the dead), bestiality, rape for the express purpose of titillating the reader. I do not accept previously published material, partial manuscripts, or simultaneous submissions.

We will review your submission as quickly as we can (typically two weeks), and we ask that you respect my time by not submitting your manuscript elsewhere until we have completed our review. Partial manuscripts will be declined immediately. Thank you for your consideration. We are currently not accepting manuscripts of fewer than 15,000 words. ​ ​

What I ask for in submitted manuscripts

We only accept electronic communication. So, it’s essential that you send your script to us in e-format.

Manuscripts are accepted at any time. I will acknowledge all submissions by e-mail within three to five days.Submissions will be read by me or my team and you will have a response within two weeks.All accepted works must be provided to us as an electronic file.

Query Letter containing: Title of Work and Series name if applicable.

Detailed synopsis of your book, Please include the heat rating:

  • 1 – These books are a slower burn, with lots of sexual tension leading up to an explosive culmination.
  • 2 – These books have a pulse pounding balance of erotic tension and sexy scenes. More than Risqué and less than relentless!
  • 3 – Non-stop sensual and sexual interaction throughout the book.). Include your name, pen-name and contact e-mail.

Attach the full and complete manuscript, sent in standard 12 pt font. 1.5 line spacing between lines. Book Antiqua or Times New Roman preferred. Generally I accept any size of story from 10,000 to 150,000 words

Books will only be published only if author owns all rights

Send the submissions package to: with the word ‘Submission’ in the subject line.

What You Can Expect From Us

24 Hour Availability!

Electronic contracts are exchanged via e-mail.

We do not give advances All novels (60k+ words) are contracted in print and digital formats, which are released simultaneously. Novels earn 40% royalties for digital sales from publisher’s website and 30% royalties for e-sales from third party sellers and 8% paperback sales.

Novellas (25K or less words) are released in digital and print format. Novellas earn 30% royalties for digital sales from publisher’s website and 30% royalties for e-sales from third party sellers and 8% paperback sales.

Short stories and novellas for anthologies (15K or less) can be purchased for a flat amount based on the length of the work. Exceptions are made at my discretion.

Authors will not need start-up money to have their works published. At no cost to the author Via Star Wings Books will provide: ISBN number for Work, Professional Editing, Professional Cover Art, & Assistance with Promotions, Own Webpage on Publisher’s site, 2 week blog tour for newly published work.

Copyright remains with the author.

Please email A.E. VIA with the information from the form until the form is working. Thank you for your corporation!