DEAR AUTHORS

Due to the abundance of submissions and inquiries we receive daily, it’s unfortunate that over 85% are the result of authors who refuse to read, which doesn’t match the profession. Before you decide this is rude to say, please understand us. Our general royalty information, submission guidelines, and imprint specifics (including word count requirements) are plainly posted on our website for all to see. Taking a few minutes of your time to review them is the least a person should do when seeking a publishing deal. Publishing contracts are partnerships and Cayélle staff works closely with our authors. Imagine a world where a publisher attempts to create a partnership with an author who refuses to read or follow simple instructions. It’s nonexistent.

Our staff has been taking a beating these past weeks from rude persons who become angry when they don’t receive information that doesn’t specifically pertain to them. Unsigned authors: Please refrain from demanding SPECIFIC royalty percentages and royalty advance information on books Cayélle hasn’t acquired or even viewed. We guarantee you that the major 5 publishing houses wouldn’t even blink your way and would likely blacklist you if you approached them so arrogantly.  Regardless of how great we believe our work to be, it doesn’t give us the right to disrespect others.

Moving forward, Cayélle staff will be unable to respond to unsolicited manuscript pitches via email or social media Direct Message. However, we are more than happy to answer general questions regarding our publishing model, submission guidelines, and processes. For consideration of your work, please visit our website for more information. From there, you may submit your manuscript for consideration.

 

We appreciate everyone’s understanding and look forward to reading all of your stories. Let’s make history.

Happy Writing!

OPEN SUBMISSIONS

NEW & IMPROVED SUBMISSION PLATFORM

Cayélle Publishing has opened submissions for the following imprints:

Authors must be citizens of the United States. Please carefully read the submission guidelines for each imprint before querying. Submissions incorrectly submitted will be discarded if we aren’t able to read them. Do not submit your work to more than one imprint at a time. You must wait until we either decline or accept your work for publication before submitting any other works. If we feel your manuscript is better suited for a different imprint, we will gladly move it over.  More details are available at CayellePublishing.com.

**YOUR MANUSCRIPT MUST BE COMPLETE. NO PARTIAL WORKS ARE ACCEPTED**

Open Call

GENESIS OPEN SUBMISSION CALL

Cayélle Publishing has opened submissions for the following romance imprints:

  • Tryst
  • Celest
  • Expiate
  • Coulture

The author of the selected work may be honored at Cayélle’s Business Launch Brunch in the Los Angeles area. Submissions are scheduled to close on February 14, 2020 at 5pm PST but may close earlier. Authors must be citizens of the United States. Please, carefully read the submission guidelines for each imprint below before querying. Submissions incorrectly submitted will be discarded. You may find more details on the imprints at Cayelle.com.

**YOUR MANUSCRIPT MUST BE COMPLETE. NO PARTIAL WORKS ARE ACCEPTED**

 

TRYST SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Cayélle Publishing

Romance is an omnipresence the mind has conditioned itself to view as a standard entitlement, leaving levels unexplored and others taken for granted. Dating with and without specific goals, hidden agendas, and rebounds, are Trysts.

Uncertain but convincing romance. That’s Tryst.

Specifically, we’re seeking:

  • Moderately paced stories with chapter-ending cliffhangers.
  • Proven category tropes including, but not limited to, relationships of convenience, narcissist vs empath, rebounds, mail order brides, and space-fillers.
  • Stories featuring heroines and the everyday, relatable man who court them without clear intentions.
  • Romance must be the central plot. The couple should be together on almost every page.
  • Strong conflict. This is a major deal. Why can’t people just be clear about what they want? Why can’t people know what they want? Explore the see-saw emotions and situations that impede the due course of happily ever after.
  • POV should be split 50/50 between the hero and heroine. 3rd person POV is preferred. No secondary characters should have their own POV.
  • The heat level should be anywhere from a simmering spark to blazing.
  • Manuscripts are preferred at 45-60K words in length, but novellas of 15-40K words are accepted at this time.
  • Single or series titles

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY SUBMISSIONS CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING:

  • Age play/pedophilia
  • Bestiality. Steamy shape-shifter sex (in human form) is welcome.
  • Edge play. Including, but not limited to, blood, breath, scat/urine, knife, and gun. If it’s not safe, we’re not interested.
  • Incest. No blood relatives, please. We do, however, accept step-siblings, and in-laws.
  • Necrophilia
  • Rape as titillation

CELEST SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Cayélle Publishing

Unspoken bonds that don’t require human explanation nor validation. Not meant to be understood, but experienced, and felt as unbelievable.

Strong, capable, intelligent heroines. Endearing protective heroes. Beyond the realm of reality romance. That’s Celest.

Specifically, we’re seeking:

  • Moderately paced stories with chapter-ending cliffhangers.
  • Proven category tropes
  • Stories featuring extraordinary heroines and the endearing men who fall for them.
  • Strong conflict. Is there a choice between humanity and the supernatural? Define and explore the decisions faced when humans and supernatural beings fall in love.
  • POV should be split 50/50 between the hero and heroine. 3rd person POV is preferred, but 1st POV is acceptable and should be strong. No secondary characters should have their own POV.
  • The heat level should be anywhere from a simmering spark to blazing.
  • Single title manuscripts must be 45-70K words in length.
  • Series titles can be 25-45K words in length and must be complete serialized packages

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY SUBMISSIONS CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING:

  • Age play/pedophilia
  • Bestiality. Steamy shape-shifter sex (in human form) is welcome.
  • Edge play. Including, but not limited to, blood, breath, scat/urine, knife, and gun. If it’s not safe, we’re not interested.
  • Incest. No blood relatives, please. We do, however, accept step-siblings, and in-laws.
  • Necrophilia
  • Rape as titillation

EXPIATE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Cayélle Publishing

Destined relationships that society condemns as morally unsound or scandalous. When judgments are as plentiful as love. That’s Expiate.

Specifically, we’re seeking:

  • Moderate to fast-paced stories with chapter-ending cliffhangers.
  • Proven category tropes including, but not limited to, enemies to lovers, exes of friends, marriages of convenience, etc.
  • Stories featuring heroines and the strong alpha males who court them.
  • Romance must be the central plot. The couple should be together on almost every page.
  • Supreme conflict. Why do family and friends condemn relationships they don’t approve of? Explore the banishment couples face when they sacrifice so-called family/friends for love and how their true love atoned for perceived slights.
  • POV should be split 50/50 between the hero and heroine. 3rd person POV is preferred. No secondary characters should have their own POV.
  • The heat level should be anywhere from a blazing to atomic.
  • Manuscripts are preferred at 45-60K words in length, but novellas of 15-40K words are accepted at this time.
  • Single or series titles

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY SUBMISSIONS CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING:

  • Age play/pedophilia
  • Bestiality. Steamy shape-shifter sex (in human form) is welcome.
  • Edge play. Including, but not limited to, blood, breath, scat/urine, knife, and gun. If it’s not safe, we’re not interested.
  • Incest. No blood relatives, please. We do, however, accept step-siblings, and in-laws.
  • Necrophilia
  • Rape as titillation

COULTURE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Cayélle Publishing

Romances experienced while the heart is young can be blinding, chaotic, and explosive. The heart and mind learn differently from single experiences that shape humanity as we know it.

Simple, complicated, destined, powerful.

Specifically, we’re seeking:

  • Moderately paced stories with chapter-ending cliffhangers **FOR YOUNG ADULTS ONLY**
  • Age: 15 to 19
  • Proven category tropes including, but not limited to, destiny, “good look”, self-exploration, narcissist vs empath, rebounds, etc.
  • Stories featuring heroines and the everyday, young men who court them.
  • Romance must be the central plot. The couple should be together on almost every page. No sexually explicit scenes.
  • Strong conflict. This is a major deal. Why can’t people just be clear about what they want? Why can’t people know what they want? Explore the see-saw emotions and situations that impede the due course of happily ever after.
  • POV should be split 50/50 between the hero and heroine. 3rd person POV is preferred. No secondary characters should have their own POV.
  • The heat level should be anywhere from a simmering spark to blazing.
  • Manuscripts are preferred at 45-60K words in length, but novellas of 15-40K words are accepted at this time.
  • Single or series titles

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY SUBMISSIONS CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING:

  • Age play/pedophilia
  • Bestiality. Steamy shape-shifter sex (in human form) is welcome.
  • Edge play. Including, but not limited to, blood, breath, scat/urine, knife, and gun. If it’s not safe, we’re not interested.
  • Incest. No blood relatives, please. We do, however, accept step-siblings, and in-laws.
  • Necrophilia
  • Rape as titillation

 

Chameleons Cover Reveal

It’s Official!

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Cayélle’s first book release will be the steamy romantic suspense, Chameleons, penned by Onyx Gold. The title is currently available for pre-order on Cayélle.com and Amazon.com. Pre-ordering direct from the publisher guarantees you an advanced release date (before anyone else gets it), an enhanced book cover with gold trim and 3D gloss, author swag, and autographed by the author! You can’t beat that!

Get ready to fall into Zia, Bryce, and Baxter’s story because it is a sizzler!

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Steps To Self-Publishing

 

Self-publishing is the publication of literary work by its author without the contribution of an established publisher. The term commonly uses to written media, such as bookse-booksmagazines and websites.  It can also include albums, brochures, video content, and images to a website. In a nutshell self-publishing happens when an author handles the entire process, including printing, distribution, marketing and everything by herself/himself. Being a newbie to the field is no longer a reason to feel intimidated.  Authors who have published their works are more than happy to share their knowledge and experience with the world. Let’s start with the basics.

Helpful Steps To Self-Publish:

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Step 1: Understand the Process:

Understanding of the whole process is important before begin and plan writing. It’s very hard to write before understanding full process. It involves designing, editing, proofreading, marketing, printing and distribution.

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Step 2: Plan:

Your book is considered to be a new product so it is important to understand what it requires to launch new product in marketing. The things that need to be considered in the process of planning are know the goal, audience, budget, timeline, distribution channel, and cost of book.

 

Step 3: Assemble Your Team:

Focus on who will be on your team and determine which parts will be handled by which professional. Helpful team members are beta readers, graphic artists, editors, etc. It is important to do your research before relying on a third party.

Step 4: Assemble Your Resources:

Look for all the resources you have and then plan how to effectively allocate those resources. Time, budget, and professional support can become pricey fairly swiftly. The most important thing is don’t underestimate your time because you cannot get it back.

Step 5: Production Time:

Put your publishing team to work designing the book cover, page layout, editing, proofread, and final revisions. The last thing you want is to publish your work when it is still wrought with errors, especially grammatical ones. Once someone buys the book, they own it forever and that will be an eternal testament of the quality of your skill.

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Step 6: Printing and Distribution:

There are many choices to choose from. IngramSpark, KDP, LuLu, Lightning Source, etc. Selection mainly depends upon your needs and budget. Each distributor has a set of book trim sizes they offer. For instance, you’re publishing a 5.5 x 8.5 Digest book and select Distributor A, but Distributor A doesn’t support that trim. However, Distributor B does. You can either have your cover art and interior resized and reformatted for Distributor A or select a distributor that supports your preferred book size. After making your selection, you’ll then prepare your files for submission.

You will require an ISBN (Internal Standard Book Number), which is a unique identifier of your work around the globe. Some distributors have direct links for you to acquire an ISBN or you may purchase it from any reseller of choice though most purchase from Bowker Identifier Services. After the distributor vets your files and approves them, they’ll distribute them to sites such as Amazon.com and BN.com.

Step 7: Market Your Book:

The quality of your team and their network are the key. Get active on social media. Get an author website and start blogging. Authors should release book teasers from very start! Entice your readers.

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We don’t want to overload you this early into your journey, but these are some of the very basics that every author should know who is thinking about self-publishing.

 

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