Thursday, 2 May 2013


SFR Brigade member and author Misa Buckley has launched an e-publisher specialising in science fiction romance. SUNBURST PRESS opened its doors on May 1st, 2013 with a submission call for Close Encounter stories, as well as general submissions.

Sunburst has four imprints:
  • SUNBURST: single-title science fiction romance novels of 60,000 – 100,000 words.
  • FLARE: novellas of 15,000 – 60,000 words.
  • ECLIPSE: dark science fiction romance with no happily-ever-afters/happy-for-nows required.
  • CORONA: erotic sci fi romance with hot sex scenes (including BDSM) and multiple partners.

All stories should include well-rounded characters and plenty of action. Open door sex scenes are preferable, but not mandatory, and should be part of a growing or an established relationship. SUNBURST includes novels with LGBT characters across all imprints.

The science fiction sub-genres Sunburst is looking for includes Apocalyptic, Cyberpunk, Dystopian, Future Earth (Apocalyptic, Dystopian or other), Space Opera, Space Western and Time Travel. Fantasy elements can be included if there is a scientific reason for them.

How to Submit:

Submissions are by email only.

In the body of your email, please include your book’s blurb, genre and word count, as well as a short bio of yourself, including any previous publications. Please attach your work – emails with novels pasted in the body will be deleted.

Attachments should include a synopsis up to three pages and the entire manuscript. Please label your attachments as TITLE-SURNAME-MS and TITLE-SURNAME-SYNOPSIS.

All attachments need to be .doc or .rtf. Format must be Times New Roman set to 12-point, 1.5 line spacing with no return between paragraphs and one inch margins.

When you are ready to submit, please email: ensuring that the subject of your email reads as QUERY: TITLE–SURNAME

Please allow 4-8 weeks for a reply. If you do not receive any reply by that time, please feel free to email for a status update.

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