April 15, 2016

Call for Submissions -- Hurt Heroes (M/M Erotic Romance Stories)


Hurt Heroes (Gay Erotic Romance Stories)

Deadline: April 30, 2016
Payment: 50% net royalties from all channels, to be paid quarterly
Contract: 2 years exclusive, auto-renews

Whether he’s fighting for his country, arresting criminals, putting out fires, or transporting the sick to the hospital, there’s nothing sexier than a man in uniform. But what happens when one of these heroes is hurt in the line of duty? Who does he turn to for solace? Who comforts him?

Maybe he’s a soldier returning home after a prolonged deployment overseas and falls for the therapist assigned to help him deal with his PTSD. Or he’s a cop who works the streets of New York with his best buddy, and it takes a bullet’s near miss to put their relationship into perspective. Or he’s a fireman who rushes into a burning building without thinking of himself only to save the man of his dreams.

We are looking for sweet and sexy romance and erotic romance stories for our new Hurt Heroes series. These tales must be about heroic men who put their lives on the line every day -- soldiers, policemen, firemen, rescue workers, EMTs -- who find love when they’re wounded while protecting others. From harmless, sweet flirting to fulfilling hot sex, these stories must bring together two men who meet when one is hurt or injured and end happily. These stories will not be released as an anthology, but rather as individual e-books. Each will have a unique cover with a similar theme that will tie them together. Our goal is to begin releasing them as soon as quality submissions begin coming in. There is no upfront payment; authors will be paid quarterly on actual sales earned. If you haven’t published with us before, feel free to request a sample contract prior to submission.

  • Stories must be between 12,000 and 20,000 words
  • Stories must contain a romance -- any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romantic pairing must be MM or MMM ONLY
  • Stories must involve men who find love when they are wounded in the line of duty (military, police, firemen, etc.)
  • Stories may be any subgenre (contemporary, historical, western, paranormal, etc)
  • Stories must have a HEA or HFN ending
  • Adult stories only (no YA)
All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Reprints will be considered only if the author holds exclusive rights to republish.


Send a blurb and the full manuscript to submissions@jms-books.com with "Hurt Heroes" and the title of your story in the subject line. Include any author credentials you may have.

We will acknowledge receipt of your submission immediately, and make a decision on your story within 4 business days.

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