In 2016 Tickety Boo Press will be unveiling a spellbinding line of romantic fantasy and science fiction, under our new imprint Venus Ascending, headed by editor Teresa Edgerton.
What we are looking for: Romantic SFF in all sub-genres. Elements of romance and speculative fiction must both be integral to the plot. We are looking for well-realized settings and strong characterization, and are more interested in stories focussing on the development of a powerful emotional bond between the hero and heroine than in books with long scenes of graphic sex. (Which does not mean no sex — if you have questions about this please contact us.) We are also unlikely to be impressed by graphic or gratuitous violence. (Again, if you have questions, contact us.) At the moment, we are especially interested in steampunk, gaslight/Regency, high fantasy, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, space opera, time travel, alien worlds, and urban fantasy.
Stories told in alternating viewpoints between the heroine and hero preferred, although we will consider stories told from the female viewpoint only. We are particularly interested in stories of approximately 90,000 to 100,000 words.
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org are open now. Please include “Attention: Teresa” in the subject line, and the title of your book. Send us the first three chapters of your manuscript and a two page synopsis, as a Word document or in RTF, standard manuscript format, Times or Times New Roman, double spaced. We are looking at submissions now and will reply in the order received.
Check out the new Venus Ascending website below: