As you all know, RR has had tremendous success with our M/M titles. We've been nominated for a Lambda and one of our short stories in the Manthology anthology edited by Jo hn Jo ckel was chosen as the best M/M short story of the year by Book Utopia. And we’ve sold print rights to many of our M/M titles.
We'd like to do the same for F/F.
And we think we can. I KISSED A GIRL edited by Regina Perry was just chosen as one of the top 10 ebook titles of 2009 by a reviewer at Rainbow Reviews. Many of the romance reviewers who read it started their review off by saying " I don't usually read (or like) lesbian fiction but..."
So what we're looking for are novels that bring the romance sensibility to the lesbian experience in a fun and hot way. With our M//M fiction, we took well-loved romance themes and classic stories and set them in new and/or contemporary settings with two men.
We want to try that with women.
We are looking for contemporaries, historicals (even fiction featuring famous women), paranormals, and kinky stories.
So we are looking for someone to take a chance on writing THE PRINCESS' BRIDE.
or MUST LOVE CATS.
We'd like a female version of THE THORNBIRDS (if you are interested, email me - I have the basic plot).
Could someone try a lesbian GONE WITH THE WIND (loosely based on Scarlet and Melanie - they loved the same man, and now they love each other?)
How ' bout a F/F Bridges of Madison County? The main character can be divorced or widowed or abandoned by her husband. Maybe THE WIDOWS OF MADISON COUNTY and bill it as a lesbian DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES meets BRIDGES.
I wanted to do The Graduate as THE GRADUATE STUDENT. The main character is seduced by a professor, but falls in love with the professor's daughter.
We will also be doing two in-house F/F anthologies shortly - GIRL CRUSH and WHERE THE BOYS AREN'T. We’d also like to do a kinky lesbian anthology.
But please email me your ideas, suggestions and outlines. Please tell anyone you know who is interested in lesbian fiction that RR is looking for new voices.
RR novels run between 50,000 and 60,000 words. Short stories run 1500 to 5000 words.
Please send queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.