Mardi Gras Publishing, LLC
is a royalty-paying publisher of works of fiction in all genres by authors, new or multi-published.
Mardi Gras Publishing: Mainstream
French Quarter: Romance - Behind-closed-doors sex and/or very mild love scenes and sexual encounters
Satin Rouge line: Erotica
VooDoo Moon line: Our Very Dark ( w/wo erotic tones)
We do not offer advances, but pay quarterly royalties of 40% on ebooks and 20% on POD, based on NET sales.
We offer a two year contract.
Books with word count over 50,000 will be reviewed, with possible contract for print at a future date.
Epic Novel: 80,000 + words
Novel: 50,000 + 80,000 words
Novella: 30,000 + 50,000 words
Novelette: 10,000 + 30,000 words
Jesters: 5,000 to 10,000 words (Mainstream)
Lipsticks: 5,000 to 10,000 words (Romance / Satin Rouge)
Scaremare: 5,000 to 10,000 words (VooDoo Moon)
Heat Index for Satin Rouge
Spicy Mild : Descriptive love scenes comparative to most romance novels published today
Just Right: Heavy sexual tension; graphic details and more sexual encounters
Cajun HOT!: Graphic sex and language; may be offensive to delicate readers; contains many sexual encounters and can include unconventional sex not normally found in romance; may or may not be romance; typically known as erotica
For Satin Rouge and VooDoo Moon line, please see additional information on submissions BELOW...
All Manuscripts must be engaging, well written, have a solid plot line with well-developed settings. And characters that are fully three-dimensional.
We would also like to see originality and professional-level storytelling. History should be well-researched. Totally fictional worlds in fantasy and science fiction must be visualized clearly.
We DO NOT accept simultaneous submissions
The cover letter needs to include:
Your Home Address
Your Telephone #
Your writing credentials and/or experience
Title of Your Book
A fully detailed synopsis of your story.
Attach a file to that email containing the ENTIRE manuscript Word or RTF format. We do not accept or contract on partials or synopsis. When you save the file, please name it the title of the manuscript included. We will notify you when we receive submission. No manuscript will be contracted unless it is complete, polished and follows submission guidelines.
For Satin Rouge and VooDoo Moon line
Please be advised: Both of these lines will only be obtainable by Adults, 18 and over!
We do NOT accept works that include sexual intercourse or the abuse of minors under the age of 18 in any form. Necrophilia, non-consensual sex(rape), bodily functions, (i.e. golden showers), or BDSM that results in the actual death of an individual are major no-nos. We will also reject works where individuals are subjected to strangulation or suffocation as part of the sex act, whether self-inflicted or otherwise. Bestiality is also not permitted, however sentient animals (I.E. Shape shifters or Aliens) are permissible Other than that, anything goes.
Note: Rape may be used as part of the plot action, especially supporting character development, but MAY NOT be presented in a positive light. However, it can not be used to stimulate erotic excitement or pleasure.
EMAIL submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org