Red Empress Publishing is looking for the following submissions:

  • Submissions in any genre of fiction, but especially romance, mystery, fantasy, and historical.
  • Submissions by women.
  • Submissions by people of color.
  • New authors.
  • Previously published works that are available for reprint, especially Gothic romances from 1960-1980. (Digital files not required for these types of submissions. If you only have physical copies of your out-of-print book, please email us for more information)
  • Short story collections and anthologies (no stand-alone short stories at this time).
  • Total word count must be at least 50,000 words for all submissions.

If you have a novel that you would like to submit that meets our criteria, please email a one-page query letter (including links to your social media pages and blog/website) and the complete manuscript to

We will do our best to respond within 4 weeks. If you don’t hear back from us after 4 weeks have passed, please feel free to follow up.