We Accept

  • We are strictly a Historical Romance publisher
  • All types of Historical Romance
    • Viking, Regency, Georgian, Tudor, Highlander, Medieval, Victorian, Roman, Civil War, Restoration, Edwardian, etc. Historical for Dragonblade’s purposes is defined as anything pre-20th century.
  • Time Travel (with Historical Romance elements)
  • Historical Fiction (with heavy romantic tones)

AoC are encouraged to submit.

At this time, we are not publishing M/M, F/F primary-focus romance, but we encourage diversity in our historical romance novels.

We Do not Accept

  • Erotica
  • Inspirational/Christian Romance
  • YA
  • Children’s Books
  • Poetry
  • Biography/Autobiography
  • Comic
  • Manga
  • Cookbooks
  • DIY
  • Self-Help
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Vampires, shifter Romance
  • Paranormal, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian
  • Previously published works. All material submitted must be new or significantly revised (and proof of rights returned).

Please find listed below details about our lines and their requirements.

Our Criteria:

  • Between 25,000 and 120,000 words for eBooks.
  • Print eligibility must be a minimum of 50,000 words.
  • In the romance genre any explicit sex must occur between consenting adults. No rape, illegal, or degrading scenes allowed. No bestiality, pedophilia, or incest will be considered.
  • No Erotica Clause: No excessive sex scenes, no excessively graphic sexual terms. Dragonblade expects that Historical Romance will have at least one explicit sex scene and a multitude of romantic interludes when it comes to story-building, but we believe story over sex, so excessive sex scenes and/or heavy sexual content is discouraged. As we are a traditional Historical Romance publisher, no multiple partners. Dragonblade Editorial has the final determination on what is considered excessive sexual content.

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to: query@dragonbladepublishing.com

Queries shall be no more than two pages in length, put in the body of the email, with the first fifty pages/three chapters of the manuscript attached as a PDF.

Allow up to four weeks for a response.