The Island by KristopherQuentin
Stars Fall by Louis J Harris
Draven’s Gate by Cheryl Headford (Mock up Cover to come)
An Anthology to support our social outreach program.
A submission call from writers all over the world.
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This is what can be expected from CoolDudes Publishing in the next three to four months. We have chosen to launch with Cheryl Headford’s beautiful YA M/M Fairytale for the simple reason that Cheryl writes the most endearing, angsty gay stories the whole world should know about. Find more info here.
With this launch we intend to give a $25.00 Amazon coupon to a lucky subscriber to our site and Newspaper, plus free e-book copies of Draven’s Gate, Stars Fall and The Island when it is released. To top that, all our participating bloggers will have a giveaway prize of all three e-books to one of their lucky subscribers.
OUR PUBLISHING PROGRAM
We want to tap into the M/M market and expand it using our affiliate editors,beta readers, reviewers and promotional staff. We don’t ask for a penny upfront, however, we do offer contracts and deduct a small percentage of 40% from royalties for the services we offer.
We aim to publish e-books with a strong M/M element but are NOT genre romance and not specific to Happy Ever After (HEA). The work may be darker in nature and reflective of the world gay men face. These are more along the lines of how things really happen with all of the horrors gay men and women have to face through their lives.
But, the romances will be heartfelt and not a guaranteed HEA although we would prefer HEA.
Literary works are welcome.
These are novels that minimize on dialogue and maximize on narrative, but the language must be of a high standard. There are many authors writing literary books as opposed to light romance.
We also publish YA and NA, and we will attempt to control who sees what age wise. We want to open people’s eyes to the fact there is a whole culture of extremes out there in writing Gay Fiction.
We include all types of works about gay men, whether it be relationships written by gay men/women or straight, it doesn’t matter.
The focus is romance, crime, mystery, paranormal, fantasy with a gay theme (because after all, it’s perfectly normal right; it shouldn’t be set apart because its about two men together, or a fairy and a human) rather than gay romance, gay mystery, gay thriller etc…. It means someone buys it for the story it offers.
Above all, we strive to have this kind of reaction: ‘Oh my God! That’s such a great thriller, and you know what, it’s got two guys in it, but wow! it’s a fab book!’ That way we get the best of both – the hard-core readers who only buy gay romance and perhaps some others who buy it despite the fact it has two gay guys.
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Be sure to check the below links for more information, including Submission Guidelines and Current Submission Calls.
We’re excited about this venture because, well, it is exciting. It’s a huge challenge for us, after all, every one of the team is a writer, or a beta reader, or an editor in his/her own right. We are excited because our imprint is a baby and we want to nurture it and see it grow. We are excited because we want our writers and readers to feel at home with us.
We are not an answering machine.
We are not form letters.
We are not a call centre.
Every step of the process goes through a human being, some are parents with families, some are lovers who live together, some are happily married in a mutual gay relationship. In all this, we are all supporters of LGBT and this is our way of giving back to our amazing society.
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