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Xcite Books Author Guidelines

Xcite Books is the UK’s largest erotic publisher and ETO’s Best Erotic Book Brand winners five years running. We publish erotic fiction in paperback, ebook, and audio formats. It’s really important that our readers trust our brand and know that, when they invest their time and money in an Xcite product, it has been written to specific guidelines and professionally edited. We welcome submissions from all authors – published, unpublished and even self-published. Our professional editorial team work closely with writers to help develop accepted stories until they meet the correct standard for publication. 

Our authors: We know our company’s success is built on the talent of our authors and editors. We have a strong pool of writers who come from every corner of the globe – their diversity adds enormous breadth to the Xcite range and we hope that every one of them is proud to ‘write for Xcite’. 

Please note: We require worldwide print, ebook, and audio rights on all work. Please do not submit if these are not available.



For all submission related enquiries, please contact Liz Coldwell at


Guidelines for Prospective Authors

What we are looking for

We are looking for erotic fiction with the following themes:

  • Contemporary romance with an erotic twist
  • Mild BDSM
  • Content that is consensual
  • Explicit and passionate sex
  • Monogamous partners
  • Full length novels


What to send us

  • A blurb – max 150 words
  • Synopsis – max 500 words
  • First 3 chapters/ 50 pages
  • Any other information you feel the editors should know

NB: Please send your submission in a word document and submit to


What we DO NOT want

  • Incest
  • Underage Sex
  • Bestiality
  • Water-sports
  • Scat
  • Short stories
  • Novellas

Please do not send hard copies. They will not be returned.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we are unable to provide individual feedback.

The Decision-Making Process

Once we have received your proposal our Editorial Team will review it. They will assess the material in terms of:

  • Content
  • Commercial/Sales potential
  • Writing style

Following this assessment, we will contact you if you are successful and unsuccessful. This may take up to two months so please do not expect an immediate response.


We would like to take the time to thank you for your interest in Xcite Books and wish you the best of luck!  



Feel Free to get in touch with us! We'd love to talk to you!
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