Welcome to Carina Adores, Carina Press’s new trope-driven LGBTQ+ contemporary romance line, launching in June 2020.
Each of these highly romantic stories features LGBTQ+ main characters and has a strong central trope. From marriages of convenience, royalty, and secret babies to friends to lovers, single parents and more, Carina Adores is publishing feel-good romances where gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, transgender, intersex, aromantic and nonbinary protagonists get their happily ever afters.
We welcome and encourage submissions from members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as diverse characters and #ownvoices stories.
Story should be trope-centric. The romance should be driven by at least one identifiable trope. See bottom of page for a list of suggestions!
We’re looking for romances with a high romantic feel, a strong emphasis on healthy relationship building and a focus on the characters falling in love on page. Use of subplots should be extremely limited given the wordcount.
In order to be considered for Carina Adores, submissions must:
Be a contemporary romance
Have a word count of 60,000- 80,000 words
Be centered around a definable central trope or tropes
End in an HEA or HFN
We want books that are highly romantic, with great scenes of characters getting to know each other, falling in love, overcoming conflict and giving us that warm, mushy feeling of romance well-done.