You can also ask your questions in the comments and Kate would try to answer ...
Kate: Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for inviting me to spend some time with you.
Nas: Hello Kate, welcome to the home of romance readers and aspiring romance writers. Thanks for agreeing to satisfy our curiosity! To begin with when did the Imprint launch?
Kate: We officially launched Escape Publishing on the 14th of November with a fabulous waterfront party in Sydney. It was a fantastic night.
Nas: What type of stories are you looking for?
Kate: No one believes me when I answer this question! But I promise, I'm telling the truth: we want everything. As long as it has a romantic arc and an emotionally uplifting ending, I want to read about it.
If you're after my personal wish list, I'd love to see some Australian-set historicals, convicts optional.
Nas: Are you looking for a certain genre only?
Kate: Nope. See above. Honestly - everything, as long as it's a romance!
Nas: Will you be taking submissions from Published authors as well? Or previously self-published ones?
Kate: Absolutely: previously published, self-published, debut. We're also happy to consider previously self-published novels.
Nas: Where can we get information on word count, genre, etc?
Kate: You can get a ton of information on our website, www.escapepublishing.com.au, but I can't reiterate enough that we're after everything: any romance story between 5000 and 250 000 words. More information on Submissions page.
Nas: Do writers get advances on signing?
Kate: Our publishing model doesn't offer advances, however we have very competitive royalty rates.
Nas: What percentage do authors get?
Kate: Our royalty rates are 50% from sales from the Escape Publishing website, 40% from third-party retailers.
Nas: Will Escape Publishing do marketing for the books?
Kate: Absolutely. Escape Publishing may be a small team, but we have the global Harlequin team behind us. We will be doing everything we can to make sure our authors enjoy international success.
Now my friends and aspiring writers, dust off your manuscripts(by the way, send to us for help in dusting off!) and submit!
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