NEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Tudor Secrets

Tudor Secrets – Anthology

Submission Deadline – May 3, 2021

Travel back to the Tudor period, one of the most romantic periods in the histories of England and Wales, with this exciting upcoming anthology. DCL Publications is looking for well-written, period specific stories of romance and intrigue for an anthology titled ‘Tudor Secrets.’ The Tudor period of history occurred between 1485 and 1603 and coincides with the dynasty of the House of Tudor, whose first monarch was Henry VII. Authors are encouraged to take a true-life person from the period and incorporate that individual into a fictitious romance, without infringing on any well-known romances or marriages of that person. It is a heavy task that the most genuinely talented authors shall be able to conquer.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 3, 2021, by 5 PM Eastern Standard Time. Submissions should be emailed to DCL editor Jean Watkins at darkcastlelordspublications@gmail.com with the header ‘Tudor Secrets Submission.’ Attach your submission as a WORD doc document. In the body of the email, include a brief synopsis (blurb) of your story. Stories should be well-written and be read over to ensure minimum typos and errors. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt font and 1.5 line spacing, with a 0.5 indention on the first line of each paragraph. Poorly formatted manuscripts and roughly written manuscripts will not be accepted. Word count minimum is 11,500. Word count maximum is 17,500. Stories must be fully developed with a definitive beginning, middle, and conclusion. Submissions may not be a part of another series or a sequel to another story. In other words, submissions must be able to ‘stand on their own two feet’ without the reader relying on another story to introduce or conclude it.

‘Tudor Secrets’ will be available in electronic and print formats in late Fall 2021. It will also be available in audio-book at a time to be determined. Authors whose submissions have been accepted will receive a share of royalties on a quarterly basis for the length of the seven year contract required. Space is limited in this anthology. Authors may be required to take part in special online promotional events and virtual book tours. Authors whose submissions have been accepted will be notified within 30 days of submission receipt.

Authors, we need you!!

Are you new to the writing arena, looking to publish your first work?

…or…

Are you already published and looking for new pastures ?

Before you submit, read our guidelines carefully.

Submitted material that does not meet this criteria will not be considered.

  • Set your page size at:   6 wide by 9 long
  • Set your font at:    Times New Roman, 12 point
  • Set your spacing to: 1.5 between lines
  • No lines between paragraphs unless you are beginning a new scene within a chapter. Spacer for this should be [4] asterisks, i.e.: * * * *
  • .5 indent on paragraphs.

DCL Gold Crown Series

We are accepting well-written stories with solid plots, well-developed settings, and characters that are fully developed. Your submitted story should fit into a specific genre and heat level; however, some crossover of genres is allowable and your story must be themed around a castle, manor house or mansion.

DCL General Submissions

We are accepting submissions in all genres. We are accepting well-written stories with solid plots, well-developed settings, and characters that are fully developed. Your submitted story should fit into a specific genre and heat level; however, some crossover of genres is allowable.


We expect all submissions to be as free of mechanical errors in punctuation, grammar, and spelling as possible. We do have editors on staff, but we will not rewrite your story for you.


We do accept previously published works, but we can only accept your out of print works if you hold the exclusive rights. Should we accept your manuscript for publication, we will ask you to provide proof of rights.

Please send your query, synopsis and first three chapters of your manuscript to

booksubmissions@thedarkcastlelords.net 

 *Note: If submitting a short story, submit entire story, up to 25K, same guidelines as above.

Royalty rate is 25% of Gross for single author titles.

All published titles will be in eBook format. Some titles will be considered for Print and for Audiobook.