Lyrical Press, Inc.

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As an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp., Lyrical Press, Inc. provides authors with top-level editing, stellar cover art and extensive marketing support. Lyrical’s business model allows the house to welcome exciting new talent and gives a home to seasoned authors who want a more personal approach to publishing.

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About the Company

Founded in 2007 by Renee Rocco, Lyrical Press offers readers a rich catalog of titles ranging from tender contemporary romances and edgy erotic paranormals, to suspenseful thrillers and shocking science fiction. Authors can expect a personalized publishing experience from Lyrical Press, where the relationship between the author and publisher is understood to be symbiotic. When the authors succeed, the house succeeds. Readers will find Lyrical Press books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony, iTunes, and most other eBook sites including

ABOUT KENSINGTON PUBLISHING: Founded in 1974, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” As the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market and digital releases, Kensington publishes the books that America wants to read.

The house of New York Times bestselling authors including Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, Joanne Fluke, William W. Johnstone and many others, Kensington publishes over 500 fiction and non-fiction titles each year. Its diverse imprints including Zebra Books, Brava, Citadel Press, Dafina, Pinnacle Books, Aphrodisia, K-Teen, eKensington and Lyrical Press are well-known for providing readers with a range of popular genres such as romance, women’s fiction, African American, young adult and nonfiction, as well as true crime, Western, and mystery titles.

With 2014 marking its 40th anniversary, Kensington remains family owned and operated. It is the only major US publisher to have had three generations serve the company since its founding by the late Walter Zacharius. Currently Steven and Adam Zacharius, the second and third generation of the family, lead a talented staff, many of whom have been with the Company for over 20 years. Visit www.kensingtonbooks.c


Lyrical Press, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp., is actively acquiring all genres of romance, erotic romance and works containing strong romantic elements.

Romance / erotic romance / strong romantic elements genres considered: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Steampunk, LGBT, Urban Fantasy, BDSM, Menage. Required word count: 25,000 – 110,000 words. Books must contain a conflict and resolution, with the romance being the key focal point of the story. A current and professional website and an active online presence are expected of all Lyrical Press authors. Submit to Lyrical Press: General Submission Information

Lyrical Press is open to self-published and/or previously published works that have been out of print for 6 months or longer. Full manuscripts preferred. Partial submissions considered on completed manuscripts. Please include a one – two-page synopsis. Please inform Lyrical Press if your manuscript is a simultaneous submission, and please keep the house informed of its status. Average turnaround time for a response is 4 – 6 weeks. If you do not hear back from the house within that time, please email Renee Rocco to inquire after your status at [email protected] Submit to Lyrical Press:



For a complete list of Lyrical's authors please visit: Authors