Quills & Quartos Publishing

 

A traditional, independent digital, print and audiobook publisher of romantic historical fiction and stories inspired by jane austen.

 

 

summer short reads
six authors ~ six novellas
 

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“I would give myself to you one hundred times over, even if I knew

I would lose you, even if there was no hope. What we have is worth any storm.”

IN 1859, MISS KITTY CATHCART is young and in love—with the wrong man. Her father, a wealthy industrialist, has firm plans for her future, and intends to see that his spirited daughter follows through with them, willingly or not. Tension builds and passions flare, and by the end of a hot summer’s night, three people have gone missing and the work of a rising novelist has been abruptly stopped. A reputation is in ruins and a fortune will be lost.

 

ONE   HUNDRED AND   FIFTY   YEARS

later, the bones of a young woman are unearthed in the garden of the Cavendish house on the edge of Hyde Park. Josie Minton cannot help but wonder over the fate of the young woman. As she and the handsome owner of the house begin to investigate, a long-buried tale of love, betrayal, and the whereabouts of an obscure Victorian authoress begins to be revealed.

"He raged inwardly at fate’s gift

of the one female he could

never, ever have..."

 

IT  IS  A  TRUTH  UNIVERSALLY 

acknowledged that a single vampyre must be in want of a wife. Someone biddable, her memories easily expunged to allow for strange, inexplicable deeds and baffling circumstances. A tractable creature, of average intelligence, willing to attend to the business of producing heirs and keep out of all else. A girl easily moulded, incurious, indifferent, and demanding nothing beyond access to his fortune.


 

FITZWILLIAM  DARCY   KNOWS    EXACTLY 

who he needs. He can fix on the hour, the spot, the look, and the words which laid the foundation for an obsession he rejected. But ten years later, at an assembly in an obscure village in Hertfordshire, he finds himself in the middle once more.


His needs are unalterable. But can he resist the one woman he truly wants?

Publishing stories we love by writers we admire.

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Quills & Quartos Publishing has one goal: to pair the best historical romance fiction with the best in editing and cover design to create a superlative reading experience. We are not a vanity press, imprint, or services-for-hire company, but a traditional royalty-paying publishing house, staffed with editors and designers, looking for books people will want to read.


But we need authors to write those stories. Are you a writer who is interested in publishing your work? We would love to hear from you.

 

Email your manuscript, along with a synopsis of the story, a word count, and a short author bio to submissions@quillsandquartos.com. Please submit it in Word doc/docx form, double-spaced in 12-pt. Times Roman.  Stories of 30,000-40,000 words (novella) and 90,000-150,000 words (novel) fit within our ideal parameters. Please do not include formatting such as headers or page numbers, but do include page breaks between new chapters.

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Q&Q does not publish erotica. Sexual content is fine as long as the story will stand on its own without it. Sexual scenarios must be consensual.

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If you submit work to us that has been posted online in any way, shape or form, please provide us with the link to that content as well as proof that you are in fact the author. Please indicate whether you have a co-author and provide us the details of your writing relationship. Submissions must be the original writing of the person who submitted the manuscript. If we are to publish your story, all online versions must be taken down when the contract is signed.

 

Submissions will be read by our editorial panel, and we'll be in touch within a few weeks with our publishing decision.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Please reach out with any questions about Q&Q, our books, or the submission process.

 

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