Quills & Quartos Publishing


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



publishing stories we love by authors we admire
susan adriani ~ jan ashton ~ paige badgett ~ kay bea
gailie ruth caress ~   
noell chesney ~ julie cooper
amy d'orazio ~ linda gonschior ~ nan harrison

jenetta james ~ kc kahler ~  jessie lewis ~ catherine lodge
karalynne mackrory ~ lucy marin ~ mary anne mushatt  
 stephen ord ~ kara pleasants ~ elizabeth rasche
michelle ray ~ 
justine rivard ~ L.M. ROMANO
mary smythe 
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Into what kind of hell had I emerged from under those ruins?

ELIZABETH BENNET ANTICIPATED NOTHING MORE than a pleasant day among friends and relations when the pleasure trip to the ruins of Bodden chapel commenced. But what began as mere diversion turns frightening when the walls of the ancient church tumble down around them, endangering lives, demolishing pride and propriety, and bringing a hero into focus. 

AS THE EARTH BEGINS TO TREMBLE, Fitzwilliam Darcy sees Elizabeth Bennet is in mortal danger and acts on instinct to save her. But when the dust settles, there are unforeseen consequences to his actions, including a serious injury to his eyesight.


I could not be married to a man who could need me the rest of his life, but never love me.

BOUND TOGETHER under the most strained circumstances, Darcy and Elizabeth embark on a future neither one of them saw coming. Time can heal all wounds but will time allow them to see through hearts made clear and eyes no longer blinded by prejudice?

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The Memory House, A Love Story in Two Acts, historical by romance Jenetta James
arriving october 11
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“If the thought of us being destined for one another is what caused you to laugh, then I shall laugh with you. Ours is more a story of mutual desperation than of love.”

MATRIMONY IS THE LAST THING on Elizabeth Bennet’s mind when she arrives at Netherfield Park to tend to her ill sister. When proud Mr Darcy acts rashly to thwart a compromise and tells her that the entire household believes they are engaged, she dismisses him outright and refuses his offer of marriage. 

BUT MORE SURPRISES AWAIT her at Longbourn. Mr Collins is ready with an offer of marriage and it is not only her mother who thinks it a fine match; Mr Bennet is willing to press the point until Elizabeth makes clear such a connexion is impossible—because she has accepted an offer of marriage from Mr Darcy. 

IT IS AN INAUSPICIOUS BEGINNING, an engagement neither desires, driven to by the machinations of others. Yet what begins as a forced alliance soon changes into something quite different.


Will it be enough to lead them into love?

Pemberley By Moonlight
Pemberley By Moonlight

“I wish I could meet you, Mr Darcy, and tell you to come home. There seems to be a large gap in the world where you should be.”

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Misunderstandings & Ardent Love
Misunderstandings & Ardent Love

“I have never been able to forget you...I am yours, in body and soul, for as long as I am able to draw breath.”

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The Best Part Of Love
The Best Part Of Love

Avoiding the truth does not change the truth.

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Pemberley By Moonlight
Pemberley By Moonlight

“I wish I could meet you, Mr Darcy, and tell you to come home. There seems to be a large gap in the world where you should be.”

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available in ebook, paperback and audiobook
watch this space for news on
our upcoming releases
Karalynne Mackrory's books are back, re-released in ebook, paperback and audiobook.
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Quills & Quartos Publishing has one goal: to pair the best Austenesque and 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 stories 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 90,000-140,000 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.


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.


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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