Welcome to the combined Submissions Portal for Zimbell House Publishing


Submission Guidelines:

 For Manuscripts:

  • Formatting: Please submit your work in either Microsoft Word format or RTF.  Double-spaced, 12 point font, with one inch margins.  No Headers or footers and please use a simple font, our acquisitions editorial staff will appreciate it. (No hard copies will be accepted.)
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Your Name, Pen Name, and Contact Info should be in the upper left hand corner of the document.  Doing so makes it that much easier to contact you.
  • Please only submit your best work. This means to be certain you have resolved most spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors before submitting.
  • Please allow eight to twelve weeks for an evaluation of your work to be returned to you. Our entire acquisitions team needs to review your work before a decision is made.


Thank you for submitting.  We look forward to reading your work!

At this time, Zimbell House Publishing is not accepting academic works or graphic novels.

Please Note:

  1. If you are submitting a Children's chapbook, or middle-grade novel, please use the Chipper Press: Children's Manuscript submission category.
  2. If you are submitting poetry, please use the Specialty Manuscript submission category.
  3. If you are submitting an illustration heavy/photographic intensive manuscript, such as a coffee table book or cookbook, please use the category for Specialty Manuscript .
  • Only completed manuscripts will be evaluated.  Our acquisitions team feels it is the only way to give an accurate evaluation of the work to writers seeking consideration for publication. 
  • Once a manuscript has been evaluated (approximately eight to twelve weeks), an offer may be presented to the author to enter into a partnership with Zimbell House Publishing to finalize the manuscript, bring it to publication, and jointly market the work.  

Temptation Press is the erotica-romance imprint for Zimbell House Publishing.

Please Note:

  • Only completed manuscripts will be evaluated.  Our acquisitions team feels it is the only way to give an accurate evaluation of the work to writers seeking consideration for publication. 
  • Once a manuscript has been evaluated (approximately eight to twelve weeks), an offer may be presented to the author to enter into a partnership with Temptation Press to finalize the manuscript, bring it to publication, and jointly market the work.  

Guidelines for consideration:

Temptation Press allows for a fair  stretch of leeway when it comes to an author’s creativity, and will consider most storylines, but … we do have standards! The following list will not be published by Temptation Press:

  • Pedophilia.  This means that all characters involved in a sexual situation must be at a bare minimum of 18 years of  age. We don’t care what historical period the story is set in.
  • Necrophilia. No sex with a corpse please – of course, Vampires are not technically dead, they are undead. Snuff scenes will not be accepted, nor will erotic asphyxiation.
  • Rape. It’s understood that rape may sometimes be used as part of a plot-line, or a character’s backstory, but if it is  used for the purpose of stimulating your reader-we will decline your  manuscript. Do not use descriptive rape scenes.
  • Bodily functions.  i.e. Golden Showers, toilet play, or anything closely related. Just no.
  • Bestiality. As Vampires are not considered dead,  Shape-shifters are not considered beasts. However, characters can not have relations unless they are in the same form.
  • Incest. This includes step-relatives.
  • Snowballing/Felching. Just no.
  • Only completed manuscripts will be evaluated. Our acquisitions team feels it is the only way to give an accurate evaluation of the work to writers seeking consideration for publication.
  • Please upload images as separate files.
  • Once a manuscript has been evaluated (approximately eight to twelve weeks), an offer may be presented to the author to enter into a partnership with Zimbell House Publishing to finalize the manuscript, bring it to publication, and jointly market the work.  

Please Note: Chipper Press is not accepting Children's picture books at this time. The only children's books we are accepting are Chap Books, for ages 8 and up, and middle-grade novels. If you have a YA (young adult) novel, please submit under the Novel section for Zimbell House Publishing.

  • Only completed manuscripts will be evaluated. Our acquisitions team  feels it is the only way to give an accurate evaluation of the work to  writers seeking consideration for publication. 
  •  Once a manuscript has been evaluated (approximately eight to twelve weeks), an offer may be presented to the writer to enter into a partnership with Zimbell House Publishing to finalize the manuscript and bring it to publication.  
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