Bella Books

Genres Published: 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Subgenres:
LGBT
Representative Authors: 

Gerri Hill, KG MacGregor, Tracey Richardson, Karin Kallmaker, Katherine Forrest, D Jordan Redhawk, Kenna White

Formats: 
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Distributors: 
Bella Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Perseus
Editorial Focus: 

Bella Books publishes lesbian fiction of all genres, and is known for award-winning and best-selling lesbian romance, mystery, fantasy, paranormal and general fiction. We also publish creative non-fiction of compelling interest to lesbians. We believe our readers have high standards for exciting, fresh plots, and that they relish hours spent with engaging characters whose complexities, struggles and triumphs celebrate their hopes and dreams. 

Tips From the Editor: 

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Contact Information
Karin Kallmaker, Editorial Director
PO Box 10543
City: 
Tallahassee,
State: 
Florida
Zip / Postal Code: 
32302
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: September 17, 2014

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