Musa publishes fiction in the following imprints:
• Romance: sweet-erotic, heterosexual, - GLBTQ, paranormal, historical-all - subgenres including romantic suspense, etc.
• Aurora Regency: Regency romance or Regency historical romance
• Erotica: hot stories with plot, characters, and steamy sex—all - subgenres welcome: heterosexual, GLBTQ, paranormal, historical, - ménage (or other multiples, poly), - BDSM
• Mystery, Horror, Paranormal Fiction
• Literary Fiction and Contemporary Fiction
• Young Adult—all - subgenres welcome: heterosexual, GLBTQ, paranormal, historical, romance, etc.
WHAT - MUSA IS NOT LOOKING FOR
Musa absolutely will not publish any stories that include the following:
Incest (unless appropriate for the historical/ancient setting like Egypt)
Necrophilia (this doesn't apply to the Undead—like vampires)
Gratuitous rape or rape intended to titillate (rape as necessary for the plot and presented in a non-titillating fashion will be considered)
Scat or golden showers
Bestiality (shapeshifters in human form is okay)
Material that discriminates or displays extreme prejudice against another race, gender or sexual orientation
Retooled or blatant fan fiction
If you have any questions about the submissions process, our editorial appetite, or any aspect of the submission process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send the question through the Help Desk feature on our website.
Musa is a company of industry professionals passionately in love with books and all aspects of the publishing process. We are committed to giving our writers, interns, and staff the knowledge and information they need to successfully negotiate the industry. We teach our authors how to promote themselves online and offline, giving them skills that every author from the Big Six to the tiniest micro-press needs in order to sell their books. With the tremendous sense of community we’ve developed among the authors and staff, writers find that they aren't negotiating the book industry all alone, but as a member of a tight-knit family.
Our founding philosophy impacts every aspect of the business. We govern ourselves based on education, transparency, and doing the right thing. Our editing process is extensive, our marketing and art departments are responsive and engaged, and our senior staff are passionate about author development. Musa founders and directors have a long view—we love books and respect authors and every decision we make flows from that. In the rapidly changing publishing climate, we pride ourselves on flexibility, innovation, and intentional growth.
We offer authors a database system that is unparalleled in the industry. Authors can track sales in real time, not only to access royalties, but to see how their marketing affects their sales. We expect authors to be committed and involved in their own promotions and we give authors tools that will allow them to tailor their promotions according to a personalized plan based the author, the genre, the book, and many other unique factors, including season and conference attendance, etc.
Whether you're an author looking for a home for your latest book, or a reader looking for the best fiction without paying an arm and a leg for it, we trust the - Musa experience will leave you inspired.
The DirectorsManaging Director - Jeanne De Vita attended her first RWA Conference at age 14. Jeanne has a B.A. in English from Iowa State University, and the MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Notre Dame. Jeanne has taught writing and rhetoric/composition at the college level as well as corporate courses in written communications. She has worked for a literary journal and spent more than 15 years in private industry before coming to Musa. Jeanne has personally edited and acquired more than 50 books in almost every genre. Jeanne has hired, trained, and mentored several dozen interns and editors and oversees the day to day operations at Musa Publishing. When she is not editing, Jeanne writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and has published under a pen name. Jeanne has presented at writer’s conferences and participated in panel discussions on various topics related to publishing and writing and is available for in-person speaking engagements, online classes, etc.
IT/Art Director - Kelly Shorten has over fifteen years of Web/Graphic Design experience under her belt. Besides working as IT/Art Director for Musa Publishing, she also works on independent contracts working with businesses on their promotional and marketing products and with other authors as a - web designer and cover artist. She has been designing covers and marketing books for authors for over five years.
Financial Director - Kerry Mand comes to Musa with eight years of business ownership/management. As the Office Manager/Owner for those companies, she was responsible for Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and payroll for employees.
Head Line Editor - Helen - Hardt has been editing professionally (commercial and freelance) since 2008. She regularly presents workshops on grammar and style, and is affectionately known to her authors and critique partners as "The Grammar Nazi." Helen is also an award-winning author of fiction and a licensed attorney. Her hobbies include yoga, attending her sons' sports and music performances, and extolling the virtues of the Oxford comma. She lives in Colorado.
Promotions Coordinator – Babs Hightower has been helping authors since 2000. She owns a book review blog Babs Book Bistro which got her started in PR and helping authors promote themselves. Now she works for Musa Publishing as the Promotions Coordinator and loves it. She has found her home. Blog link is http://www.babsbookbistro.net
Head Book Designer - Cera Smith
Founding Director/Editor – Celina Summers
Founding Director/The Wiccan Haus – Dominique Eastwick http://thewiccanhaus. blogspot.com/