Announcing "Heartstrings & Hardbacks", a new Open Call for Romance Projects

This July, take part in our latest Open Call dedicated to all things love and romance.

Announcing "Heartstrings & Hardbacks", a new Open Call for Romance Projects

Are you passionate about telling love stories that make hearts flutter and imaginations soar? Kickstarter is thrilled to announce a special opportunity for romance writers and creators like you! 

This July, we're opening our doors to the enchanting world of romance through our latest Open Call for romance publishing projects — “Heartstrings & Hardbacks

All spice levels are welcome! 🌶️🌶️🌶️

How to Participate

Whether your medium is the classic hardback, exclusive special editions, the convenient paperback, the modern e-book, or the immersive audio story, we're looking for you. Novellas, full-length novels, or anything in between — if it celebrates love, it belongs here. This is your chance to bring your love story to life and share it with a backer community eager for those jaw-dropping stories.

From July 1st to July 31st, we invite you to launch your romance publishing project on Kickstarter. Join a vibrant community of creators and take advantage of this unique opportunity to spotlight your work. 

Hundreds of potential backers are waiting to fall in love with new sweet and spicy stories, and yours could be next.

The best part is that selected projects will receive special attention across our platform—think featured spots on our website, shoutouts in our emails, promotions on our app, and highlights across our social media. We're dedicated to celebrating and supporting your work and making sure it reaches the hearts and minds of readers worldwide.

So, mark your calendars and ready your drafts. This July, let's fill the world with romance together. Whether you're a seasoned author or a first-time creator, your happily ever after has a home here. Let's turn the page to your next great adventure in romance.

We’ve compiled a list of resources to help craft your love project: 

Get to planning & we can’t wait to see what you launch this July! 


What type of publishing project can I launch? 

Heartstrings & Hardbacks welcomes all kinds of romance projects, including sweet and spicy, contemporary and historical, romantasy and realism, queer, straight, and everything in between.

Are only book campaigns allowed? 

This open call is focused on publishing work, including hardbacks, paperbacks, e-books, audio stories, and novellas. To launch your project as part of Heartstrings & Hardbacks, click here.

Does it have to be in July?

Yes, to be featured in this Open Call, you must have a project live anytime between July 1 and 31, 2024.