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Venti Book Lair Guidelines:

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I. Published.
Book(s) must be published and available on at least one major online retailer OR available for pre-order from a major retailer. Trad, small press, or self-published accepted. Single short stories, novellas, and novels are accepted. MULTI-AUTHOR ANTHOLOGIES NOT ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.
II. Titles must be New Adult (NA).
For Venti Book Lair, this means it must fit the following points:
1) The protagonist is 19 to 30 years old (18 acceptable if other req’s are met).
2) The target audience is approximately 18-30, but especially 20-25.
3) Considers themes or topics such as (but not limited to) relationships, identity, life changes, social issues, etc., from the perspective of an adult, NOT a teenager.
4) Has more of a YA pace/tone/approach, but is written for adults.
5) Doesn’t fit in neatly in the Adult or YA section.
Basically, if it would be YA except the characters are too old and mature…that’s a good indication.
III. Must be Science Fiction or Fantasy, any sub-genre.
(except erotica, see point IV)
IV. Must not contain explicit sexual content or pervasive strong language.
For a book to qualify, it must meet these criteria:
1) Absolutely NO erotica.
2) NO descriptions of sex or graphic nudity. (Acceptable: sensuality, kissing, fade-to-black or implied off-screen sex, and incidental, non-descriptive mentions of nudity.)
3) No gratuitous, graphic descriptions of bodily violence (ie, blood or torture is acceptable; sexual torture, descriptions of entrails, scenes from Deadpool, etc., are not).
4) Cursing must be PG-13 level or less. Books may have one f-bomb, but it MUST be noted on the book’s listing so readers know.

Important Note: Heavy/mature themes, such as abuse, assault, mental health, trafficking, etc., are acceptable, so long as the above non-graphic description requirement is meet. Authors are not required to disclose if their books contain such themes. Readers are encouraged to research books on VBL further if you have content concerns.

Note that VBL is not responsible for any false information submitted by authors, publishers, or readers. Also note that the inclusion of a book, author, or publisher on does not constitute an endorsement of or agreement with that book, author, or publisher by VBL or its organizers or affiliates.

Submit Title
I have reviewed the Venti Book Lair guidelines and understand if a title is found to be in violation, it will be removed from the VBL site. *
You may submit a single book or short story or a series (ex: The Lord of the Rings trilogy). If you have a list of titles not in a series, please email the info on this form for all titles to: admin[at]
As it appears on the book.
At minimum, Fantasy or Sci-fi. If you know the sub-genre, even better. You may list multiple sub-genres. (Ex: Fantasy, PNR, portal fantasy)
Does this title contain an F-bomb? *
Link to where the title is available for purchase. Amazon strongly recommended. If submitting a series, you may submit either the series page or book one's page.
To help us input accurate info for the author