Tangled Tree Publishing is an exciting addition to our publishing house, and offers the same professional, quality, and creative works as Hot Tree Publishing since it opened its doors in 2015. With its initial focus on romance and a wide spread of romance sub-genres, Hot Tree Publishing is happy to now offer mystery and thrill genres under the Tangled Tree imprint.


Tangled Tree Publishing, the darker, twisted side of Hot Tree Publishing is currently OPEN for submissions.

Please see our guidelines below.


Submissions must be no less than 50,000 words. 

Serials of 30,000 words to 50,000 words will be considered if all serials have been completed prior to submission.

We are NOT open to previously published manuscripts. AI-generated works are not accepted.

 We are currently seeking Crime, Thriller, Suspense, and Mystery novels in the following subgenres (this is not a restrictive list):

CRIME that grabs the reader by the jugular and doesn’t let go.

·       Heist

·       Kidnapping

·       Murder

·       Vigilante Justice

THRILLERS that stab the heart, twist and shock.

·       Crime

·       Espionage

·       Political

·       Psychological

SUSPENSE that takes risks, is unpredictable, and has a worthy villain and hero.

·       Horror

·       Paranormal

·       Political

·       Psychological

MYSTERIES that are innovative and fresh.

·       Cozy

·       Queer

·       Police & Private Investigators

·       Sleuths

To submit to Tangled Tree Publishing, please submit a Word.doc or PDF of Chapters 1 - 3 only. 

The document must be named clearly in the following format:



Please also attach in a single Word.doc or PDF a detailed synopsis.

Please do not confuse a synopsis with a blurb. Don't be afraid of a synopsis either. You've managed to write a whole novel, which means a synopsis is a piece of cake. Please ensure you include your name, your manuscript's title, and identify what document it is in the following format:


We are NOT open to previously published manuscripts.

About Us


As Hot Tree Publishing’s first imprint branch, Tangled Publishing aims to bring darker and tangled reads to the industry. The TTP team will ensure a more twisted side of fiction is made available to its readers by adding Crime, Thriller, Suspense, and Mystery with their various subgenres to their already well-established publishing house. Working closely with the author, our team will organize, schedule, and coordinate all aspects of the book development from editing to design to ensure as flawless a journey as possible. We believe in this venture and want to bring it in under our traditional Hot Tree Publishing house and make Tangled Tree just as successful. 


Join our Family

Join the growing Hot Tree Group family of authors, promoters, editors, and readers. Become a part of not just a company, but an actual family by submitting your manuscript to Tangled Tree Publishing for imprint. Know that we will put your interest and book first and that your voice and brand will always be at the forefront of everything we do.