Category: Novel


Taking Submissions: WolfSinger Publications Is Open To Novels and Novellas

Deadline: December 31st, 2023
Payment: $75.00 and 10% of the cover price for print books, 40% of the cover price for eBooks with an optional $25 advance and 5% for audio rights
Theme: Primarily Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas and Novels

All material must be submitted as a .rtf document.

Please follow standard manuscript formatting when submitting:

Manuscripts should be double-spaced.
Indicate scene breaks with # or another symbol – but please be consistent throughout.
Please use tabs or paragraph settings to indent the first line.

Make sure you include your contact information on the first page of the manuscript.

The body of your email should include the following information:

Contact information
Title of manuscript
Approximate word count
Brief Synopsis of the story
A general idea of how you will be marketing and promoting your book.

We are looking primarily for Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas and Novels, but will consider other genres except children’s and erotica. For YA – we prefer books that are geared for older teens that might also appeal to adult readers as well.

Our minimum word count is 25,000 and our preferred maximum word count is 80,000 words.
Please note 80,000 words is the preferred maximum – it is not a hard and fast limit.

Prefer stories to have a PG-13 rating – but this is not a hard requirement.

We will only be publishing a maximum of 10 print titles per year.

Submit the complete manuscript to [email protected].
Please put ‘WolfSinger Submission – “the title of your submission” – your last name’ in the subject.

While we are primarily a royalty press, authors will receive an initial up front payment of $75.00 for books (contributors to anthologies will receive $15.00). Books and anthologies will start to earn royalties after initial production costs are earned back from all revenue received through book sales. 

Once a book earns back its production costs royalties will be calculated as 10% of the cover price for print books, 40% of the cover price for eBooks.

We also offer an addendum to the primary contract for audio rights. For authors who accept this addendum there is an additional $25.00 advance and they will receive 5% of the cover as royalties for sales of audio books.

These payment amounts are effective for new contracts offered in 2022 – previously contracted books will remain at the contracted amounts.

Production costs are defined as:

Initial up front payments

Contracted work such as:
Cover Art
Typesetting (Limited to a maximum of $100 – anything over that will be absorbed by WolfSinger Publications)

These items will be listed and itemized on the first royalty statement.

Statements will be issued twice a year. Payment will be made only if an author’s account has earned $5.00 for that royalty period. All payments will be made via PayPal. If you do not want to obtain and maintain a PayPal account so you can receive payments, please do not submit to us. We are making no other forms of payment or reimbursement at this time.

For anthologies, we welcome idea pitches from those putting an anthology together and will put out the call for submissions as well as post on the WolfSinger website. For anthologies, we also prefer to contract with the individual authors directly.

Charity Anthologies will pay a flat payment of $20.00 to authors and the designated charity will receive 75% of net revenues.

There is no earn-out on Charity Anthologies.

Our sample contracts can be viewed here:


Rock Hard Press Is Open To Speculative Erotic Novels And Novellas

Payment: Royalty split as follows: E-book: 30% of net receipts, Audiobook: 30% of net receipts, Paperback: 15% of retail price, Hardcover: 15% of retail price
Theme: Science fiction and fantasy erotica novels and novellas

We appreciate your interest in submitting your work to Rock Hard Press! We hope the information on this page is helpful and answers all of your questions.

What we publish

Rock Hard Press publishes science fiction and fantasy erotica novels and novellas between 20,000 and 100,000 words. If your manuscript is longer than 100,000 words, we can discuss splitting it into multiple books. Yes, we are open to series as well as standalone books. If you are proposing a series, please summarize the first book and provide a high-level view of the overall story arc for the series.

We are looking for exceptional stories! Your book should include an original plot, well-developed characters, and vivid sensory details. Immerse the reader in your seductive world! The erotica should be icing on an already delicious sci-fi or fantasy cake.

Authors receive “bonus points” for a human transformation or immobilization element in their story. This could include turning to stone, transforming into a mannequin, being frozen in carbonite, or anything else you can dream up.


Epic Publishing Seeks Orphaned Novels

Payment: Royalties
Theme: Speculative Fiction Novels that recently lost a publisher.

It’s come to our attention recently that several small and medium publishers have decided to close their doors, leaving the authors they once published out in the cold. Such announcements are sad for me to hear, as I’ve always felt like it was less a competition among smaller publishers than a community that we at Epic Publishing are a part of. Obviously, not all publishers feel that way, but I’ve done my best to help other publishers, as they have helped me, so why not keep paying it forward? We all love books, right? And that’s what publishing is all about: loving books and supporting others’ love of books and those who write them.


Cemetery Gates Media Is Open For Debut Horror Novel Series

Payment: Paying $500 signing bonus + $500 advance upon publication, and a 60% (author) royalty share on physical and electronic editions of the book.
Theme: Horror

We’re looking for submissions for 40k+ word manuscripts from authors who’ve never published a novel. Paying $500 signing bonus + $500 advance upon publication, and a 60% (author) royalty share on physical and electronic editions of the book.

You’re welcome to submit (1) complete, original, and unpublished 40k+ word manuscript to [email protected] if you have at least (2) paid horror writing credits and have never published a novel. If you have novellas and short story collections in print, you’re still eligible.


Early Details On PitDark May 2023

Pitch Date: May 25th, 2023
Prizes: A book contract from a publisher; contracts vary between publishers. Generally royalties with the possibility of an advance.
Themes: Darker literature (horror, or other forms of fiction that are dark or are mixed genres.

Welcome to #PitDark, the only Twitter pitching contest for dark literature!

#PitDark is the first and only Twitter pitch event to highlight literature of a “darker” nature. Importantly, this is not limited to horror works; however, any pitched manuscript must contain an element of horror or darker writing. Examples of such categories include pure horror novels, dark fantasy, murder mysteries, psychological horror stories, non-fiction works about darker subjects, etc. MG, YA, NA, and adult age categories are welcome.

The next #PitDark will take place on May 25, 2023.

You can find the agents and publishers that participated in previous #PitDark events here.

Please follow the @PitDark_ Twitter account for up-to-date information about the event.

The Basics

The contest will happen on Twitter under a common hashtag (#PitDark). During a 12-hour window on the chosen day, authors with completed manuscripts who are seeking representation or publication can tweet a pitch for their books (at most, once per hour).

Agents and publishers will make requests by marking pitches as a like on Twitter. If your tweet is liked, please follow the agent or publisher’s submission guidelines.


Tenebrous Press Is Open To Novels and Novellas

Payment: Modest advance + Industry standard royalties
Theme: New Weird Horror-based that might exist OUTSIDE THE BOX.

You can find some general information about what we look for in NOVELS and NOVELLAS below. But we’re also interested to hear about any projects that fall under the graphic novel/comics umbrella, and anything New Weird Horror-based that might exist OUTSIDE THE BOX.


Wyldblood Is Open To Novel Submissions

Always Open To Novel Submissions
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Science Fiction and Fantasy

We’re always open for non-fiction, artwork and novel queries.

We are a speculative fiction publisher. Interpret that as you will when deciding what to submit, but bear in mind that we are unlikely to publish fiction without a speculative element (science fiction, fantasy or horror). We pay for fiction.

Novels (query us)

We’re happy to consider proposals for work from 50,000 to 100,000 words (approx). Send us a short email with a short summary of your story (with word count) and some biographical details (including credits and links and your country/state of origin). Please don’t start your email by launching straight into the summary – we find that offputting – and please use your real name (dealing with a pseudonym is way too weird for us). Don’t send us the text of your story at this point – we’ll ask you if we want to see it. Royalties only. Query at [email protected] (subject line QUERY – novel – (story title – your surname)


Planet Bizarro Is Open To Novels & Novellas

Deadline: March 31st, 2023
Payment: 50% share of book royalties and 5 author copies
Theme: Bizarro

Novel & Novella Submissions

January 1st – March 1st

See Theme: Bizarro

We want to publish your exciting, well written bizarro stories. For those unfamiliar with the genre, think of the weirdest story you’ve ever read, then times that by potato.

Novellas – 20,000 to 40,000 wordcount

Novels – 40,000 to 80,000

Short story collections may also be considered.