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Novel

Ongoing Submissions: Novels – Occult America: Horror Stories in America’s Main Street

Payment: Royalties
Theme: Horror novels based on North American folklore

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM PRINCE OF CATS LITERARY PRODUCTIONS:

Occult America: Horror Stories in America’s Main Street
American folklore is rich and varied, reflecting the melting pot of cultures that shaped and continues to mold our populations. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the small, semi-isolated townships and villages that dot our national landscape. In many areas, the indigenous peoples of the area have embraced newcomers, melding their traditions with those of European, African, and even Asian descent into something new and different.
Within this rich treasure of folklore is a variety of creatures of mythology. Some are quite well known, like the Jersey Devil or Bigfoot. Others, like the Chickcharney or the Coyote legends are virtually unknown to contemporary Americans. Where did these creatures come from? Are they native to the vast American continent? Were they brought here accidentally, where they evolved and adapted to their new environment? And if they had to because they threatened the human population, how were they subdued? By whom? And what happens when one of them wakes up as a result of contemporary actions, the increased “noise” of modern society?
Every Small town has a ghost story or a local legend an indication of a darker history right down the street from the place with the amazing mom’s apple pie. We want to explore all of those darker shadows right off of main street.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

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Ghost Orchid Press Is Open To Novels And Novellas

Deadline: August 31st, 2022
Payment: A small advance plus 50% of net royalties thereafter on both e-books and physical books. Also, 5 contributors copies.
Theme: Horror, Gothic, and dark fantasy.

OPEN JULY 1ST – AUGUST 31ST

We are open from July 1st – August 31st 2022 to general submissions for novellas (roughly 20,000 – 40,000 words) and novels (roughly 40,000 – 100,000) aimed at an adult audience.

What We’re Looking For:

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Crystal Lake Publications Is Open To Novel And Novella Submissions

Tentative Deadline: December 31st, 2022
Payment: 40% royalties for net eBook sales and 20% on paperback sales
Theme: Dark Fiction, Horror, Speculative Fiction, Suspense, Fantasy, or Thriller.

The submission window will remain open until at least the end of 2022. Our goal is to remain open on a permanent basis, but we will close from time to time if too many projects are accepted. We don’t want authors to wait two or three years before their book is published.

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Manta Press Is Open To Novels, Novellas, And Author Collections

Payment: Royalties
Themes: Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery/ Suspense, Crime Thriller, YA (Dystopian, Fantasy, Horror)

MANTA PRESS, LTD. is currently open for submissions and looking to publish exciting and original genre fiction. The genres that get us the most excited about unleashing upon the public are:

  • Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery/ Suspense, Crime Thriller, YA (Dystopian, Fantasy, Horror)

The types of works we’d prefer to let others put out there (at this time, at least) are:

  • Contemporary/Literary Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Erotica, True Crime, adult content, Bizarro

MANTA PRESS, LTD. is open to publishing novels (50k – 120k words), novellas (30k – 50k words), and single-author short story collections (30k – 100k words).

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Raven Canticle Press Is Open To Novels And Novellas

Payment: Royalties
Themes: Fantasy, Horror, Espionage/Thriller, Science Fiction

Raven Canticle Press is a specialty press that focuses on limited run and small press horror, fantasy, and science fiction genre fiction. Located in the high peaks of Utah, the creative team behind Raven Canticle Press has years of publishing experience, small business financial management and distribution and logistics experience.

Raven Canticle Press is focused on high-quality fiction and limited run content, and as such works with a variety of new technology and delivery methods to provide the very best content to its readers.
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Of Metal And Magic Publishing Is Open To Fantasy Novels, Novellas, And Collections

Payment: Royalties
Theme: “traditional fantasy.” We define this as second-world, past settings.

We are always on the lookout for new fantasy voices! Whether you are a brand new fantasy author, or a veteran looking for more publishing opportunities, we would love to hear from you. Send us your pitch through the contact form below.

We are currently looking for the following content or support:

  • Beta readers, beta readers, beta readers!
  • Flash fiction and short stories for our website and future anthologies
  • Guest posts for our blog
  • Fantasy novellas
  • Stand-alone Fantasy novels (multi-book series are currently a hard sell due to processing time)
  • Fantasy story collections (all stories should be in the same fantasy setting)

If you’ve got something you think we’d like, send us your pitch!
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Timber Ghost Press Is Open For Novella And Novel Submissions

Payment: 50% net royalties on all eBooks and 30% net royalties on paperback books with a $35 advance on novellas and a $50 advance on novels
Theme: Cosmic horror, weird horror, dark fantasy, sci-fi/horror, gothic, and contemporary. We especially love Old West mixed with horror.

Timber Ghost Press is looking to publish high-quality ​horror fiction to include cosmic horror, weird horror, dark fantasy, sci-fi/horror, gothic, and contemporary. We especially love Old West mixed with horror.

We are looking for both new and seasoned authors. If you have never published before, we want to hear from you. If you’re a seasoned spinner of dark tales, we want to hear from you. Basically, we want to hear from you.

We are currently looking for novels and novellas that fall into the following horror categories:

  • Hauntings
  • Possession
  • Cosmic Horror
  • Weird Horror
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi/Horror
  • Old West/Horror
  • Gothic Horror
  • Psychological Horror

Timber Ghost Press is NOT looking for or interested in stories that contain:

    • Child abuse/pedophilia
    • Gore/extreme violence just for the shock factor

Novels must be between 60-90k words. Novellas must be between 20-40k words. If your manuscript falls a little outside of these limits, that is okay; just let us know in your submission email.

We do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions. Please allow us up to 30 days to respond to your submission. If you haven’t heard back after 30 days, feel free to reach out and ask about the status of the submission. Depending on the number of submissions we receive, we may or may not give personalized feedback.

Submit your stories using Shunn formatting guidelines. It is in your best interest to submit a clean manuscript that you’ve taken the time to revise and edit. I can almost guarantee you that we will reject it if we receive a manuscript full of errors and typos.  Please include the following information in your cover letter:

  • Name
  • Pen Name (if applicable)
  • Email
  • First three chapters or the first 5000 words of your manuscript
  • Synopsis
  • Let us know if it is part of a series (we’re open to series)
  • Previous publishing history (if applicable)

Timber Ghost Press does not discriminate in any manner and is open to submissions from authors of any race, religion, or sexual preference.

Timber Ghost Press pays 50% net royalties on all eBooks and 30% net royalties on paperback books. If accepted, we will pay a $35 advance on novellas and a $50 advance on novels.

Please use the form below to submit your novel/novella to Timber Ghost Press!

[Click the link below to access the form.]

Via: Timber Ghost Press.

Bad Dream Entertainment Is Looking For Weird Gothic Novels And Novellas

Payment: $600-800 and 20-30% on royalties
Theme: Gothic stories with weird fiction elements

Bad Dream is now accepting novel and novella-length weird Gothic fiction manuscripts. If you have something that you think would fit, read the guidelines below and send it in.

We are looking for Gothic stories with weird fiction elements; this umbrella covers a broad range of themes, styles, and subjects as long as it feels decidedly Gothic, especially with strong horror elements (this is Bad Dream Entertainment, after all, not Mild Dream Entertainment). Shelly meets Cronenberg, Radcliffe meets Lovecraft, Poe meets Kafka, Stoker meets VanderMeer. Bizarro, New Weird, Cosmic Horror, and every other sub genre that embraces the strange are welcome. The setting can be period, present, near-future, futuristic, or something else entirely.

The reading window will stay open until we find something we like.

  • Manuscripts should be at least novella-length (24k words), there’s no ceiling on word count, but don’t send something long enough to be a multi-book series. If sending chapters, include at least the first three.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as you let us know to pull your manuscript from consideration as soon as you place it elsewhere.
  • Multiple submissions aren’t allowed; only one at a time.
  • Send your story in standard manuscript form. We’re not sticklers for exact formatting, but have your contact info and word-count on the top corner of the first page, along with author name and title.
  • Manuscripts should be sent as DOCs, RTFs, or ODTs (not PDFs) to: submissions [at] baddreamentertainment [dot] com. You should receive an automated response acknowledging that we got it, if you don’t you can ask to confirm through our regular contact email address. Keep in mind, if you send a PDF it will likely be auto-deleted and we’re not going to take the time to ask you for a different format.
  • Response time are going to start at 2-4 weeks; that may change based on volume and if it does we’ll update that info here.
  • Bad Dream Entertainment pays $600-800 (depending on manuscript length) for a six-year exclusivity to the publishing rights plus a percentage on sales; this is not an advance (ie. a loan paid back through sales), but is a fee for the publishing rights. Rights purchased will be world-wide exclusive in print and digital but for English language only (rights-reversion optional after licensing term). Royalties will be based on gross sales since we operate on a POD distribution model and are usually 20-30% depending on the agreement.

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