Theme: Horror novels based on North American folklore
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM PRINCE OF CATS LITERARY PRODUCTIONS:
Theme: Horror novels based on North American folklore
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM PRINCE OF CATS LITERARY PRODUCTIONS:
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).
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.
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:
If you’ve got something you think we’d like, send us your pitch!
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:
Timber Ghost Press is NOT looking for or interested in stories that contain:
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:
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.
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.
Payment: £50 (GBP), 3 contributors copies, and royalties paid every January for the previous year
NOVEL AND COLLECTION GUIDELINES
As a small publisher, we only publish one or two novels/collections each year. It’s important that you are familiar with us to ensure your style suits. The best way to do this is to read one of our titles.
We’re interested in mystery and suspense novels and mystery, suspense, and horror collections between 50,000 and 80,000. We don’t publish supernatural horror novels, but we’re open to suspense novels leaning towards psychological horror or dystopian themes. Simultaneous submissions are fine but tell us immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere. Novels must be previously unpublished. On the other hand, for collections, we ask that at least 75% of the stories be previously published in magazines or anthologies. This demonstrates your experience as a short story writer and proves you have already established a readership. That said, you must guarantee that you have the right to have each story republished prior to signing with us.
Payment: We publish ebooks and paperbacks via Amazon and enroll ebooks in Kindle Unlimited. Payment is made exclusively via PayPal. We pay £50 (GBP) on publication and provide three author copies. After that, we offer 50% royalties on net sales paid in January for the previous year. A minimum payment of £10 is made every January, so even if your book makes no sales over a one-year period, you receive a token payment. After two years, either party may choose to remove the title from our range. Of course, our aim is to make as many sales as possible to ensure success for everyone involved, but authors should be aware that titles published by indie publishers often don’t reach a thousand sales. That’s the reality of the business. We want to work with authors who have a solid (or at least growing) presence on social media and who are willing to participate in marketing and communications.
Rights: We require exclusive international English-language digital and print rights to your book for a period of two years. For collections, this means individual stories are not reprinted elsewhere during this time without our agreement. After that, you are free to have the book published elsewhere. However, bear in mind that most publishers will not subsequently accept your book as it will no longer be previously unpublished.
Cover design: We’ll provide a cover design for your book, with your input, unless you have made or wish to purchase a cover of your own. If you choose the latter, it will be at your expense. A book usually is judged by its cover, so we all need to be happy with it and work collaboratively.
Submitting: Read the general submission guidelines below. Please attach the entire manuscript as a .doc or .rtf file. Include a brief synopsis in the body of our email.
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS
How to submit:
Please note that we use British English conventions. Submissions are encouraged from all over the world but be aware that the editor may wish to make changes to those containing North American usages.
– All grammar and punctuation to be used appropriately. This is your best friend: https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/grammar-and-usage, and if you don’t know how to use commas, visit these sites: https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/comma and https://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/commas.asp
In terms of comma usage, here are three simple examples of what we require:
Yesterday, I followed him home.
As soon as I hear from him, I’ll let you know.
I bought an axe, rope, and a box of matches.
– It is highly unlikely that we will accept a story written as a narrative in the present. Please use the traditional first or third person past.
– Quotation marks to be single and curly/smart for general dialogue. Double curly quotation marks for emphasised words if really needed, eg. They entered the mound of rubble, making sure the splintered door didn’t fall off its hinges. This was Stan’s “castle”.
– Only one space at the end of sentences.
– Formatted indentation for paragraphs. Do not use the space bar or tab bar.
– Scene breaks should be identified with a hash # preceded and followed by one line space. In a short story, there will generally be between zero and five of these. The hash is useful for signalling the beginning of a story within a story, or a change in narrative style, such as when the narrator is first introduced alongside his audience in a bar or living room before the text changes to his first-person recounting of events.
– The use of italics. Do not replace them with an underline. Italics should be used for titles (books, films etc) in the story, or for foreign words or phrases not commonly used in English (eg not for “spaghetti”, “samurai” or “rendez-vous” but definitely for Ich liebe dich, buongiorno, or Éirinn go Brách. Thoughts should also be in italics and quotation marks kept for speech. For the names of places, restuarants, shops and so forth, just use capital letters, eg. Haunted Lighthouse Inn.
Honestly, the best way to find out what we want is to buy one of our titles.
Once you’ve finished your tale and edited it… and edited again, and asked your mum and dog to proof-read it, send it as a .doc (NO .docx) or .rtf file to blackbeaconbooks (at) gmail.com
Be sure to include your contact details in your email and in the file. A short biography and links to your blog and social media pages are encouraged.
In the subject of your email, write: “BBB Anthology Submission”, “BBB Novel Submission”, or “BBB Collection Submission”. The file name should be: “Story Title” by “Author Name” (pen name if applicable).
Via: Black Beacon Books.
Payment: Royalties with guaranteed royalty minimums
Theme: “Furry” Fiction
Fanged Fiction is looking for standalone works with the same stipulations as listed above, with the difference that this imprint is specifically looking for works of a 16+ nature. While erotic-focused stories/18+ only stories are entirely fine for this imprint, please make sure the erotic scenes have some sort of importance to the plot.
We are open to Pocket Shots (novelettes) from 10,000-20,000 (both imprints).
What are Pocket Shots? These titles give a home to those short stories that needed more room, or those novellas that just didn’t need more padding. While there are no specific theme to these stories, they must follow the same content guidelines as our other submission calls. This is our most competitive market. Due to the size and pricing of these books, there is a very small profit margin, and thus we will be far more selective with these than we would be novels/novellas.
We are open to novels/novellas from 20,000-140,000 words (both imprints) until mid/late fall 2020. While we do accept up to 140,000 words, we would prefer novels to be under 120,000 words. Over 120,000 words may hurt your chances of being accepted, while over 140,000 words will result in an immediate rejection.
We are also open to single-author collections within the above word-count standards (both imprints) until mid/late fall 2020. Please note that single-author collections containing a large quantity of previously-published stories, or collections with no unifying theme, will have a lesser chance of being accepted for publication. We recommend at least 50% of your works be unpublished, preferably more.
For open short story markets, please click here.
We are closed to visual novel projects for the foreseeable future.
We are asking for First Rights on all submissions when possible. While we may consider previously-published standalone works, we will only do so if:
• All other contracts the work is involved with have fully expired (you may be asked for proof of this)
• Work that’s been posted online is taken down in its entirety upon acceptance
• It’s the start of a series in which you plan to submit an unpublished work to accompany
• It’s a single-author collection that also contains unreleased work (we are asking that at least 50% of the collection be previously unreleased works)
Please note that it’s likely that we will not offer royalty minimums to previously-published work, though they will receive our usual royalty rates.
We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
Along with a competitive royalty rate, Goal Publications offers royalty minimums, meaning that we guarantee your work will accrue a certain amount in royalties within a year of publication, or we will pay you the difference as an advance. Royalty minimums are not offered on collections, whether single-author or multi-author, or on previously-published works, and will not be offered on sequels on which previous books have not made back their advance.
Royalty payments will occur quarterly during the calendar year (so long as the payment is at least $5.00 USD, otherwise payment may be held until the next quarter). Payments will be made by cheque (USA authors only), PayPal, or Square Cash, based upon the author’s preference.
At the close of each quarter, whether authors are due a payment or not, we will provide a statement of exactly how many books were sold each quarter, and through what means. This statement will be sent via email. Our promise is that this information and any owed payments will be sent within one month of the close of each quarter.
Please use the form located on our Submissions and Inquires page. Please do not send unsolicited emails with queries or submissions.
While we have no problem with being queried, we will not begin the judging process until after we’ve received the full manuscript. Please note that our estimated turnaround times for judging and responding to submissions is one to three months. This timeframe may change on here without warning, and can potentially take longer.
All submissions should be formatted as followed:
• .doc, .docx, or .rtf format (we will not open submissions in any other file format)
• Arial, Calibri, or Garamond font (12pt)
• Your legal name, address, and email should be in the upper-right corner of the first page
• Indented paragraphs—do not separate paragraphs with line-breaks
• No headers or footers
Not following these guidelines will heavily hurt your chances of being accepted, so we advise that they are followed as close as feasibly possible.
Have a question? Feel free to contact us.
Via: Goal Publications.