Category: Novel

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.


Weird Little Press Is Opening For Novel And Novella Submissions (Early)

Submission Window: January 31st – February 28th, 2023
Payment: Negotiated; expect a royalty, potentially an advance.
Theme: All forms of speculative fiction

Weird Little Worlds Press is pleased to announce that we will be opening to unsolicited submissions starting January 31, 2023. Our press is focused on speculative genre fiction that includes fantasy, science fiction, horror, and adventure. We are also looking to publish nonfiction adventure novels that include true stories of survival, high-stakes or dangerous careers, or incredible events featuring real-life heroes.

The press was started in 2020 by Michael Cluff and Willow Dawn Becker. Even though Michael had to step away from the company in 2021 because of time constraints, Willow has continued to lead the company to ever-expanding heights. The press’s first anthology, Humans are the Problem: A Monster’s Anthology, was recently featured in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 14, and Gemma Files’ story “Poor Butcher Bird,” was included. In 2021, WLW Press released Mother: Tales of Love and Terror, an anthology of horror that is eligible for Bram Stoker Award® consideration, as well as Leto’s Children, a science fiction horror novel.

WLW Press has a goal to publish at least four full-length novels in 2023. The open submissions period, which will last until midnight on February 28th, will give authors of all experience levels the same opportunity for having their work read. The WLW Press submission process is an anonymous process, so talent, execution, and concept becomes the focus of our reading, not the author’s name or following.


FlowerSong Press is Open To Speculative Fiction Novels

Deadline: April 15th, 2023
Payment: Royalties
Theme: horror, science fiction, and fantasy
Note: Seeking Latinx authors

FlowerSong Press is currently seeking outstanding and unique manuscripts from Latinx authors in the area of horror, science fiction, and fantasy.

Please review the following guidelines for authors. If you feel your manuscript meets our needs and is consistent with our mission, we welcome the chance to read it.

Guidelines for Fiction

We are seeking already finished, full-length novels from Latinx authors ranging from 75,000 to 150,000 words. We are not currently accepting short stories, novellas, or short story collections. If your novel is the first of a trilogy or series, be aware that we will not commit to publishing more than one book at a time.

Stories should emphasize careful and thoughtful development of complex, three-dimensional and fallible characters, complicated relationships and conflicts, and strong, coherent plots with satisfying resolutions.

We will consider historical (any time period or culture), traditional fantasy, horror, and science-fiction genre stories as long as they meet the criteria above.


AEA Press Is Open To Novels And Novellas

Deadline: December 31st, 2022
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Horror Novels, Western Novellas and novels, Sci-fi Novels. Full details below.

Horror: We are looking for fiction horror novel submissions, particularly those of the supernatural, “high concept,” western, and creature sub-genres. All horror submissions will be equally considered, regardless of sub-genre.
Western: Novel Opening: We are looking for fiction western novel submissions. All western sub-genres are welcome. All western submissions will be equally considered, regardless of sub-genre. If it is part of a series, please only submit the first part of the series.
Sci-Fi: Novel Opening: We are looking for fiction science fiction novel submissions. All science fiction sub-genres are welcome. All science fiction submissions will be equally considered, regardless of sub-genre. If it is part of a series, please only submit the first part of the series.

AEA Press is an independent hybrid publisher, based in the United States and established in 2012. With an eye on style and professional polish, AEA Press specializes in beautifully and expertly crafted books. Our teams focus on the details, creating lasting impressions that expand beyond story and deliver something truly recognizable and memorable.


Fahrenheit Press Is Open To Crime And Thriller Novels

Payment: royalty rate of 50% on both eBooks & paperback editions for a 5 year contract
Theme: Crime and thriller novels

We are currently accepting submissions; you can send them here.

We’re not too bothered if the books have been published before, or if you have an agent, or if you’re an established author, or if you’re an absolute beginner. All we need is for the stories to be great and the subject matter to be commercial.

Just before you submit to us though there are some things you should think about.


The Evil Cookie Publishing Is Open To Novels And Novellas

Payment: 50/50 split on all royalties and 3 contributors’ copies
Theme: Unique, fast-paced, gory stories with the perfect blend of extreme horror, Splatterpunk and dark humor elements

I am always on the lookout for unique, fast-paced, gory stories with the perfect blend of extreme horror, Splatterpunk and dark humor elements. Nothing involving children and I’m not a big fan of heavy political or religious plots. If you think you have something that falls within those categories, send me over the completed/finalized manuscript as an attachment (DOC or DOCX) to [email protected] with the subject: Novel/Novella Sub: (title) by (name)


Aggadah Try It Is Open To Novels, Novellas, And Collections

Payment: 50% net retail royalties, potential advance, 5 contributor’s copies
Theme: horror, science fiction, fantasy, and surrealistic fiction
Note: Jewish-Themed Stories written by Jewish Authors

Aggadah Try It is an imprint of Madness Heart Press focusing on Jewish fiction and literature. We would love to be your publisher. With KDP and other self-publishing options, you may wonder why you would choose a small indie publisher. This imprint is specifically for Jewish-Themed Stories written by Jewish Authors.

We are looking for horror, science fiction, fantasy, and surrealistic fiction. Though we have a broad net for Jewish fiction, we are looking for stories with supernatural/unnatural/science fiction elements. We are not looking for realistic fiction, historic fiction, or Jewish studies. We feel books of those styles have plentiful publishing options to pursue.


Taking Novels For Creepy Little Nightmare all-age series

Payment: 40% royalties for net eBook sales and 20% on net paperback sales OR Contracts will be paid out in the form of a purchase based on word count in the same vein as a short story rather than in the form of royalties.
Theme: Novels that are dark and scary enough to entertain adults but appropriate enough for their kids to read as well.

Our all-age horror series. Novels that are dark and scary enough to entertain adults but appropriate enough for their kids to read as well. This means that the books will be edited to remove things such as sex and gore. You can submit a book that was not written for this purpose, but you think could be edited to fit it. It is preferred that the main characters be under eighteen, but it is not set in stone.