Payment: 50% Royalties
Theme: The Weird, the Odd, the Quirky, the Peculiar, the Macabre, the Uncanny
Twelve House Books is a publisher of the Weird, the Odd, the Quirky, the Peculiar, the Macabre, the Uncanny… and Poetry (which can also be weird, macabre, or uncanny if it so chooses).
High on the wanted list are Ghost Stories, New Weird or Fabulism, Quirk, Narrative Poems, the Sublime, the Numinous, and, dissonantly, stories set in Los Angeles. Your work doesn’t seem to fit that vision? Send it along anyway, because it could be just crazy enough to work.
Consider the fiction of Raymond Chandler, Jean-Paul Sartre, Guy de Maupassant, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, Flannery O’Connor, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, Maurice Level, Daphne Du Maurier, J.S. Le Fanu, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lord Dunsany, Saki, Stefani Christova, Washington Irving, H.P. Lovecraft, E.F. Benson, Francis Marion Crawford, Ambrose Bierce, Vincent O’Sullivan, August Derleth, Edward Lucas White, and Ralph Adams Cram.