Category: Royalties

Taking Submissions: It Calls From The Sea

Deadline: October 1st, 2020
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Horror! – shipwrecks, your lost passengers and mysterious creatures. Tantalize me with gripping tales of horror and drown me in tears of sorrow as we discover what lies within the deepest crevasses of the ocean or in the innocent creek.

It Calls From The Sea

Submission Open: July 1, 2020

Submission Close: October 01, 2020 2:00 a.m. EST

Publishing timeline: December 2020

Theme: Bring me your shipwrecks, your lost passengers and mysterious creatures. Tantalize me with gripping tales of horror and drown me in tears of sorrow as we discover what lies within the deepest crevasses of the ocean or in the innocent creek.

As with all our “It Calls From” Series this one is HORROR, so I want to be scared. Be it real or mythological creatures of lore that attacks, make our hearts race and our nightmares come alive. We also want it to be within our reality, so please keep your stories on our earth. If you are doing a future earth story, we would still like it within our relative timeline, so don’t go too far into the future.

The ocean is deep, dark and vast. There are real dangers lurk not only below but above. Raging storms or unrelenting heat can create madness.

Storm drains and murky creek beds are also a great source of inspiration.

Word count: 1000 – 10000 (preferably over 2k under 8k but we will read all within these)

Compensation: Equal royalty split per story. Digital copy emailed to you.

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Angry Robot Is About To Be Open For Novels!

Deadline: July 19th, 2020
Payment: Advances and royalties
Theme: Science fiction, fantasy, and horror. From old-school to modern, pulpy to literary, classic to cross-over, if it’s genre, and it’s good, then we’d love to read it!
Note: This call officially opens on July 6th but we wanted to get this up asap in case you needed some last-minute polishing on your story!

Open the Pod Bay Doors! Open Submissions 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again!

No, not Christmas, the Angry Robot Open Submissions Period!

If you’re an SFF/horror writer without agent representation, this is YOUR chance to submit your novel-length manuscripts to Angry Robot Books!

In recent years our Open Submissions have led to publication of acclaimed and award-nominated novels including Shrouded LoyaltiesThe Light Years, and The Imaginary Corpse, and as always we’re excited to see what gems are sent in by budding authors this time around. As an imprint devoted to publishing the very best in genre fiction from the very widest range of voices, we particularly encourage those from minority and underrepresented backgrounds to send us their work.

The 2020 Open Subs period will run for two weeks, from 12:00am BST (British Summer Time) Mon Jul 6th to 11:59pm BST Sun Jul 19th – there’s no preference of any kind given to early submissions, so please do take the time to polish your submission documents before sending them in!

What we’re looking for:

  • novel-length works (60k words minimum) only
  • science fiction, fantasy, and horror. From old-school to modern, pulpy to literary, classic to cross-over, if it’s genre, and it’s good, then we’d love to read it! You can check out our complete publication list here to see how wide our tastes run
  • one submission per author, so take this as an opportunity to send us your best work!
  • finished manuscripts only

What we’re not (currently) looking for:

  • short story collections, novelettes, novellas, noveltinos, or anything else that’s not a novel
  • works in progress
  • works that have been submitted to our Open Submissions in previous years, unless they have undergone significant reworking – think a major rewrite/structural edit, rather than just tinkering here and there.

How to submit

Send your submission documents to [email protected], any time between 12:00am Mon July 6th BST (British Summer Time) and 11:59pm BST Sun Jul 19th.

To meet the submission guidelines, you’ll need to send us:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and pitching your work (600 words max)
  • A separate MS-Word compatible doc including your work’s synopsis (one page max), and its first three chapters or first 15 pages (whichever is longer)

If we like what we read, we’ll get in touch to ask to see the full manuscript, and go from there!

Please note, the Open Submissions period is exclusively for authors without an agent – if you do have an agent, and you’ve got a manuscript you’d love to send to Angry Robot, ask your agent to send it to [email protected]!

Thanks very much lovely humans, we’re excited to get a taste of your amazing stories!

Via: Angry Robot and their agented submission call page.

Taking Submissions: Glitch (Rated R)

Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Payment: Royalties
Theme: LitRPG genre. Playing Virtual Reality games is a favorite pastime, but getting trapped in them due to a glitch is another story. It’s a true fight for survival now and the only way out is to finish the game.

  • Deadline – May 31st, 2021
  • Publication – August 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – LitRPG genre. Playing Virtual Reality games is a favorite pastime, but getting trapped in them due to a glitch is another story. It’s a true fight for survival now and the only way out is to finish the game.

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* Introduction of yourself should be a short biography in 3rd Person between 100-200 words. Upon acceptance, this will be used within the anthology. Send a bio with every single anthology submission. We work with hundreds of authors and will not take time to retrieve yours from a previous anthology.

* Poetry submissions: All poetry needs to be contained within a single e-mail. Each poem should be in a separate document. Haikus may be grouped together.

* All e-mails should be addressed to “Dear Editor.”

After receiving edits back, the author has two weeks to return the submission for formatting.

All submissions will be reviewed within thirty (30) days of the anthology’s submission deadline. This ensures submission calls do not close early and gives everyone a chance to submit. You will know your submission has been received for consideration by receiving a generic response. Whether accepted or rejected, you will always receive a response.

View our blog articles on how to submit to a publisher and how to write a proposal.

 

Failure to submit following all of the guidelines will result in an immediate refusal. You are able to submit again before the submission call deadline.

 

Rating – Check each anthologies‘ rating.
Word count – Check each anthologies‘ word count requirements.

Antho

E-mail address to submit to – [email protected]

 

NOTICE –  Failure to submit correctly will result in refusal of submission.

Via: Dragon Soul Press.

Taking Submissions: Murder & Mayhem (Rated R)

Deadline: April 30th, 2021
Payment: Royalties
Theme: A murder needs to be solved by these main characters as the stakes rise higher. Any branch of investigators can be included, even vigilantes.

Murder & Mayhem (Rated R)

  • Deadline – April 30th, 2021
  • Publication – July 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – A murder needs to be solved by these main characters as the stakes rise higher. Any branch of investigators can be included, even vigilantes.

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* Introduction of yourself should be a short biography in 3rd Person between 100-200 words. Upon acceptance, this will be used within the anthology. Send a bio with every single anthology submission. We work with hundreds of authors and will not take time to retrieve yours from a previous anthology.

* Poetry submissions: All poetry needs to be contained within a single e-mail. Each poem should be in a separate document. Haikus may be grouped together.

* All e-mails should be addressed to “Dear Editor.”

After receiving edits back, the author has two weeks to return the submission for formatting.

All submissions will be reviewed within thirty (30) days of the anthology’s submission deadline. This ensures submission calls do not close early and gives everyone a chance to submit. You will know your submission has been received for consideration by receiving a generic response. Whether accepted or rejected, you will always receive a response.

View our blog articles on how to submit to a publisher and how to write a proposal.

 

Failure to submit following all of the guidelines will result in an immediate refusal. You are able to submit again before the submission call deadline.

 

Rating – Check each anthologies‘ rating.
Word count – Check each anthologies‘ word count requirements.

Antho

E-mail address to submit to – [email protected]

 

NOTICE –  Failure to submit correctly will result in refusal of submission.

Via: Dragon Soul Press.

Perpetual Motion Machine Is Open To Novel And Novella Submissions From POC Authors

Deadline: January 1st, 2021
Payment: Small advance + royalties
Theme: Horror and Crime fiction

Hi, folks! Max Booth here, co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Perpetual Motion Machine. I’ve decided to reopen novel & novella submissions for our 2021/2022 lineup. Long-time fans of our press might notice we haven’t opened to full-length manuscript submissions in quite a while. Seems like a pretty good time to change that, right?

And also, full transparency, while in recent years we have managed to publish more diverse authors in our horror magazine, Dark Moon Digest, I fully recognize we haven’t been the best at diversity on the book side of things. If you take a look at our novel roster, the pure whiteness might blind you. Please use caution.

Obviously this wasn’t intentional, but I do take total blame in my laziness to seek out non-white voices. I screwed up there and I would like to do better. I love this press. I love the books we’ve published. I’ve dedicated the last eight years of my life to PMMP. But it’s never going to really evolve without making a significant step forward.

Which is why, beginning immediately, Perpetual Motion Machine is reading novel & novella submissions from POC writers only. Sorry, white folks, but you gotta sit this open call out.

Some general guidelines:

Word count: 20k-150k

Genres: Horror & Crime

Deadline: January 01, 2021

Payment: Small advance + royalties

Send all stories to [email protected] with “NOVEL/NOVELLA SUBMISSION_TITLE_LAST NAME_WORD COUNT” in the subject line. Please include a brief author bio in the cover letter.

Via: Perpetual Motion Machine.

Taking Submissions: Denial Kills

Deadline: August 28th, 2020
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Some real-world social issue where denial is causing great harm.

Because we had such success and are so proud of our anthologies Strongly Worded Women and Shout, we want to do it again. Co-editors Zack Dye and Benjamin Gorman will be compiling another anthology for publication in the winter of 2020/spring of 2021. This time, the theme will be: Denial Kills.

Your story or poem could be about some real-world social issue where denial is causing great harm. Denying global climate change? The dismissal of real news as “fake”? Ignoring the benefits of vaccines? Refusing to acknowledge the world is round and four and a half billion years old?

Or it could be more personal. One character refusing to recognize something about her partner? About herself? These can serve as powerful allegories for those other issues without ever mentioning them.

And of course your story doesn’t need to be set in our world at all. Spaceships and black holes? Wizards and orcs? Fairies and vampires? Bring it! The stories do need to be fictional, though. We’re not knocking journalism, long form essays, memoirs, or online rants, but there are other places for those. We want to create a space for fiction and poetry (ideally an equal amount so they can trade off and converse with one another).

Short Stories: 2000 to 3500 words

Poems: Up to 350 lines, max, for a single poem

Multiple submissions accepted.

Due date: Friday, August 28th

Send your poem or short story to:  [email protected] with the subject line: Denial Anthology Submission from _your name__

Reading fee: Zero dollars and zero cents

Payment is in the form of royalties, depending on sales of the anthology. All authors included will divide the profits evenly with the editors and the publishing company.

Via: Not A Pipe Publishing.

Taking Submissions: Spacebound

Deadline: March 31st, 2021
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Elements of sci-fi. Whether discovering aliens, space travel, or terraforming new planets are involved, the options are endless.

  • Deadline – March 31st, 2021
  • Publication – June 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – All stories must include elements of sci-fi. Whether discovering aliens, space travel, or terraforming new planets are involved, the options are endless.

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Eerie River Is Open To Dark Fantasy Novels And Novellas!

Submissions Window: June 15th to July 31st, 2020
Payment: A royalty percentage of ebook, print, audio, and merchandise profits. The exact numbers will be available when the call opens on the 15th.
Theme: Dark Fantasy
Note: I would usually wait to schedule until all payment details are available but ER has a good track record and if anyone was close to finishing a novella or novel in this style I wanted to give you extra time to prepare.

Open Submission Window
June 15 – July 31, 2020
What are we looking for?
DARK FANTASY

We are seeking high-quality stand alone novels and a potential novella series in the dark fantasy genre. At this time we are not interested in short story collections, full erotica, strictly religious fiction, or poetry.

We want unique, well-crafted worlds with compelling plots, exciting adventures, entertaining characters, and new dark fantasy concepts.

We are drawn to the fantasy worlds with a grim heartwrenching twist. The perfect story would balance the light and the dark storyline with humour alongside the emotional twists and turns. In essence, if you can envoke a gambit of emotion throughout the story we will be hard-pressed to say no.

Manuscripts should be written in good taste and be aimed for a mature audience that enjoys the darker side of fantasy. As this is dark fantasy, we encourage a step toward some of the darker and horror tones within the storyline, and we won’t shy away from some use of violence and gore. However, we will not be accepting any manuscripts with detailed rape scenes, pedophilia, or untoward behaviours to animals of any kind. (you know what I mean)

Submissions of novels should be between 60,000 and 120,000 words.

Submissions of novellas should be approximately 25,000 – 50,000 words with a series potential of at least three stories in total. We will not be accepting stand-alone novellas at this time.

Please ensure you are sending us the best version of your story to be reviewed. For novels your manuscript should be completed in full, have already undergone beta readings, editing and revisions. For novella series, the first of the series should be completed in full, have already undergone beta readings, editing and revisions, and an outline of the next books should be in place and ready to discuss.

What to submit in the query email:
Tell us who you are! Where you are published if you are, and let us get to know you a bit. This doesn’t have to be a standard bio, and shouldn’t name every publication and writing you have done.

A brief summary of what to expect. Think of it as an elevator pitch. Please include the word count in this section.

In a word document please send a synopsis of the story outline. Preferably just one or two pages, but don’t leave major plot details out. We are looking to confirm the complete arc of the story. Title your document as “Synopsis – Title – author name” for clarity. Please send only doc, .docx, or .rtf format. We will not be reading any other format.

Sending the Sample:
Please only send the first THREE chapters of your story as a doc/x file for consideration.

Manuscripts must be completed in the Shunn style format. Please review the hyperlink for details on acceptable formatting.

We will only be reading and considering unpublished and original works. Please note, this does include works published on websites, author pages, reddit, and any other form or site found on the internet.

How to submit: Email your queries to [email protected]
For clarity please title your email as “Novel (Novella) – Title – Author Name”

How long will it take for a response?
Our goal is to respond to every query within 60 days of the initial submission.
Should we request a full manuscript for review, please note this will take between 3 – 6 months after the submission window has closed.
Let me know if you need any other information.
Have a great day and stay safe out there!

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