Category: Royalties

Twelve House Books Is Open For Novels, Novellas, and Collections – 2024 Update

 

Payment: 50% Royalties Paid To The Author
Theme: Novels, Novellas, and collections that contain: Ghost Stories, Quirk, Narrative Poems, the Sublime, the Numinous, and stories about American Suburbia or set in Los Angeles

Twelve House Books is an independent publisher of Literary Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry with a distinct focus on the dark and unruly; magic and the sublime. Publishing from an idyllic yet peculiar suburban neighborhood such as those celebrated by so many storytellers, Twelve House Books champions literature of the odd, weird, uncanny, majestic, and holy.

 

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Taking Submissions: The Fires of Retribution

Deadline: June 1st, 2024
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Dragons and the struggle between mankind and dragonkind

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Theme: A collection of stories dealing with DRAGONS!

Concept: We’re looking for a story that shows the struggle between man and beast. These aren’t Pete’s Dragon; these are vicious killers who would just as soon eat you as look at you.

Word Count: 5,000 – 10,000 (standard word count)

Publishing by: TBD

Edited by: JR Handley & Bayonet Books

Anchor Author: James M Ward

Due Date: June 1, 2024

Email Submissions to: [email protected] with “The Fires of Retribution” in the subject line

Payment: Stories selected for publication in the upcoming Anthology(ies), will receive a percentage of sales divided equally between the contributing authors.

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Slashic Horror Press Is Open For Queer Horror Novels And Novellas

Deadline: September 30th, 2024
Payment: 40% royalties for both eBook and paperback. If a hardcover book is produced, authors will receive 35% royalties due to the higher cost of production
Theme: Queer horror novels and novellas

We love the fresh smell of dead things, so our submission window is currently open for 2025/206! Please carefully read below for specific guidelines, including what we‘re currently looking for. The submissions are so easy a brainless zombie could do it (between meals).

What we need in the email

  • The subject line: SURNAME—TITLE—SUBMISSION TYPE (e.g., novel, novella)—WORD COUNT

  • In the body of your email: please let us know if this is an original submission or a resubmission. If you are resubmitting an updated manuscript, please indicate the revised sections to help us assess your manuscript

What we need attached

  • A synopsis approx. 300 words, detailing the key themes, plot, characters, and twists

  • Your brief author bio, including any previous publications

  • The first 30 pages of your manuscript

Submission email: [email protected].

Formatting

Manuscripts should be presented in TNR, size 12, justified, 1.5 line spacing, as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or.docx. Any other file type won’t be read). Please, for the love of all that is unholy, do not use tabs for new paragraphs. Any variant of English will be accepted.

What we want

We are a horror press. Any horror sub-genre is welcome, but the manuscript must have clear elements of horror.

  • Preferred length: approx. 30K—100K. Manuscripts outside this are more than welcome, but we are more likely to consider manuscripts in the suggested length

  • Preferred horror sub-genres: slashers, psychological, creature feature/monster (vampires, werewolves, demons etc.), YA, extreme, body, supernatural, cosmic, horrormance, gothic, grief. We don’t shy away from gore

  • Forms: novels, novellas

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Taking Submissions: Short Story Substack June 2024 Window (Early Listing)

Submission Window: June 1st – 31st, 2024
Payment: $100 for the chosen story + 50% of subscription revenue
Theme: Any genre, short story

Mission = Revive the art of the short story, support artists, and produce something wonderful.

Payout = Base Pay of $100 for the chosen story + 50% of subscription revenue to be sent by Paypal, Zelle, or check.

Wait, you mean if this substack gets thousands of subscribers, the winner would get thousands of dollars?

Yes! The New Yorker pays roughly $7,500 per story and I sincerely hope to go way past that.

What does the timeline look like?

Submit stories by the end of the month, winner to be announced on the 15th. There is ONE story that wins and receives the full payout.

Where do I send submissions?
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Taking Submissions: Short Story Substack May 2024 Window (Early Listing)

Submission Window: May 1st – 31st, 2024
Payment: $100 for the chosen story + 50% of subscription revenue
Theme: Any genre, short story

Mission = Revive the art of the short story, support artists, and produce something wonderful.

Payout = Base Pay of $100 for the chosen story + 50% of subscription revenue to be sent by Paypal, Zelle, or check.

Wait, you mean if this substack gets thousands of subscribers, the winner would get thousands of dollars?

Yes! The New Yorker pays roughly $7,500 per story and I sincerely hope to go way past that.

What does the timeline look like?

Submit stories by the end of the month, winner to be announced on the 15th. There is ONE story that wins and receives the full payout.

Where do I send submissions?
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Unveiling Nightmares Is Open To Novelettes, Novellas, Novels, and Short Story Collections

Theme: Novelettes, Novellas, Novels, and Short Story Collections in the following genres: horror (all sub-genres including extreme/splatterpunk), romance, science fiction, erotica, poetry, and young adult fiction
Payment: 80% of royalties and a contributors copy

Welcome to Unveiling Nightmares.

At Unveiling Nightmares, we understand the craving for adventure, excitement, and thrills that our readers seek. Yearning to escape the mundane and delve into worlds teeming with mystery and intrigue.

Whether you have a novelette, novella, a gripping novel, or a collection of short stories, we’re eager to take a look.

We welcome works across a variety of genres, including horror (all sub-genres including extreme/splatterpunk), romance, science fiction, erotica, poetry, and young adult fiction. Whether your story sparks love, nightmares, adventure, passion, or discovery, we’re excited to explore its depths.

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Taking Submissions: Fantasy Is a Drag!

Deadline: December 1st, 2024
Payment: $50 and royalties
Theme: Fantasy stories that are, first and foremost, drag
Note: For authors with a real connection to the drag community (see below for details)

Fantasy Is a Drag! is a drag anthology.

We’re looking for original, previously unpublished, fantasy stories that are, first and foremost, drag.  This is an anthology where those of us in the drag community can gather and tell the stories that we’d never be able to publish anywhere else.  Stories up to 10,000 words will be considered.

Publication date is sometime in 2025.

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Taking Submissions: Science Fiction Is a Drag!

Deadline: October 1st, 2024
Payment: $50 and royalties
Theme: Original, previously unpublished, science fiction stories that are, first and foremost, drag

Science Fiction Is a Drag! is a drag anthology.

We’re looking for original, previously unpublished, science fiction stories that are, first and foremost, drag.  This is an anthology where those of us in the drag community can gather and tell the stories that we’d never be able to publish anywhere else.  Stories up to 10,000 words will be considered.

Publication date is sometime in 2025.

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