Taking Submissions: Organic Ink: Volume Three

Deadline: March 31st, 2020
Payment: Royalties

Organic Ink: Volume Three (Poetry) (Not Rated)

  • Deadline – March 31st, 2020
  • Publication – June 2020
  • Word Count – Word count limit has been revoked.
  • Theme – There is no theme for this anthology. Poetry about love, hate, greed, depression, etc. Haikus, epics, etc.

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* Introduction of yourself should be a short biography in 3rd Person between 100-250 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 post on the topic of how to submit to a publisher.

 

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.
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Nightmare Press Is Open To Novels, Novellas, And Collections!

Deadline: August 1st, 2019

NOVELS, NOVELLAS, COLLECTIONS

We are looking for horror novels, novellas, and short story collections. No specific theme or subgenre.

Please send submissions to [email protected], include SUBMISSION, book title, and your name in the subject line. Include the following:

1) A brief query in the body of the email. Make this the elevator pitch.
2) Attach a synopsis of the story in a word doc. file telling us the beginning, middle, and ending of the book.
3) Include a ONE page sample from anywhere in the book attached in a separate word doc.
4) Be sure the manuscript is completed.
5) If we like what we read, we’ll ask for the first three chapters. If we like those, we will ask to read the entire manuscript.
6) Word counts: Novellas between 17k and 40k words; novels 40k to 120k words.
7) All stories in a short story collection must be written by the same author(s). Give us at least 50k words total for the entire collection.

Deadline is August 1st.

Taking Submissions: Lethal Impact

Deadline: June 30th, 2020
Payment: Royalties

Lethal Impact (Rated R)

  • Deadline – June 30th, 2020
  • Publication – September 2020
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – In this post-apocalyptic anthology, nothing matters except survival. In a world full of humans pitted against each other, how can there be anyone left to trust?

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

View our blog post on the topic of how to submit to a publisher.

 

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

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

 

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

Via: Dragon Soul Press.

Eraserhead Press Is Open To Bizarro Novels

Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Payment: Royalty of 50% of net revenue

WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS April 1- June 30, 2019
All submissions will receive a response by July 31, 2019.

What we are looking for:

  • Eraserhead Press is seeking original novellas and novels of 20,000 to 100,000 words in length that fit into the Bizarro Fiction category.
  • We want surprising, unique, well-crafted weird stories with compelling plots, eccentric characters, and never-before-seen concepts.
  • We want a balance of both plot and character – we love weird characters with weird problems in weird places. We are looking for exciting concepts that make people say “I have to read that!” and well-developed characters they can fall in love with along the way.
  • We’re most drawn to darkly absurd tales that are addictive to read and contain a strong emotional core. We love fiction that is both heart-rending and fun. While it may or may not be funny, we are interested in more than just a joke. If you can make us both laugh and cry or creep us out and draw us in, we will love your book.
  • We are looking for entertaining and accessible stories that speak to a specific audience. Will your book appeal to vegan punks? Riot grrls? Overworked airline pilots? Cos-players? Fans of 80s New Wave? If you’ve identified the audience for your work, please tell us in your book description.
  • Multiple submissions are okay – during our open submission period we are open to reading as many manuscripts as you feel would meet our criteria but we are only interested in your best work. Bring it on!
  • We have high standards – we have been the leading publisher of Bizarro Fiction since 1999 and have worked with everyone from brand new authors to established heavy hitters. We have gained a cult following for our high-quality boundary-pushing weird fiction and are looking for books that will top everything else we’ve ever published. The best way to understand what we are looking for is to familiarize yourself with our catalog. If you feel you’ve written something completely unique that stands apart from everything being published today, then we want to see it!

What we are not looking for:

  • No simultaneous submissions – During the time that we are open for submissions we prefer that you do not simultaneously submit your manuscript elsewhere.
  • We are not accepting short story collections, poetry, non-fiction or comics at this time
  • No experimental formatting – while we appreciate visual poetry, epistolary novels, and playful formatting, we are currently only interested in publishing conventional formats.
  • No reprints – We want to bring our readers fresh new stories that they can’t find anywhere else. If your book has previously been published by another publisher or has been self-published, we will still consider it, but your chance of the book being accepted for publication by Eraserhead Press is less likely than submissions that have not previously appeared in print.

How to submit

  • Email your submission to [email protected].
  • In the body of your email message please include an author bio and a 3-5 sentence summaryto pique our interest (worded like a back cover description).
  • Attached to the email include your full manuscript
    • Please include a one-page synopsis of your book on the first page of your manuscript or attach as a separate document. Writing a good synopsis is important because if we are not interested in your synopsis, we may not read any further into your manuscript.
  • Format your manuscript as follows:
    • Word document .doc or .docx or Rich Text File .rtf (no .pdfs please).
    • Times New Roman or Arial 11-12 pt font.
    • Your author name, email address, book title and word count should appear on the first page of your manuscript. All subsequent pages should have your name, title, and page number in the header.
    • Your manuscript should be well edited and free of grammatical errors.

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in automatic rejection.

What we pay:

  • Our standard royalty arrangement for both print and digital is 50% of net revenue.

What rights does that give you:

  • Our contract covers the rights to publish your work in paperback and ebook formats,worldwide, in English. All other rights (e.g. audiobook, film, hardcover) are retained by the author.

Via: Eraserhead Press.

Taking Submissions: Tales of the Siblings-Not-So-Grim Anthology

Deadline: June 1st, 2019
Payment: Royalties

Attention authors!

Hollow Hills will begin accepting submissions for a new anthology in April, 2019. As a publisher, our goal is to put out one anthology a year, giving readers exposure to a variety of authors from all over the world.

This anthology is loosely titled “Tales of the Siblings Not-So-Grim” and will contain short stories and poetry based on fairy tales or taking place in a fantasy/fairy tale-esque setting. You can rewrite a fairy tale or even write your own. (No, it doesn’t have to be a Grimm fairy tale.) Magic, dragons, elves, witches, we want it all! We are going for a more lighthearted vibe for this anthology, so romance and comedy are welcome, though not required. We are looking for new or seasoned authors for this anthology. This is NOT a charity anthology, meaning that authors will be paid a portion of royalties.

Submission requirements: Stories should be between 8,000 and 15,000 words long. No erotica or excessive swearing. Please do not send us a first draft. Our editors are here to clean up your story, but we will not accept works with “more problems than you can shake a stick at” so please read over your manuscript more than twice.

Submit your stories between April 1st and June 1st. Email submissions to hollowhillsbooks(at)gmail(dot)com with  Anthology Submission and your author name in the subject. We will accept submissions as email attachments in .doc, .docx, or .rtf file formats.

Happy writing!

Via: Hollow Hills Books.

Taking Submissions: Reign of Queens

Deadline: January 31st, 2020
Payment: Royalties

Reign of Queens (ROQ) (Rated R)

  • Deadline – January 31st, 2020
  • Publication – May 2020
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – In these stories, women rule and worlds governed by men are a thing of the past. Whether righteous or downright sadistic, these authoritative female figures shape their worlds for better or worse despite the trials thrown their way.
  • Note: No limitation on genre, setting, etc.

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

View our blog post on the topic of how to submit to a publisher.

 
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