Category: Royalties

Psychopomp Is Open To Novellas

Deadline: April 30th, 2023
Payment: An advance against royalties of $750, as well as 25% of net net receipts
Theme: speculative fiction or literary novellas

Psychopomp.com publishes otherworldly novellas about death, multiverses, time travel, and other strange lands.

Open Call For Novellas

We are currently open to otherworldly novella submissions.

Please read the guidelines thoroughly before submitting.

What We’re Looking For:

We are looking for speculative fiction or literary novellas between 20,000 to 40,000 words that fall under one (or some!) of the following themes:

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Darklit Press Is Open For Novels And Novellas!

Deadline: April 1st, 2023
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Dark and speculative fiction

WE ARE OPEN TO NOVELLA & NOVEL SUBMISSIONS FOR 2024 PUBLICATION

Firstly, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for considering us to represent you and your work. Secondly, take the time to look through our site before contacting us. Make sure we are a good fit for your writing. We are a small press publishing company that specializes in dark and speculative fiction. Don’t waste your valuable time and energy on pitching a book that doesn’t meet the expectations of our readership.

Although, We are not always open for submissions, Andrew still loves to hear pitches. Feel free to message him directly on social media or email us using this contact form.

 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Novellas and novels that fit under the umbrella of dark and speculative fiction. Our readers often want to be transported to a different world or reality where they can escape from their everyday lives. They may be looking for a sense of adventure, excitement, or thrills, and want to be taken on a journey that pushes the boundaries of their imagination. These readers often crave complex and well-developed characters and plot lines, and appreciate books that explore deep, thought-provoking themes. Additionally, readers of dark and speculative fiction often enjoy a level of uncertainty or unpredictability, and want to be surprised by twists and turns in the story. They may also appreciate a sense of darkness or edginess in the themes and tone of the book. If you think your work meets the expectations of our readers, submit your work using the guidelines below.

OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR PASSION

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Taking Submissions: Unleashed 2023 Spring Anthology

Deadline: February 3rd, 2023
Payment: $25 or royalty share
Theme: Water-related horror stories

Skywatcher Press launched the themed anthology series, UNLEASHED featuring top notch fiction by new and established authors. 

We are seek stories across the wide possibilities of the horror landscape. Our goal is to terrify readers, make their skin crawl, and keep them on the edge of their seats.   

Stories can be up to 10,000 words, and we will make exceptions for longer. 

Once selected, pay will be $25 per story or royalty share. This is determined by volume.

We are eagerly awaiting your most twisted, nightmarish creations! 

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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.

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Taking Submissions: Closed For The Season

Deadline: March 1st, 2023
Payment: Royalties
Theme: PG-13, stories of long winter nights, pale winter suns, and people with cold hands and colder hearts.

The winter can be long, cold, and hard. Even the holidays can be terrible. Send us your stories of long winter nights, pale winter suns, and people with cold hands and colder hearts.

Submissions open now until March 1st, 2023. Anthology expected to be published in or around January, 2024.

**If you don’t have the patience to wait a year for your story to be published, DON’T SUBMIT.**

**If you are not willing to obtain a Draft2Digital account in order to receive royalty shares as payment, then DON’T SUBMIT.**

For this anthology, please no extreme horror or graphic sex. Though we want dark stories and even horror,  we are not interested in the extremes of the genre.

Please keep content and language limited to the equivalent of a “PG-13” rated movie.

There are no genre restrictions on this anthology, as long as the story fits the theme.
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Taking Submissions: Particular Passages: Autumnal Stories

Deadline: March 1st, 2023
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Warmer, friendlier, cozier stories set in, around, and about the fall season..

Stories in, around, and about the fall season. Although stories on or about Halloween are welcome, we aren’t looking for spooky stories. (Those should be submitted to Particular Passages: Dark Passages or Particular Passages: (Not So) Dark Passages.)

For this anthology, we are looking for warmer, friendlier, cozier stories. Thanksgiving is an option, but so is a State Fair. We want things like family stories, harvest stories, the leaves turning, coming of age, end of an era, or whatever “Autumn” feels like to you.  Maybe it will feel like that to us, too.

Submissions open now until March 1st, 2023. Anthology expected to be published in or around September, 2023.

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Taking Submissions: (Not So) Dark Passages Submission Guidelines

Deadline: March 1st, 2023
Payment: Royalty split on 2000-7000 word stories, half split for flash fiction under that
Theme: Spoopy (spooky but mostly fun) stories you can share with grandma and the kids

We are looking for spoopy (spooky but mostly fun) stories you can share with grandma and the kids. (Doesn’t have to be Halloween themed, but the Halloween holiday is the general aim of this anthology.)

Submissions open now until March 1st, 2023. Anthology expected to be published in or around October, 2023.

**If you don’t have the patience to wait a year for your story to be published, DON’T SUBMIT.**

**If you are not willing to obtain a Draft2Digital account in order to receive royalty shares as payment, then DON’T SUBMIT.**

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Taking Submissions: Archive of the Odd Issue #3

Deadline: February 1st, 2023 (BIPOC-only extension until February, 8th 2023)
Payment: $0.01/word and 50% of the royalties divided between authors for short stories, $20 for ‘Between the Shelves’, Artwork: $20 per page
Theme: Unthemed speculative found-fiction
Note: Reprints Welcome

A home for the strange, the uncanny, and the odd.

Open Submissions

  • Query for
    • Serializing
    • Audio/video
    • Finished chapbooks/booklets
    • Pieces you would like us to help promote

Closed Submissions

  • Issue #1 (Closed Dec 1, 2021)
  • Issue #2 (Closed June 15, 2022)
  • Issue #3 (Unthemed, open Dec 1 2022-Feb 1 2023, BIPOC-only extension until Feb 8 2023)

Rules

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