Category: Royalties

Taking Submissions: WolfSinger Publications Is Open To Novels and Novellas

Deadline: December 31st, 2023
Payment: $75.00 and 10% of the cover price for print books, 40% of the cover price for eBooks with an optional $25 advance and 5% for audio rights
Theme: Primarily Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas and Novels

All material must be submitted as a .rtf document.

Please follow standard manuscript formatting when submitting:

Manuscripts should be double-spaced.
Indicate scene breaks with # or another symbol – but please be consistent throughout.
Please use tabs or paragraph settings to indent the first line.

Make sure you include your contact information on the first page of the manuscript.

The body of your email should include the following information:

Contact information
Title of manuscript
Approximate word count
Genre
Brief Synopsis of the story
A general idea of how you will be marketing and promoting your book.

We are looking primarily for Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas and Novels, but will consider other genres except children’s and erotica. For YA – we prefer books that are geared for older teens that might also appeal to adult readers as well.

Our minimum word count is 25,000 and our preferred maximum word count is 80,000 words.
Please note 80,000 words is the preferred maximum – it is not a hard and fast limit.

Prefer stories to have a PG-13 rating – but this is not a hard requirement.

We will only be publishing a maximum of 10 print titles per year.

Submit the complete manuscript to [email protected].
Please put ‘WolfSinger Submission – “the title of your submission” – your last name’ in the subject.

While we are primarily a royalty press, authors will receive an initial up front payment of $75.00 for books (contributors to anthologies will receive $15.00). Books and anthologies will start to earn royalties after initial production costs are earned back from all revenue received through book sales. 

Once a book earns back its production costs royalties will be calculated as 10% of the cover price for print books, 40% of the cover price for eBooks.

We also offer an addendum to the primary contract for audio rights. For authors who accept this addendum there is an additional $25.00 advance and they will receive 5% of the cover as royalties for sales of audio books.


These payment amounts are effective for new contracts offered in 2022 – previously contracted books will remain at the contracted amounts.

Production costs are defined as:

Initial up front payments

Contracted work such as:
Cover Art
Editing
Typesetting (Limited to a maximum of $100 – anything over that will be absorbed by WolfSinger Publications)

These items will be listed and itemized on the first royalty statement.

Statements will be issued twice a year. Payment will be made only if an author’s account has earned $5.00 for that royalty period. All payments will be made via PayPal. If you do not want to obtain and maintain a PayPal account so you can receive payments, please do not submit to us. We are making no other forms of payment or reimbursement at this time.

For anthologies, we welcome idea pitches from those putting an anthology together and will put out the call for submissions as well as post on the WolfSinger website. For anthologies, we also prefer to contract with the individual authors directly.

Charity Anthologies will pay a flat payment of $20.00 to authors and the designated charity will receive 75% of net revenues.

There is no earn-out on Charity Anthologies.

Our sample contracts can be viewed here:

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Taking Submissions: The Dragon’s Hoard 2

Submission Window: November 1st 2023 to March 31st, 2024
Payment: $15 and equal share of 50% of the anthology’s royalties
Theme: Stories about dragons—their hoard or lack thereof must factor into the story in some way.

At WolfSinger Publications, we love all kinds of creatures – especially DRAGONS. Dragons love…well…their hoard. Be it a hoard of gold, gems, books, virgins, whatever your dragon loves to collect and hoard. Or maybe your dragon doesn’t have a hoard—well then WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOUR DRAGON? —All dragons have a hoard—don’t they? If he doesn’t—then explain why not.

We’re looking for stories about dragons—their hoard or lack thereof must factor into the story in some way.

Since dragons are primarily a creature of fantasy I’m sure we’ll get plenty of fantasy stories; but we’ll take science fiction as well as any other speculative fiction genre, but you MUST be creative. A creative twist on the idea of dragons and their hoards is the most important part of the story.

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Taking Submissions: Grumpy Old Sherwood

Deadline: May 1st, 2024
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Stories related to Robin Hood or Sherwood Forest with at least one grumpy character that are amusing and speculative fiction

Hear ye!  Hear ye!! 

It’s time for another Grumpy Anthology and this time we’re heading to those forests of yore to revamp tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. That’s right, we’re off to the land of leather jerkins and longbows for another chance for a Grumpy twist on a classic mythos.  

Why Robin Hood you ask?

We’re so glad you asked.

Authors are readers, and for many of us, this group of stories are a cherished childhood memory.  Robin Hood wandered in and out of English Literature leaving a trail of tales (looking at you Ivanhoe), despite being the original rebel bad boy.

He literally robs from people who are in power.

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Taking Submissions: The Beast Hunt

Deadline: April 1st, 2024
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Monsters have feelings too, even if it’s used to rage against the machine.

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Theme: Monsters have feelings too, even if it’s used to rage against the machine.

Concept: Sometimes we’re all misunderstood… and this is doubly true when you are a monster living in a human’s world. We want you to tell the story of one creature’s struggle to survive in an uncaring world.

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

Opening by: TBD

Edited by: JR Handley & Bayonet Books

Anchor Author: TBD

Due Date: April 1, 2024

Email Submissions to: [email protected] with “Beast Hunt” 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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Rock Hard Press Is Open To Speculative Erotic Novels And Novellas

Payment: Royalty split as follows: E-book: 30% of net receipts, Audiobook: 30% of net receipts, Paperback: 15% of retail price, Hardcover: 15% of retail price
Theme: Science fiction and fantasy erotica novels and novellas

We appreciate your interest in submitting your work to Rock Hard Press! We hope the information on this page is helpful and answers all of your questions.

What we publish

Rock Hard Press publishes science fiction and fantasy erotica novels and novellas between 20,000 and 100,000 words. If your manuscript is longer than 100,000 words, we can discuss splitting it into multiple books. Yes, we are open to series as well as standalone books. If you are proposing a series, please summarize the first book and provide a high-level view of the overall story arc for the series.

We are looking for exceptional stories! Your book should include an original plot, well-developed characters, and vivid sensory details. Immerse the reader in your seductive world! The erotica should be icing on an already delicious sci-fi or fantasy cake.

Authors receive “bonus points” for a human transformation or immobilization element in their story. This could include turning to stone, transforming into a mannequin, being frozen in carbonite, or anything else you can dream up.

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Taking Submissions: Dragons & Heroes

Deadline: November 30th, 2023
Payment: 30% of royalties split between authors for the first year of sales. After the first year, these royalties go to charity
Theme: All dragon stories with a male main character. All genres accepted.
Note: I will say that I’m not a huge fan of this royalty structure. However, I’ve been asked multiple times recently on fantasy anthologies that were open to shorts so wanted to put a spotlight on this one for that reason.

DRAGONS & HEROES
(Rated R)

Deadline – October 31st, 2023 November 30th, 2023
Publication – January 2024
Word Count – 3,000-20,000
Theme – All dragon stories with a male main character. All genres accepted.

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Taking Submissions: Stories in the Key of Tull

Deadline: March 1st, 2024
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Stories inspired by the music of Jethro Tull.
Note: Reprints Welcome

Love Story

Jethro Tull has an amazing discography. Spanning everything from folk music to heavy metal over 50 years – and yes, the flute is indeed a heavy metal instrument! – their music has inspired generations of artists of all types.

Including authors!

Songs in the Key of Tull is an anthology of fiction that pays tribute to that inspiration. Just as the music of Jethro Tull spans genres, so does out call for stories. While we have a preference for science fiction, fantasy, and horror, any genre – western, romance, MilSF, you name it – is welcome.

We are currently planning on two potential volumes, depending on response: 

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Ongoing Submissions: Eye Tales

Payment: 50 cents per short story sold
Theme: Single short stories from authors, primarily horror but open to most speculative fiction

Pyschotoxin Press is now open to short stories in an ongoing effort for their Eye Tales production. The Eye Tales store focuses on single short stories from genre authors. We format and create a cover, (if we need to) and we sell it for $1.25. The author gets $.50 per each copy sold.

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