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Taking Submissions: Tales of Sley House 2021

September 15, 2021

Submission Window: September 1st – 15th, 2021
Payment: $25
Theme: Genre fiction
Note: Only open to college students

As a publisher in the best of genre fiction, we are looking for novels that blend genres and styles to deliver stories as surprising and shocking as they are relevant. 

Tales of Sley House, 2021– Open 9/1/2021 – 9/15/2021 for college students only. Graduate or undergraduate, you must send in your submission from your school email address to be considered. Open submissions for all others will be 9/16/2021 – 9/30/2021.

WHAT WE WANT — Novels and short stories heavily grounded in science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, or thriller, or some blend of genres. Novels and short stories that speak to pulp and/or literary conventions. Well-written stories, strong characters, interesting voices. 

WHAT WE DON’T WANT — Novels or short stories that promote hate speech, first drafts, stories and novels submitted outside our submissions window or fan fiction. (Any submissions submitted outside our window will be deleted unread). 


SHORT STORIES — We are looking for well-written genre fiction, no more than 6,000 words. Please attach your short story as a word document (.doc or docx). In the subject line, write your name — submission + Story title — and word count. In the body of your email, tell us a little about yourself and a little about the story.  If you’ve been published elsewhere, that would be nice also. We will pay $25 via PayPal upon acceptance. Contributors will receive a pdf copy of the anthology. Contributors will also be eligible for a discount on the paperback copy. 

When ready, click the submissions button below. We look forward to reading your work. 

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Via: Sley House Publishing.


September 15, 2021