Undertaker Books Is Open For Horror Western Novellas

Deadline: April 10th, 2024
Payment: Royalties of 50% of profits
Theme: Ideally, Horror Western, but will also read those in the Historical Horror subgenres

Undertaker Books is seeking a novella for publication in August of 2024.

Our editors are looking for a work between 15,000 and 30,000 words, preferably in the Horror Western or Historical Horror subgenres, but they will consider all submissions. The editor is not opposed to blood, gore, or erotic elements, but draws the line at animal abuse and depictions of sexual assault against children.

Payment will be 50% of distribution payouts through our distribution channels.

Submit a cover letter that includes your name, pen name, word count, and a brief bio along with a one page synopsis and the first twenty pages of your manuscript (in Modern Shunn format) to [email protected]. Please title your email “Novella-[Your Last Name].”

This call will close on April 10, 2024.

Undertaker Books is a royalty-paying, full-service publisher. This means we do not charge fees to the author at any time. We pay a royalty rate of 50% of distribution payouts. This can mean you will earn different rates for books sold through different outlets. Our contracts are for digital and print worldwide English rights. At this stage, we do not provide advance payments unless specified for anthology calls.

  • Modern Shunn Format is preferred. Please review this website if you are unsure how to proceed.
  • Submit the first 20 pages of your manuscript as a single .doc(x) file attachment.
  • If submitting for general consideration, please include a one page synopsis of the plot (including the ending) with working title, category or subgenre, and word count.
  • In the body of your email, please include a cover letter containing: a short author bio,your legal name, pen name (if applicable), social media links, and website.
  • No AI-generated content. If an author’s work is discovered to be generated by AI, the work will be rejected (or unpublished). View our AI Use Policy.
  • No depictions of sexual assault against children.
  • No animal abuse.
  • No reprints or previously published works.
  • No unfinished stories or rough drafts.

Via: Undertaker Books.

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