we are currently CLOSED to submissions

We only accept works of dark fantasy or science fiction. We are especially interested in publishing works within these genres written by debut and/or female authors.

 

We also accept:

unsolicited submissions

simultaneous submissions

reprint submissions for stories that have been out-of-print for at least one year and to which you have regained digital and print publication rights

submissions that were previously independently serialized so long as the work is removed from public access before submission

translations that have already been rendered into English

You should notify us in your query if your submission falls into one of these categories.


We try to keep our response time between these intervals starting from the day the submissions period closes:

4 to 6 weeks for The Drop

8 to 12 weeks for short stories and novellas (including those submitted for anthologies)

12 to 16 weeks for novels

 

We respond to every submission. If you haven't heard from us within the timeframe given above, please politely nudge the publisher via eMail. If we still haven't responded and a significant period of time has passed, please re-submit your story.
 

The single best way to ensure your success is to write a fantastic story and follow our submission guidelines to the letter, so please read through all our guidelines before submitting!

general submissions

 

We will soon begin accepting submissions of original works of dark fantasy between 50,000 and 80,000 words long, especially those written by female authors.

hard sells

+ "It was Earth all along!"


+ Pseudo-medieval-or-Renaissance-England settings

+ ​Common retellings (Cinderella, Greek or Roman myths, Beowulf...)


+ ​Stories originally written for a themed publication or contest


+ Near-Future Science Fiction, Magical Realism, Surreal Fiction, Parody or Comedy

+ ​Extreme violence or explicit sexual content that doesn't have a good reason to be there (and even then, we do have limits)

+ Run-of-the-mill horror devices without an outstanding twist (Dracula, zombies, Frankenstein's monster, werewolves, demons, ghosts, creepy dolls...)

don't query

+ Romanticization or exploitation of mental illness

 

+ Works that are not dark science fiction or fantasy


+ Stories torn from your RPG campaign, trunk stories, or repackaged fanfiction

+ Glorified violence, slasher fic, hateful or discriminatory content, or pornography

​+ [Religion or Political Belief] is the cause of all our strife/is the only thing that can save us!

+ Nazis (Space Nazis, Wizard Nazis, Neo-Nazis, Nazis "but they're actually the good guys" ...you get the idea)


+ Stories in which the male protagonist is comparable to Gaston or the female protagonist is Not Like Other Girls