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21 Top Horror Publishers Accepting Submissions
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Are you an author who has penned a horror story?

Do you now want to publish your book?

One of the following 21 top horror publishers accepting submissions might just be the right publishing house for you and your manuscript.


 

1. Arkham House
In 1939, August Derleth and Donald Wandrei established their very own publishing house to preserve the gripping horror fictions of their beloved friend, H.P Lovecraft. Their venture was a massive success and 79 years down the line, this Wisconsin based company still manages to retain their position as a true connoisseur of macabre, mystery and horror fiction. Lovecraft’s ‘Outsider’ and John D. Harvey’s ‘The Cleansing’ are two among the hundreds of best-selling books from Arkham House. This platform specializes in pulp, weird, mystery and horror fiction. So if you have a couple of your best works to share, you can always drop your manuscripts here.

P.S- Arkham House only accepts manuscripts that are sent via post.

 

2. Light Unseen Media
If you’re looking to get your horror novel published by a prestigious US based publication- Light Unseen Media can be your go-to option. Based in Pepperell, Massachusetts, this publishing house was formed in 2006 by author Inanna Arthen. Arthen created this platform to disseminate vampire fiction that doesn’t just transcend the common stereotypes but also explores the diversity of imagination and demonstrates the infinite creative potential of the horror motif. Their books have diverse themes ranging from horror to mystery; vampire fictions to stories involving the human psyche. While the company has published hundreds of books, Un-Dead TV by Brad Middleton and Blood on the Bayou by David Burton are two top-rated novellas from their collection. Light Unseen Media is currently accepting submissions, and you can always get in touch with them here.



3. Apex Book Company
Stuck in a boring desk job, publisher Jason Sizemore was disgruntled with the way he was living his life. He wanted to create something exciting that wouldn’t just satisfy him but would also leave a lasting impression on the world. And that is exactly how Apex Publications came to be. What began as a humble venture by an independent publisher, soon turned out to be a busy press with more than forty printed titles by best-selling authors. Formed in 2004, this Kentucky based publishing house is famous for their horror, science and mystery novels. Over the time, they’ve also had the chance to publish popular works like Brian Keene’s ‘Return to the Lost Level’ and Damien Walters’ ‘Cry your way home’. Apex Book Company is currently accepting short horror fictions here .

 

4. Gehenna and Hinnom
Gehenna and Hinnom is a Michigan based publishing house that was formed by author C.P Dunphey in 2015. What started as a passion project of Mr.Dunphey, soon evolved as one of the most promising horror publications in the US. The platform has a keen eye for gothic fiction, anthologies, supernatural novellas and short stories. Their published copies is widely revered among readers of horror fiction and within just three years they’ve managed to collaborate with award winning writers Ed Ahern (author of Cornucopia) and Shaun Avery (author of Slobber). The platform is currently accepting submissions. So if you, ace in grotesque, morbid and macabre novels, send in your submissions here.


 

5. Eraserhead Press
Do you like to think that your horror novels have added edge because of their bizarre twists and macabre content? If your answer is yes, Eraserhead Press is just the right platform for you. Launched almost 18 years back, this publishing house has developed a global cult base for its paranormal fiction, post-apocalyptic horror novellas, and bizzaro thrillers. Publisher Rose O’ Keefe set up this publishing house in Oregon, and over the last two decades his company has published more than four hundred titles by leading authors like Piers Anthony, Molly Tanzer and Jeremy Robert Johnson. Eraserhead Press is currently welcoming submissions for horror fiction with a hint of absurdity and emotion. So if you’re confident about your work, send in your manuscript right away. You can find more details about their submission guidelines here.

 

6. Black BedSheet Books
Black BedSheet Books was established by Nicholas Grabowsky back in 2008. Based in Norwalk, Grabowsky created this platform to support budding authors who still didn’t have a solid footing in the publishing industry. His independent venture soon grabbed some attention, and within the next few years the company had already published hundred books under horror, mystery and science fiction. Grabowsky’s efforts truly paid off and right now, award winning titles like Anthology of the living dead (by Forest J Ackerman) Blood Orchard (by SD Hintz) are credited to his name. Black BedSheet Books is currently welcoming submissions in horror and science fiction. In order to initiate the process you’ll have to mail them with a query here. If they’re interested, they’ll definitely get back to you.

 

7. Curiosity Quills Press
As quirky as they sound, Curiosity Press is a US based publishing house that works with new age authors who are looking to publish their horror novels for the first time. They’ve been in business for the last 7 years and while they publish works covering diverse genres, Curiosity Press primarily specializes in paranormal fiction, psychological thrillers and your regular horror novels teeming with supernatural elements and spine chilling twists. The ‘Actuator Anthology’ and ‘A taste of honey and death’ by Sharon Byless are some of their top rated horror/mystery novels. The company is currently open for submissions. Find out more details about the process here.

 

8. Dzanc Books
Fans of supernatural, thriller and gothic novels, Dzanc Books is small publishing house in Canada that first came to inception in 2006. While they work with a slew of different genres, some of their bestselling books fall under horror and gothic fiction. Top rated horror and mystery novels from the company include Darkansas by Jaret Middleton and The Lost Country by William Gray. The platform is currently open for submissions. So if you think your novel is bold and innovative enough to make the cut, check out their submission guidelines here.

 

9. Talos Press
If writing novels on zombies, apocalypse and paranormal activities is your forte; Talos Press can surely help you. This small, independent New York based publishing house was formed almost 5 years back. Although they haven’t published too many titles, their science fiction, horror and fantasy novels have been well received among readers. Goldblind Trilogy by Anna Stephens and Sleep over by H.G Wells are two leading horror novels from their platform. The platform is currently welcoming submissions on horror, fantasy and science fiction. Send your proposal with your CV, a short synopsis and a sample chapter of your book. If they’re interested, they’ll surely get back to you. Find more information about the submission guidelines here.

 

10. Noosphere Publishing House
Are you looking to publish your bold, gripping horror novel that’ll keep your readers at the edge of their seats? If your answer is yes, Noosphere Publishing House is an excellent option. Established in 2013, this Ontario based literary press is dedicated to publish unique and compelling stories pertaining to the genres of fantasy, mystery, horror and science fiction. Although they haven’t been in business for long, they’ve still managed to establish a solid reader base with a strong network of bestselling authors like Kiri Callaghan (author of Alys) and Jennifer Joseph (author of Speeding in Reverse). Noosphere Publishing House doesn’t have any specific submission guidelines, but right now, they are only accepting submissions from Canadian authors. In case you’re looking to submit your first horror manuscript, contact them here.

 

11. Severed Press
Established in 2008, Severed Press is an independent publishing house based in Australia. Although they’ve had humble beginnings, over the next few years, this platform earned an excellent reputation for their high quality content and commitment to both newcomers and reputed authors. Severed Press has a keen eye for talent and their list of authors include leading names like Tim Curran, David Achord and Jake Bible. While the platform specializes in horror fiction, you can also send in your sci-fi novellas here. In order to submit your work, you’ll have to write a short 200 word synopsis (elucidating the key points of your novel), attach your manuscript with the mail and finally send it to the official email address of the company. Check out this page for more details about their submission guidelines.

 

12. Polis Books
Polis Books is a New York based independent publishing house that specializes in horror, urban fantasy, supernatural, and science fiction. The company was established in 2013 to give new authors a chance and within just five years they’ve managed to create a niche audience of their own. ‘The Blue Kingfisher by Erica Wright’ and ‘Black Diamond Fall’ by Joseph Olshan; are two widely acclaimed gothic titles from the platform. Polis Books is currently accepting submissions in suspense, horror, fantasy and a slew of other related genre. Find out more details about their submission policies here.

 

13. World Weaver Press
World Weaver Press was established in 2011 with the collaborative efforts of Eileen Wiedbrauk and Elizabeth Wagner. The duo created this independent publishing house to give new authors a chance, and going by their popularity, they’ve definitely met their goal. Based in Albuquerque, Mexico, this platform publishes speculative fiction, paranormal romance, fantasy and science fiction. ‘Corvidae’ by Rhonda Parrish and ‘Cursed’ by Susan Sullivan are two bestselling titles from the company. World Weaver Press is currently accepting submissions on paranormal romance and science fiction. You can find more details about the submission guidelines here.

 

14. Angry Robot
Angry Robot is a UK based global platform, driven to publish compelling novels in science fiction, horror, fantasy, supernatural fiction and every other genre that comes in between. This publishing house was launched in 2009, and over the next eight years they’ve published novels in both physical and ebook formats. While the press itself has won the Best Independent Press award in 2016; its published authors- Lauren Beukes and Ramez Naam, have also been awarded for their novels’ Zoo City’ and ‘Apex’. The platform is currently accepting submissions in ‘genre’ fiction. Find more details about their submission guidelines here.

 

15. Tartarus Press
Are you looking to get your works published by an award winning publishing house? In that case, Tartarus Press is definitely your best option. Founded in 1990, this British press publishes hardback and paperback editions of strange, supernatural and horror fiction. This company has published best selling gothic novels like Robert Aikman’s ‘Sub Rosa’ and Arthur Machen’s ‘The 1890s Notebook’. They’ve also been lauded by The Guardian and Telegraph for their incredibly satisfying supernatural tales.  As of now, Tartarus Press is accepting submissions for short fiction and novels (between 75,000 to 1,20,000 words). You can find more information about their submission guidelines, here.

 

16. Quirk Books
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Quirk Books is a small American press that works with the authors of horror, mystery and thriller novels. The company publishes only 25 books a year, and some of their popular titles include ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ by Seth Graham Smith and ‘The Last Policeman’ by Ben Winters. The platform is currently open for submissions and you can always contact them with your ideas. Here’s a quick scoop on their submission guidelines.

 

17. World Castle Publisher
World Castle is a multi genre publishing house that has works with many different genres. While their primary focus remains on horror, gothic, post-apocalyptic fiction and mystery novellas; you can also send your works on other genres (if any). This Florida based company was formed by Karen Fuller as an attempt to support budding authors; and at this point, her venture seems to be absolutely successful. Some of the bestselling gothic titles from World Castle Publishers are ‘Trisomy XXi’ by G.A Minton and ‘The Monster Inkies’ by Erik Shein. The platform is currently accepting short fiction (within 14,999 words), novellas (within 39,999 words) and novels (with over 100,000 words). You can email your submissions here.

 

18. Sinister Horror Company
In 2015, childhood friends Daniel Marc Chant and Justin Park formed The Sinister Horror Company to give new authors the opportunity to try something bold and different. Their efforts soon took shape, and within just three years, this UK based company ended up publishing hundreds of titles in modern gothic, macabre, weird and bizzaro fiction. Their books will cripple your soul with their bold, unsettling and morbid content. J.R Park’s ‘Terror Byte’ and Vincent Hunt’s ‘Devil Kickers’ are some of the bestselling novels from the publication. You can directly send your manuscript to Sinister Horror Company, since they’re accepting unsolicited entries. Your novel has to be within 5k words with a 11 font size in Calibri. For more details about the submission guidelines, visit this page.

 

19. Flame Tree Publishing
Flame Tree Publishing is one of the biggest publishers of horror and sci-fi novels in the UK. After all, can you ever go wrong with publishing house that has license arrangements with Tate and the Royal Academy of Arts? Headquartered in London, this company was founded in 1992, and the rest as we all know, is history. While Flame Tree Publishing specializes on a several different genres, horror fiction and gothic novella is their forte. ‘Chilling Short Ghost Stories’ and ‘Time Travel short stories’; are two of their best selling horror novels. In 2018, they also came up with a completely new trade imprint for their horror, gothic and sci fi novels. Flame Tree Publishing is currently accepting submissions. You can email your submission along with a short synopsis of your work, your CV and your full contact details. For more information about submissions, visit this page.

 

20. Cactus Moon Publications
While they don’t have too many titles credited to their name, Cactus Moon Publications is slowly carving out their very own niche in the horror publication industry. Based in Arizona, the company publishes horror fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction, thrillers and every other genre that’ll shake you to the core. ‘Epistle of the Damned’ by M. Lee Mendelson, is one of their highest selling horror novels. Right now, the company is looking for compelling horror manuscripts. So if you think your novel can make the cut, drop in your submission here.

 

21. Dagda Publishing
Dagda Publishing is a small UK based publishing house that was established in 2013. The company is headquartered at Nottingham and it works with both new and established authors specializing in literary fiction of any genre. While they’ve published quite a few gothic titles; Eric Nolan’s post-apocalyptic novel ‘The Dogs Don’t Bark in Brooklyn Anymore’ is one of their bestselling novels. The platform is currently welcoming submissions, and you can find more details about the format here.

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17 Publishers Accepting Dark Fiction and Horror - No Agent Required

"First dates can be so awkward" (Wikimedia)
Here are seventeen publishers accepting dark fiction, horror, urban fantasy, military horror, and anything that goes bump in the night - including vampires. None require an agent, and all are traditional publishers.

Some of these publishers have been in business for a long time and have a great track record. Others are start-ups. Read their websites, look at the covers of the books they publish (do you like the art?), check out their authors on Amazon - in short, investigate before you submit your work. And be sure to read submission requirements carefully and follow them to the letter.

You can find additional speculative fiction publishers (including some horror) here: Publishers Accepting Unagented Manuscripts. All of these are traditional publishers. (No vanity presses.)

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Arkham House published its first book, The Outsider and Others by H. P. Lovecraft, in 1939. Other writers published by Arkham House include Greg Bear, Michael Bishop, James Blaycock, David Case, August Derleth, John Kessel, Mary Rosenblum and many more. Submissions: Please submit a synopsis of your manuscript to: PO Box 546, Sauk City, WI  53583.  Do not make submissions via email. Arkham House does not return submissions or acknowledge that they have received your manuscript. They will contact you only if they are interested in publishing your work. Snail mail only. Read guidelines here.

Bell Bridge Books / BelleBooks, Inc. BB is looking for dark, gritty, serious urban fantasy & horror. Vampires, werewolves, and other things that go bump in the night on the mean streets of contemporary life. "A book we've currently bought is an epic series about a clan of vampires. (Right, epic means the series spans centuries. You can never trust guidelines.) Read Laurell K. Hamilton, Robin McKinley (Sunshine), Patricia Briggs, Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher, etc." Advance: Yes. Simultaneous submissions: No. Formats: Print and ebooks. Read guidelines here.

Black Bed Sheet Books. Black Bed Sheet Books specializes in publishing fiction of a dark nature: Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Suspense, Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller. Accepting novels, novellas, short story collections. Black Bed Sheet Books has published over 80 authors. Advance: No information. Formats: Print and ebooks. Read guidelines here.

By Light Unseen Media. "By Light Unseen Media is currently seeking outstanding and unique manuscripts in the area of vampire fiction and non-fiction. Authors are asked to query before submitting manuscripts. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be considered." Advance: $200; Formats: Print (POD) and ebooks. Read guidelines here.

Chaosium Fiction. Currently, the Chaosium fiction line primarily features works centered on the Cthulhu Mythos. "We will consider original novels, anthologies, single-author collections, and non-fiction. Our target length for book releases is 90,000 to 100,000 words, though we will consider longer or shorter works if the content is compelling. We will consider reprints." Chaosium is a professional fiction market, offering advances, royalties, and, for short fiction, a word rate in line with HWA and SFWA guidelines. Read guidelines here.

Cohesion Press is an award-winning press based in Australia. Seeking: Military horror, SHTF, apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic horror (there are too many bad zombie tales out there already, so if you have the shambling (or running) dead in your story, it better be damn good), Biological/Creature horror ie. beasties rising up against man, giant creatures devouring cities etc. ACTION is important. No romance, no thrillers based on tension, no subtle horror. ACTION is important. No romance, no thrillers based on tension, no subtle horror. Go here for complete submission details.

Cosmic Egg. Cosmic Egg is an imprint of John Hunt Publishers, a mid-list house located in the UK. The publisher offers traditional publishing deals as well as co-operative publishing for authors. The parent company publishes a total of 300 titles per year with global sales and a focus on physical stores. Worldwide distribution. Cosmic Egg imprint publishes speculative fiction: Vampires, Werewolves. Dragons and Faeries or Angels and Demons, Fantasy (including magical realism and spiritual fantasy), Metaphysical Cosmology, Horror or Science Fiction (including Steampunk). Advance: None. Royalties are 10% of net. Formats: Print and ebooks. Note: It has come to my attention that in some cases authors are expected to pay for some or all of publishing costs. Legitimate publishers do not require authors to pay for publishing their books under any circumstances. Read guidelines here.

Dark Hall Press. Dark Hall Press, a division of New Street Communications, LLC, was launched on October 31, 2011, "The Dark Hall list includes works of supernatural and non-supernatural horror, as well as cross-genre pollinations (sci-fi/horror, fantasy/horror, noir/horror, etc.) and experimental works." Formats: Print and Kindle. Read guidelines here.

Dark Regions Press is a small press specializing in dark fantasy, horror and science fiction. "Each book that is accepted for publication in Dark Regions Horror, Dark Regions Fantasy and Dark Regions Sci-Fi will have a Kickstarter/crowdfunding campaign associated with it. The campaigns will be created as a means for readers to preorder the book and to fully fund each project. Authors, artists, editors and everyone else involved in each book project will be asked to contribute to the campaign with videos, promotional efforts etc. Crowdfunding campaigns aren't always favored by authors, so it's important to know before thinking about submitting that if your manuscript is accepted for publication in Dark Regions Horror, Dark Regions Fantasy or Dark Regions Sci-Fi a crowdfunding campaign will be associated with it." Advance: Author will receive a base payment (or advance) in the amount of $500 and starting rates of 35% NET royalties (profit sharing) for trade paperback editions and 45% NET royalties (profit sharing) for ebook editions which can increase to 40% and 50%, respectively, based on sales thresholds being reached. Note: Books are crowd-funded. Please read guidelines here.

Elder Signs Press is looking for Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction Thrillers, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, and Supernatural Thrillers. Submissions: Send a synopsis of up to three pages. This should include information about your characters, major plot points, and how the book ends. Also send the first three chapters; a cover letter with your real name, the name you wish to publish under (if different), contact information (address, email), word (not page) count, publication history, and any specific knowledge/experience you have relating to the material. Electronic submissions only. Responds in 1-3 months to queries. Responds in 3-6 months to proposals. Read full guidelines here.

Flame Tree Press, an imprint of Flame Tree Publishing, specializes in speculative fiction, including horror. Flame Tree sells through all major wholesalers, retailers, and online outlets. In addition, foreign language co-editions and translation rights are sold to publishers in many countries around the world, including France, Germany, China and Brazil. They publish simultaneous hardcover, paperback and ebook editions to the trade market, online and retail stores, and library markets and pay industry standard royalties. Advances are modest. Read guidelines here.

Grinning Skull Press publishes novels, novellas, and anthologies. Terms: 50/50 split on royalties. Read full guidelines here. No simultaneous submissions.

Journalstone wants horror in all its forms—from literary to weird, Gothic to psychological, and (almost) everything in between. Standard royalties. (Advance not mentioned.) No reading or application fees. Read guidelines here.

Rainfall Books  is a British publisher of fantasy, horror and science fiction, specializing in modern works inspired by the writing of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith. Submissions: Rainfall has published 150 chapbooks over the past three or four years and have many more waiting in the wings. They are always looking for submissions for chapbooks in the form of poetry and short stories. They are happy to publish reprints. Please read guidelines here.

Severed Press. "Established in 2008 Severed Press is a leading independent publisher of horror and science fiction. Publishing trade paperbacks and E-Books. Severed Press has earned a reputation for excellence, quality and commitment to new and established authors alike. We are proud of the diversity of our authors and aim in continuing to build strong relationships worldwide. Authors include seasoned masters of horrors such as Tim Curran, Mark Tufo and Jake Bible to best selling newcomers David Achord and Joseph Talluto." Severed Press is currently accepting novel submissions in the following categories: Apocalypse/Survival Horror, Dark Humour, Sci-Fi Horror, Anything out of the ordinary. Advance: None. Pays royalties. Note: Promotion and marketing for novels locally in Australia. Please read full submission guidelines here.

Tartarus is a small British independent press founded in 1990. They specialize in collectible hardback
limited editions of literary supernatural/strange/horror fiction. They also publish paperbacks and ebooks. Tartarus has been the recipient of four World Fantasy Awards, and in 2010 received a "Stoker" from the Horror Writers Association. Submissions: Tartarus is looking for short story collections and novels of between 75,000 and 120,000 words. They are not interested in high fantasy, violent horror or young adult fiction. Electronic submissions should be sent to rosalieparker@btinternet.com as a Word or rtf attachment. Please send a synopsis or first two or three chapters/stories when first getting in contact. Additionally, they are now accepting single short story submissions for Strange Tales V. Please read full guidelines here.

Voodoo Press is primarily a German language publisher, but they have branched out into English. What they are looking for: Apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic, survival horror, traditional horror novels. No reprints or self-published. Terms: 50% share of the net profit plus 5 years of rights. Please read full guidelines here.

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Flame Tree Publishing is another. Don D'Auria of Samhain and Leisure Books is heading their new horror line. https://www.flametreepublishing.com
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4 Horror and Dark Fiction Publishers Accepting Unagented Manuscripts

Horror is an immensely popular genre. (Zombies! Vampires! Werewolves!)

Perhaps, for that reason there are relatively few publishers accepting unagented manuscripts. (Many horror publishers say they are “swamped.”)

The publishers I have listed below accept a variety of formats: short stories, poems, and novels. I have not included digital only publishers, or publishers not currently open for submissions. Nor have I included publishers that offer to “crowdfund” books.

Please read all submission guidelines carefully.

Note: You can find a list of over a hundred publishers accepting manuscripts from authors (no agent needed) here: Publishers Accepting Unagented Manuscripts
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Arkham House published its first book, The Outsider and Others by master horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, in 1939. More than seventy years and 200 books later, Lovecraft remains on the center stage. Other writers published by Arkham House include Greg Bear, Michael Bishop, James Blaycock, David Case, August Derleth, John Kessel, Mary Rosenblum and many more.

Submissions: Please submit a synopsis of your manuscript to: PO Box 546, Sauk City, WI 53583. Do not make submissions via email. Arkham House does not return submissions or acknowledge that they have received your manuscript. They will contact you only if they are interested in publishing your work. Snail mail only. Read full guidelines here.


Elder Signs Press is looking for Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction Thrillers, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, and Supernatural Thrillers.

Submissions: Send a synopsis of up to three pages. This should include information about your characters, major plot points, and how the book ends. Also send the first three chapters; a cover letter with your real name, the name you wish to publish under (if different), contact information (address, email), word (not page) count, publication history, and any specific knowledge/experience you have relating to the material. Electronic submissions only. Responds in 1–3 months to queries. Responds in 3–6 months to proposals. Read full guidelines here.


Rainfall Books is a British publisher of fantasy, horror and science fiction, specializing in modern works inspired by the writing of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith.

Submissions: Rainfall has published 150 chapbooks over the past three or four years and have many more waiting in the wings. They are always looking for submissions for chapbooks in the form of poetry and short stories. They are happy to publish reprints. Please read guidelines here.


Tartarus is a small British independent press founded in 1990. They specialize in collectible hardback limited editions of literary supernatural/strange/horror fiction. They also publish paperbacks and ebooks. Tartarus has been the recipient of four World Fantasy Awards, and in 2010 received a “Stoker” from the Horror Writers Association.

Submissions: Tartarus is looking for short story collections and novels of between 75,000 and 120,000 words. They would like to receive literary strange/supernatural fiction. They are not interested in high fantasy, violent horror or young adult fiction. They do not publish teen, children’s or young adult fiction. Electronic submissions should be sent to rosalieparker@btinternet.com as a Word or rtf attachment. Please send a synopsis or first two or three chapters/stories when first getting in contact. Additionally, they are now accepting single short story submissions for Strange Tales V. Please read full guidelines here.

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32 Publishers Open to Horror Novel(la) Submissions
Posted on March 16, 2017 by MJENNINGS 6 Comments


So I realize I’ve neglected my blog quite a bit, and I’ve been a lousy responder to everyone else. I apologize for that. I’ve a free week coming up, and while I’ve tons to grade, I will devote some time to being a thoughtful blogger in the community. It’s work, primarily, that sucks my days dry, leaving me with little to no creative energy to write, let alone read, for pleasure. When I can though, I’ve been pouring what’s left of me into a horror novel, my very first. I’ve had the idea for over a year now. I just felt like trying something different. Anyway, my book is far from completed, but even still, I research the markets for open submissions because that’s what we do in academia, research. While these open submissions may be subject to change by the time I’m finished writing and editing my own horror novel, I decided to compile my findings for any horror novelists out there who may be reading my little blog here.

(Oh, a couple of things: These particular publishers accept unagented submissions, too, which is nice and all. Also, keep in mind that submission periods open and close, open and close, open and close, you get the picture. Biggest piece of advice I can give is to Have Plenty of Patience. These things take a LOT of time.)



So, without further adieu and all that muckety muck, here is my list of…

32 Publishers (seemingly currently) Open to Horror Novel (& Novella) Submissions:

Bad Day Books: http://www.assentpublishing.com/BadDaySubmissions.aspx

BelleBooks/BellBridge Books: http://www.bellebooks.com/shopcontent.asp?type=For%20Writers

Black Bed Sheet (their website seems crowded with info., but they have an impressive amount of books out…I’ve no idea what their contracts are like though): https://downwarden.com/blackbedsheetstore/submissions

Blaze Publishing (YA and middle grade in any genre — yes, even horror — as long as it holds a strong message): http://www.blazepub.com/submissions/

Blood Bound Books (science fiction horror, literary horror, dark erotica, extreme horror, bizarro horror): http://bloodboundbooks.net/bloodboundbooks/pages/submissions.html

By Light Unseen Media (serious vampire fiction — “dramatic fiction with a realistic tone” — so no campy stuff, no Buffys, no Eric Northmans, no tropes): http://bylightunseenmedia.com/submission.htm

Cactus Moon Publications (they don’t have many titles as of yet though): http://www.cactusmoonpublishing.com/submissions.html

Cohesion Press (military horror, creature-based thrillers): https://cohesionpress.com/novels/

Cosmic Egg Books: http://www.cosmicegg-books.com/imprint-submissions.html&i=49

Curiosity Quills Press (Paranormal, speculative, dark fantasy horror): https://curiosityquills.com/submission-guidelines/

Cutting Block Books (via Farlolight Publications…They seem open to queries): http://www.farolightpublishing.com/submissions/

Dark Park Publishing: http://www.darkparkpublishing.com/submissions/

Diversion Books: http://diversionbooks.com/contact-1

Double Dragon Publishing: http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/guidelines.php



Elder Signs Press: http://www.eldersignspress.com/?page_id=6

Eraserhead Press (bizarro horror — Can’t you tell by the name of the press? Next reading period for submissions is April 1-June 30, 2017): https://eraserheadpress.com/submissions/

Flame Tree Press: http://www.flametreepublishing.com/submissions.html#

Genius Book Publishing: https://geniusbookpublishing.com/submissions.html

Grinning Skull Press: http://www.grinningskullpress.com/Submissions-Guidelines.html

Hydra (A Penguin Random House digital-only imprint open to sci-fi, fantasy and horror): http://www.randomhousebooks.com/hydra/

Journalstone Publishing: http://journalstone.com/journalstone-publishing/

Perpetuity Books (gothic or psychological horror): https://www.perpetuitybooks.com/submissions

Polis Books: http://www.polisbooks.com/submissions/

Quirk Books (genre writing with a clever twist/an unusual slant — They published Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, so go figure): http://www.quirkbooks.com/page/submissions



Red Adept Publishing (open to U.S. authors only at this time): http://redadeptpublishing.com/publishing-submission-guidelines/

Resurrection House (some horror): http://www.resurrectionhouse.com/submissions.php

Seven Archons (Still getting their momentum): https://sevenarchons.com/submission-guidelines/

Severed Press (apocalyptic, killer sea creatures, kaiju monster horror, military sci-fi horror): http://www.severedpress.com/submissions/

Tartarus Press (“literary strange/supernatural” adult fiction): http://www.tartaruspress.com/submissions.html

Tor Forge (quite competitive):
http://us.macmillan.com/torforge/about/faq/#submit

Unnerving Magazine (novella subs — 18000-35000 words for standalone publications): http://www.unnervingmagazine.com/novella

Voodoo Press (watch rights disclaimer): https://www.voodoo-press.net/submissions/



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Fantasy and Science Fiction Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts – 2018
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Hey there! I know many of my readers aspire to publishing a novel, and many of them write fantasy and science fiction, so I put this post together to help them. I did a post like this a couple of years back, but it needed updating!

Many publishing houses won’t accept submissions except through agents. If an author’s hoping for a big book deal, it probably makes sense to try to find an agent first. (And don’t submit to publishers while you’re looking for an agent. If someone is considering representing you, it’s going to be awkward to explain to them that four publishers have already turned you down.) Signing with a great agent can feel like winning the lottery, but even then, it can be a long road to the contract of your dreams.

 

 
 

 

But what if you haven’t been able to find an agent? Or you suspect what you’re writing is a little weirder or more niche than what agents are looking for, or if you’re just in a hurry?

Here’s a roundup of publishers who accept unsolicited manuscripts. Most of them are smaller houses, but a few are pretty big names. I’m including publishing houses that have open calls now and again, even if they’re not open to unagented submissions at the moment.

 



 

I haven’t done extensive research on these houses, so you should do that yourself before signing anything with them. If you know of a reason I should not include a publisher on this list, or if you believe I should add a publisher, please notify me via a private message at bryndonovan@bryndonovan.com.

The name of each publisher below is a live link to their submission guidelines. If a publisher isn’t asking for your type of work, don’t bother submitting. For instance, if they say they want novels of 80,000 words or more, don’t send them your 20,000-word novella. It’s a waste of their time and yours…and a writer’s time is precious!

If you’ve got what they are looking for, follow the submission guidelines exactly! This will set you apart from about half of the submissions right out of the gate.

 

Angry Robot
Although they don’t take unagented submissions most of the time, I’m putting them on the list because they had “open door” periods for novels in 2016 and 2017. Keep them on your radar!

 

Aqueduct Press
If you write feminist science fiction—novels or novellas—check them out. They’re also interested in seeing poetry and shorter work.

 

Baen Books
They publish science fiction and fantasy novels, 100,000 – 130,000 words, and say their pay is “very competitive.”

 

Bookfish Books
They publish young adult and new adult novels, including science fiction and fantasy YA and NA.

 

Carina Press
They’re the digital-only (actually digital-mostly) publishing arm of Harlequin, and I’ve published with them in the past. They aren’t interested in straight fantasy or science fiction, but they do publish fantasy romance and scifi romance.

 

Cosmic Egg
This UK-based publisher of fantasy, scifi, horror, and paranormal fiction is upfront about their terms on their website.

 

 
 

 

DAW Books
These guys are a big deal in the fantasy and science fiction genre. Although they’re closed for unagented submissions at the time of this post’s publication, they say they’ll be open to them again later in 2018, so check back with them! They aren’t really interested in novels shorter than 80,000 words.

 

East of the Web
This is a little different from getting a publishing deal, but I think it’s interesting. You can submit a science fiction short story to be published on their website, which gets pretty good traffic. I don’t think they pay anything, but they don’t take exclusive publishing rights, either. For newer writers wanting to find readers and/or make more of a digital footprint as an author, they might be worth checking out. They do note that they recommend filing your US or UK copyright for your work before it’s published online.

 

Edge Publishing
They publish both science fiction and fantasy novels of 75,000 – 100,000. Occasionally, they’ll publish YA speculative fiction.

 

Entangled Publishing (Teen Crave)
They’re looking for science fiction, fantasy, dystopian, and steampunk romances, 45,000 – 60,000 words, with main characters who are 16 to 18 years old.

 

Harper Voyager
This is another big-deal publisher: the science fiction and fantasy imprint of HarperCollins. Although they aren’t open to unagented submissions right now, they do open calls sometimes, so bookmark their page and/or follow them on social media.

 

Jolly Fish Press
If you’re writing middle grade or young adult science fiction or fantasy, these guys might be an option.

 

Montag Press Collective
This is a California-based publisher of science fiction, urban fantasy, and speculative fiction, among other things.

 

Oftomes Publishing
If you’re writing young adult or new adult fantasy, this UK-based publisher is an option. Their covers are gorgeous! They’re looking for novels between 50,000 and 120,000 words.

 

 
 

 

Severed Press
This small publisher of horror and science fiction is open to both novella and novel-length fiction, and they have some pretty specific needs listed on their site.

 

Tartarus
This is a small UK-based publisher of literary supernatural and horror fiction. They print distinctive hardcover editions, and they’re open to submissions of both short stories and novels. They aren’t looking for sword-and-sorcery type fantasy.

 

Third Flatiron
This publisher often has calls for fantasy and science fiction short story submissions for their quarterly themed anthologies. They’re usually looking for stories of 1,500 and 3,000 words. Check in on them now and again! And maybe check out a past anthology to understand what they’re all about.

 

Tor Books
A big, big name in fantasy novels. Scroll way down to find the submission guidelines. I’ll say that I’ve had the experience of submitting to them and never receiving a reply, but surely most people do hear back.

 

World Weaver Press
They’re sometimes open to submissions of science fiction and fantasy novellas and novels. As I’m writing this post, they have open calls for short fiction for anthologies: check that out here.

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishers who accept unsolicited manuscripts. #submission guidelines #scifi publishers

 

I hope this was helpful! If you write fantasy, you might also like to check out this post of 50 fantasy plot ideas and writing prompts.

And if you don’t want to miss future posts about writing and publishing, make sure to follow this blog — there’s a place to sign up below. Thanks for stopping by, and the best of luck to you and your writing!

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OWS Steampunk Anthology
What they want:
Between now and January 28, we’re accepting short stories in the Steampunk genre. We’re looking for stories that cover a wide range of Steampunk topics.

Though many of the works in the Steampunk genre take place in London during Victoria’s reign, don’t let that limit you. The steam era happened all over the world and with different consequences. The “scientific romances” of the 19th century are a wonderful place to get inspiration, and those stories take their characters into the center of the earth, into outer space, and through time. So get ready to spread your pneumatic wings and let your imagination fly!

One of the amazing things about Steampunk is how it can be mashed up with a variety of genres. So bring us your horror, your romance, your adventure, and everything in between. Deadline: January 28, 2019
Length: 3,500-10,000 words
Payment: Royalties + ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: https://ourwriteside.com/submit-annual-anthology/
Moonlight: A Queer Werewolf Anthology
What they want:
This anthology is a small collection of comics and short stories about queer werewolves.

Whether your werewolves are in space, school, or ruffing it in the outdoors, it doesn’t matter to us! We are looking for stories that span genres and tones. Your werewolves may be moody or the life of the party. All that matters is that they are openly queer and that there is an engaging story around them to be told.

Content creators do not need to identify as queer and/or LGBT+, however preference will be given to own voices and/or LGBT+ creators.Deadline: November 30, 2018
Length: 1,000-2,000 words preferred
Payment: $0.07 CAD/word for short stories
Submission Guidelines: https://moonlightanthology.tumblr.com/submission
The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Vol V
What they want:
Original - (previously unpublished - NO REPRINTS) genre fiction that explores as well as entertains. Readers like to get involved with bright characters and strange worlds. They like to be frightened and unnerved and they like to see magic and fantasy worlds that are not a slightly different Tolkien or Martin. Read the FREE anthologies published in the previous 4 years and get a feel for what can get across the line. I have no set taste pattern, as the anthologies will show, and I try and not stamp my preferences over the work selected. The material simply has to be good and it has to be the best you can offer. Deadline: October 15, 2019
Length: 5,000-10,000 words
Payment: AUD$75
Submission Guidelines: http://www.robertnstephenson.com/anthology.html
Vampires, Zombies and Ghosts
What they want:
We welcome stories involving all types of supernatural beings… and mixing and matching of different types of beings in the same story is acceptable. There is no requirement as to genre; stories can be sci-fi, mystery, romance, adventure, etc. Simultaneous submissions permitted, but please let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere. Reprints are accepted as long as all rights have reverted to you; please identify your submission as a reprint when you send it in.Deadline: December 15, 2018
Length: 1,200-6,000 words
Payment: $20
Submission Guidelines: http://smokingpenpress.com/submissions-2

Vex Me No More
What they want:
We want your witch stories! Though they do not necessarily have to be female-centric, they do need to be tales of powerful, unique beings. Remember, this is a horror anthology, so while you can have elements of other genres, we want to be scared. Deadline: December 31, 2018
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Payment: 0.02/word + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: https://www.thehorrorqueen.com/submissions

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