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Last Changed: Wednesday, 17 July 2019                 59 Market Listings



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  • ACE BOOKS (Penguin Random House) - major publisher; sf/f (fic); NO UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS! Pay: industry standard royalty/advance. Words: 80k & up. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • ANGRY ROBOT BOOKS - (Watkins Media Limited) novels, print/e-books/audio; adult sf/f/df/h & all sub-genres (fic/art); open to proposals by agents only!. Pay: industry standard advances & royalties. Words: novel length. RT: ?. Reprints: no. E-subs: AGENTS ONLY!. Marc Gascoigne, Publisher & Marketing Director (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 20Jun19: as of this date, still closed to all submissions
  • APEX BOOK COMPANY - print novels/novellas; dark sf & f, h (fic). Pay: advance/royalty. Words: novels=40k-120k; novellas=30k-40k. RT: <3 months or more. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • ARCHEBOOKS PUBLISHING - print & e-books; most genres & others (fic/nonfic). Pay: 10% royalty of MSRP. Words: 50-150k (ideal 90k). RT: 180 days. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. Robert E. Gelinas, Publisher/President (Q).   [Top]

  • AURELIA LEO - POD/ebook/audio; h/f/sf/alt hist/paranorm rom (fic/comics/graphic novels). Pay: fic=<$500 adv., 45%-50% net royalties; comics/graphic novels=25% net royalties & $25-$100 per finalized page. Words (prefers): novels=60k-90k; novellas=17½k-39,999; novelettes=7½k-17,499. RT: <1 month. Reprints: query. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • AZURE SPIDER PUBLICATIONS - books/e-books; epic f/sf/h (fic). Pay: net royalty: print=20%; e-book=30%. Words: >90k (exceptions for compelling themes). RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • BAEN BOOKS / EBOOKS - major paperback publisher & novel length e-books; sf/f, open to non-solicited submissions. Pay: very competitive. Words: 100-130k (any length if wonderful). RT: 9-12 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS ON SITE FORM. Toni Weisskopf, Executive Editor (don't expect an answer) (QS). SFWA   [Top]

  • BARKING RAIN PRESS - paperbacks/hardcovers/ePub/Kindle/PDF novellas to novels & single author collections; many genres, see GLs (fic). Pay: 50%/60% net (<1k/>1k sold per format); negotiated advance for previously published authors only. Words: 20k-no upper limit. RT: <2 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. Ti Locke, Editorial Director (Q).   Reading Periods: join submission email list.   [Top]

  • THE BATTERED SILICON DISPATCH BOX - hard/soft cover books/CD e-books; Canadiana/mys/Sherlock Holmes/classic sf (fic/nonfic/poem). Pay: negotiable advance against royalty % of net. Words: <150k. RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: yes. E-subs: NONE. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 24Jun19: as of this date, closed until Patreon goal is reached (about 45% there now)
  • BLOOD BOUND BOOKS - print novels/novella/novelette/anthos; h (fic). Pay: 40% of net. Words: 25k-100k (not firm!). RT: <3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: QUERY ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • BOLD STROKES BOOKS - print/e-books/audiobooks; LGBTQ literature, most genres (fic). Pay: % retail. Words: (SpecFic) novels=45k-120k; novellas=15k-30k. RT: 16 weeks average. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - (permanent): a list of which imprints are currently open to submissions
  • BRAIN MILL PRESS - adult/YA/middle grade print/POD/e-book novels/novellas/collections; some imprints take SpedFic (fic/poem/comics). Pay: royalty; print=8-10%; e-book=40-60%. Words: short stories to novels. RT: <30 days. Reprints: yes. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (QS).   Reading Periods/Themes: vary (see GLs or newsletter).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 02 March 2018: closed to submissions for at least 12-15 months
  • BUNDORAN PRESS PUBLISHING HOUSE - print, e-book novels (2-4/year)/anthologies; sf (fic); CA citizens & permanent residents only. Pay: advance against royalty: print=14%, e-book=50%. Words: 60k-100k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: QUERIES ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • BY LIGHT UNSEEN MEDIA - simultaneously releases print/e-book (Kindle & PDF), with audio pending; most genres, must have vampire/vampirism (fic/nonfic). Pay: $100 advance; print/audio=20% net & e-book=50% net. Words: 75-150k. RT: may be several months. Reprints: query. E-subs: EMAIL OKAY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Sep15: closed to subs until next reading period; TBA
  • CHIZINE PUBLICATIONS - print (signed/limited edition hardcovers/trade paperbacks) & e-books (PDF/MOBI/EPUB); sf/F/h (fic). Pay: advance & royalty (varies). Words: <100k. RT: varies. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • CLASS ACT BOOKS - paperback/Kindle/PDF/Mobi/e-book short stories to novels; general fiction/genres/rom (fic/nonfic), on-stage rape or child/animal abuse. Pay: e-book=30% net; print=7.5% net. Words: 10k-125k. RT: 7-10 days. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • COPYPASTA PUBLISHING - POD paperback/e-books/audio (author readings OK); sf/urban f/h/supernatural/paranormal (fic/poem/art). Pay: 35% of gross royalty. Words: 200-100k (prefers 14k-100k). RT: <3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL & POSTAL. (Q).   [Top]

  • DANCING STAR PRESS - print/e-book novellas; all speculative (fic). Pay: 30%-50% net royalty. Words: 17½k-40k. RT: <6 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: PREFERS EMAIL. (QS).   Annual Reading Periods: 01Apr-30Jun, 01Oct-31Dec.   [Top]

  • DAW BOOKS (Penguin Random House) - major publisher; sf/f (fic/art). Pay: industry standard advances & royalties. Words: 80k & up. RT: <3 months, or more. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE!. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • DEL REY BOOKS (Penguin Random House) - major publishers; sf/f/df. Does NOT take unagented submissions! Pay: industry standard royalty & advance. Words: 60-120k. E-subs: NONE! Tricia Pasternak, Editorial Director. SFWA   [Top]

  • DIAL BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS - (Penguin Random House) major publisher; most genres for children; no unsolicited submissions!. Pays industry standard, no word limits quoted. RT: ?. E-subs: NONE! Lauri Hornik, President/Publisher. No email. SFWA   [Top]

  • EDGE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY PUBLISHING / TESSERACT BOOKS - print publisher (Hades Publications imprints); mature sf/f (some YA), no erotica, strictly religious, or dark/gruesome f. Pays small advance & standard royalties. Words: 75-100k (firm!). RT: <3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Jul19: as of this date, closed to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • ERASERHEAD PRESS - paperback, no collections; bizarro fiction/h (fic). Pay: 50% royalty. Words: 20k-100k. RT: 6 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: QUERY ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • eTREASURES PUBLISHING - e-book/POD, novella to novels; most genres, see GLs (fic/poem), family-friendly only. Pay: e-book=35%, POD=15%. Words: 10k-100k (poetry may be shorter). RT: <60 days. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • FIVE RIVERS PUBLISHING - POD/e-books; many genres (see GLs), adult & YA (fic/nonfic), prefers emphasis on CND culture/settings. Pay: POD=10% royalty on retail; e-book=50% of net. Words: no limits. RT: 4-12 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (QS).   Annual Reading Period: 1-14 February only.   [Top]

  • FREEDOM FORGE PRESS - POD/e-book novellas, novels, & books; all genres, no erotica (fic/nonfic). Pay: print=20% royalty of cover price; e-book=35% royalty. Words: 25k-100k. RT: <8 weeks (target=4 weeks). Reprints: query. E-subs: QUERY PACKAGE ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Jul19: open to most submissions (see GLs)
  • GOAL PUBLICATIONS - print/e-book; anthropomorphic/uplifted animals, most non-erotic genres (fic). Pay: 25% net royalty (1st year royalty min.=$250-$1000). Words: 30k-140k. RT: 1-3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • GOLLANCZ - major print/e-book novels; all sf/f/h (fic); agented subs only, unless in open-sub period. Pay: assume industry standard. Words: 75k & up, completed. RT: about <3 months. Reprints: only if self-published. Gillian Redfearn, Publishing Director. E-subs: NONE! (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • GYPSY SHADOW PUBLISHING, LLC - print/e-books (PDF); most genres (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: 50% royalty. Words: print=>80 pages; e-book=10k-50k (in 2015, longer later). RT: <3 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 12Jul19: as of this date, still closed to unsolicited submissions until next open call, TBA
  • HARPER VOYAGER USA (HarperCollins); UK; AUS - major publisher; SF & F. Pays industry standard royalty & advance for 80-125k. No unsolicited submissions except during open calls. David Pomerico, Executive Editor. SFWA   [Top]

  • HARVARD SQUARE EDITIONS - print/e-book novels/novellas only; cli-fi (climate fiction) (fic). Pay: royalty. Words: no limits. RT: 1-6 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 15Sep18: permanently closed to unsolicited submissions, may open for short periods
  • IFWG PUBLISHING INTERNATIONAL - print/e-books (various formats); SpecFic, YA/middle grade (fic/nonfic). Pay: no advance/50% royalty after costs. Words: novel length (print=prefers 60k-90k). RT: "a few months". Reprints: query. E-subs: CLOSED TO UNSOLICITED SUBS. (Q).   [Top]

  • INK SMITH PUBLISHING - POD/e-book novels & novellas; f/h/sf (fic), US/CA authors only. Pay: starts at 13% royalty. Words: novellas=30k-50k; novels=>50k.RT: 6-8 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: QUERY FIRST ONLY. Ashley Howie & William J. Gardener II, Editors (Q).   Annual Reading Period: 01Jan-30Jul.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Jun19: open to submissions through 31 July 2019
  • JOURNALSTONE PUBLISHING / TREPIDATO PUBLISHING - POD/e-book novels/collections; h only (fic). Pay: standard royalty terms. Words: 50k & up. RT: <8 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 24Jun19: as of this date still closed to submissions
  • KRAKEN PRESS - POD/e-book/ePub novels/novellas, query 1st for collections; h/dark f/weird (fic/nonfic). Pay: royalty. Words: <120k. RT: <30 days. Reprints: query. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. George Cotronis, Editor (Q).   [Top]

  • LITERARY WANDERLUST LLC - POD/e-book/audio/collections; rom/erotica/sf/f/mys/thriller (fic/nonfic). Pay: Advance: none; Royalty: fic=15%; nonfic=10%, of net gross. Words: fic=65k-100k (max. is soft for sf/f); nonfic/collections=no limit. RT: usually <4 weeks. Reprints: no. Rights: asks for all rights, but is flexible. E-subs: ONSITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • LYRICAL PRESS, INC. - (imprint of Kensington Publishing) e-book/POD; novellas/serials/novels; most genres (see GLs) (fic). Pay: 40% of cover price. Words: 20k & up. RT: accept=<3 months; reject=no reply. Reprints: yes. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. , , or (QS).   [Top]

  • MIRROR WORLD PUBLISHING - print/e-books, novels/novellas/collections; most genres except hard & military sf/h (fic/poem); prefers CDN authors. Pay: 50% of net. Words: 25k-130k. RT: 6-8 weeks. Reprints: yes. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q).   Yearly Reading Periods: 01Nov-24Dec.   [Top]

  • MOCHA MEMOIRS PRESS, LLC - e-book/electronic/POD; sf/f/h/rom (fic). Pay: 35%-45% of sale price. Words: 30k-80k. RT: 6-8 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • MOCKINGBIRD LANE PRESS - print/e-books (Kindle/Nook), chapbook to book length & short story collections; all genres (fic/nonfic/poem). Pay: royalty; print=10%; e-book=25-35%. Words: no set limits. RT: 1-2 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: QUERY. (QS).   [Top]

  • MONTAG PRESS - paperback/POD/plays/e-book/limited editions; novels/short story collections; SpecFic/h/sf/exp/utopian/dystopian/post apoc/subversive/hist (fic/plays). Pay: retains 70/30 share for all rights for 10 years after DOP. Words: prose: >40k; plays: 90-140 pages. RT: "several months". Reprints: no (except for stories in short story collections). E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 17Jul19: as of this date closed to subs to all authors other than their own until sometime in 2019
  • MUSEITUP PUBLISHING - POD/PDF/e-books; most genres (fic). Pay: 40%, no advance. Words: 20k & up. RT: 16-18 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   Yearly Reading Periods: 01Feb-31Mar: dark fic; 01May-30Jun: sf/f; 01Aug-30Sep: rom/mys/sus/thrill; 01Nov-31Dec: middle grade/tween/YA/new adult.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 26Feb15: temporarily closed to submissions
  • NEON BOOKS - print chapbooks/pamphlets; lit/slipstream/h (fic/poem). Pay: chapbooks=$50; pamphlets=$0; +copies. Words: <40 pages. RT: "a few weeks". Reprints: yes. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. Krishan Coupland, Editor (Q).   [Top]

  • ORBIT BOOKS - major International publisher; sf/f (fic), no unsolicited subs, agented ONLY!. Pay: industry standard advance/royalty. Words: novel length. RT: 12 weeks or more. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. contact for general info only (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 04Jul19: as of this date closed to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • PAPER ROAD PRESS - print/e-book, novellas to short novels; sf/f (fic); prefers NZ authors. Pay: advance on 40% royalty of all received money (less printing costs). Words: 20k-50k. RT: <4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: QUERY ONLY. (QS).   Reading Periods: January to April.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 17Jun19: open to submissions through to 15 August 2019
  • PARVUS PRESS - POD/e-book/audio novels; sf & f (fic). Pay: $½k-1k advance, 15%-50% escalating royalty. Words: 60k & up. RT: <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. Colin Coyle, Publisher; John Adamus, Managing Editor (Q).   [Top]

  • PINK NARCISSUS PRESS - trade paperbacks/e-books; sf/f (fic/art). Pay: $250 advance, negotiable royalties. Words: >50k. RT: 4-6 weeks. Reprints: yes. E-subs: PREFERS OFF SITE FORM. (Q).   [Top]

  • PYR - novels only, (imprint of Start Publishing); (fic), does not accept unagented submissions. Pay: negotiated. Words: sf=>85k; f=>95k (prefers 100k-130k). RT: unknown. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • RED ADEPT PUBLISHING - print/e-book/audio novellas/novels; all genres except chilren's & erotica (fic); accepts U.S. authors only! Pay: no advance; <50% net royalty. Words: min. 50k. RT: 1-4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • RELIQUARY PRESS - print/e-book/Kindle novels; sf/f/h, no vampires (fic). Pay: choice of 50% net or 10% of cover price. Words: >60 (prefers >80k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: yes. E-subs: PREFERS. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 17Jul19: as of this date, still closed to submissions
  • REUTS PUBLICATIONS - YA & New Adult POD/e-book/other electronic novels; all genres (fic). Pay: print=30% royalty; e-book=40%. Words: >50k. RT: 6-10 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: QUERY VIA ON SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • ROC BOOKS (Penguin Random House) - major publisher; sf/f/df (fic); NO UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS!. Pay: industry standard royalty/advance. Words: >80k. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • ST. MARTIN'S PRESS (Macmillan) major publisher; sf/f/h (fic/nonfic); no unsolicited subs! Pay: industry standard royalty & advance. Words: unknown. RT: unknown. Reprints: unknown. Editor: unknown. SFWA   [Top]

  • SCHOLASTIC CHILDREN'S BOOKS - major publisher, YA print novels (fic), NO unsolicited subs! Pay: advance & royalties. Words: novel length. RT: <6 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. Various editors (no email). General contact page. SFWA   [Top]

  • SILVER LEAF BOOKS, LLC - hardcover/trade paperback/e-books; sf/f/h/mys/sus (fic/art). Pay: escalating royalty. Words: no limits. RT: query=6 months + ms. consideration=4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. (QS).   [Top]

  • TOR/FORGE BOOKS - (Macmillan) major publisher; all genres (fic/cover art). Pay: standard advance/royalties. Words: novel length. RT: 4-6 months; resub if no word >6 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: NONE. Address to Acquisitions Editor, Science Fiction and Fantasy (no email; do not query). SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 20Jun19: as of this date, temporarily closed to submissions
  • TOR BOOKS UK - print/e-book novels (finished only!); sf/f/h (fic), outside UK subs OK if in English. Pay: industry standards. Words: 95-150k. RT: <12 weeks (assume reply to rejected works). Reprints: some (see GLs). E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • TWILIGHT TIMES BOOKS - paperback & e-books; fic= sf/f; nonfic=more varied, see GLs (fic/nonfic). Pay: $100-$500 advance against royalties to established authors. Words: book-length. RT: <4 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).  See also: Twilight Times E-zine. Yearly Reading Periods: 15Feb-05Mar & 15Jul-05Aug.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Jul19: as of this date, closed to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • WORLD WEAVER PRESS - e-book/POD/other electronic; speculative romance, no h/grimdark/dystopia or collections (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: 39% net royalty. Words: 20k-100k. RT: queries=<6 weeks; full ms=several months. Reprints: query. E-queries: ONLY. Sarena Ulibarri, Editor-in-chief (Q).   [Top]



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