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Speculative publisher list circa 2011-12

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Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:48 pm
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pettybage says...

Warning: some of these publishers may be amateurs, servants of Cthulhu , or just jerks. Research before submitting: take a good look at the website; check if anyone has ever read a book published by them; check if there are any authors writing blogs about being mistreated by them.

http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages ... ssion.html (Ace & Roc)
http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages ... sions.html (DAW)
http://us.macmillan.com/Content.aspx?pu ... blQuestion (Tor)
http://www.baen.com/FAQS.asp#Manuscript ... Guidelines
http://ebooks.carinapress.com/D75F8569- ... ortBy=Date 15K and up; 50K and up
http://crescentmoonpress.com/books/sci-fi.html novellas 20K and up; novels 60K and up
http://www.imajinnbooks.com/mm5/merchan ... y_Code=UF4
http://www.imajinnbooks.com/paranormal_ ... elines.htm
http://www.musapublishing.com/index.php ... ucts_id=14 a new and supposedly quality outfit
http://www.shadowfirepress.com/guidelin ... enref.html - over 10K
http://www.poisonedpenpress.com/submissions/ over 60K mysteries
http://zharmae.com/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=66 – 75K and over
http://www.damnationbooks.com/submissions.php 10K and up; 60K and up
http://www.cordeliapress.com/What_Were_Looking_For.html 1K and up; 7.5K and up; 20K and up; 50K and up
http://www.samhainpublishing.com/submissions/#horror 12K; 50K
http://eternalised.net/evermore/submission-guidelines/ - 0K; 7.5K; 20K; 40K
http://www.deliriumbooks.com/submissions/novel-query/ 15K; 40K
http://vamplitpublishing.com/vamplitpub ... bmissions/ short story and up
http://www.tyrannosauruspress.com/Titles/bookstore.html - prefer shorter novels
http://www.stonymeadowpublishing.com/da ... ssions.htm around 80K
http://www.darkside-digital.com/submiss ... lines.html 2K and up
http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com/news/ ... nuary-2012 January is submission month.
http://www.aqueousbooks.com/submission_guidelines.htm - 17.5K and up
http://journalstone.com/journalstone-publishing/ 70K
http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/finditem ... emid=11273 mystery & thriller
http://www.uncialpress.com/Submissions.html 5K; 50K
http://www.barbarianbooks.com/submissio ... lines.html 60K
http://darknessproductions.com/guidelines.htm - 0-20K
http://khpbooks.com/submissions/ 30K and up, October 2011 3 imprints horror, grindhouse, unholy
http://www.mundania.com/submissions.php 30K, 60K
http://panicpress.org/submission-guidelines/ - novellas, novels, collections
http://www.sterlinghousepublisher.com/n ... submit.php thrillers & speculative, under 80K
http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/aura- ... fo_12.html - 0; 20K and up
http://ifwgpublishing.weebly.com/manusc ... sions.html novels and novellas
http://silverthought.submishmash.com/su ... 75/account 20K; 50K
http://loconeal.com/submissions/ - 50K and up
http://www.medallionpress.com/guidlines/index.html - 80K
http://sporepress.com/submissions/ speculative+thrillers+general
http://omnificpublishing.com/index.php? ... =page&id=2 speculative romance 60K
http://blindside.net/guidelines.html - 20K; 45K
http://www.27thdimension.com/contact.php 25K
http://www.blackmatrixpub.com/writerguides.html 40K; 60K
http://www.decadentpublishing.com/index ... ubmissions 5 – 50K
http://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/pages.php?pageid=15 gays, 18K; 55K
http://www.lyricalpress.com/submissions.php 20K; 60K
http://www.eldersignspress.com/?page_id=29 two imprints; 80K and up
http://www.vagabondagepress.com/submiss ... pGfoLI7t6E 12K and up
http://www.cambrianhousebook.com/submit.html less than 80K
http://rahpubs.com/submissions.htm romantic, 9K and up
http://darkcontinents.com/submissions/, march 2012
http://daganbooks.com/current-projects/ ... d-novella/ novellas, novels, collections
http://www.darkquestbooks.com/store/ unclear
http://www.champagnebooks.com/Submissions.html 25K, 70K, romance, no erotica
http://www.wings-press.com/guideline.htm sci-fi romance 50K and up
http://www.draumrpublishing.com/submissions.php 50K
http://www.eternalpress.biz/submissions.php 20K and up
http://www.hellfirepublishing.com/submissions.html 3K and up
http://maydecemberpublications.com/submissions/ 9K and up
http://nakedsnakepress.net/?page_id=52 erotic horror, edgy YA, 5K and up
https://museituppublishing.com/bookstor ... &Itemid=97 3K; 45K
http://www.queeredfiction.com/submissions say sci-fi, 15K; 60k
http://www.rainstormpress.com/p/submissions.html 25K; 50K
http://www.severedpress.com/submissions.html#novels zombie novels
http://www.tartaruspress.com/submissions.htm weird; 75K
http://www.trytium.com/faqs 35K and up
http://www.untreedreads.com/?page_id=1039 3K and up
http://www.postmortem-press.com/submiss ... elines.php 50K and up
http://www.dantesheart.com/Submissions.html 6K and up
http://www.hadleyrillebooks.com/whatwea ... ngfor.html short sci fi archeology novels
http://www.evernightpublishing.com/page ... sions.html 15K and over
http://www.divertirpublishing.com/submissions.html 0; 7.5K; 50K
http://www.otherworldpublications.com/submissions.htm 2K; 55K
http://www.roguephoenixpress.com/rogue_ ... ss_002.htm 5K; 50K
http://rawdogscreamingpress.submishmash.com/submit 40K and up

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Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:04 pm
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pettybage says...

It's been half a year since I posted this list of publishers. Since then one of them has published a thing by me, three more have just sent contacts, and another one is deliberating, and I very much like to think that this is just the beginning of a long, fun, and fulfilling journey.

So go for it, y'all, it's totally possible. And all my stuff that got picked up was first reviewed on this wonderful website. Under a bunch of identities, haha.

I haven't been active for a while, and I'll only symbolically active here from now on - suddenly there's so much to do... And yet - thank you YWS, thank you Nate, and thanks to all the members who ever helped me raise my level.

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AlfredSymon says...

Penguin seems to be very easy to contact...

Hmmm, do they publish for...free?
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:15 am
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pettybage says...

Here's a publisher list for people who want to have short books published. The first category is more or less respectable people accepting little books of around 10 000 words, or slightly more, or even less; the second category is for publishers accepting small books around 15K in length; the third category is for 20K.

That's for all you guys who don't want to jump into the mega novel writing trip yet, but feel you can write a bunch of tiny books which should be published.

ON PAYMENT - IMPORTANT: all the publishers listed pay royalties and do not take any money from the author. Never ever work with people who want to take money from you under any guise. Not 'for editing', not 'for copyright', not 'for design', not 'for marketing', not for anything.

Vanity publishing is for grannies who want the poems of their deceased husbands available to gift to relatives. Young Authors should steer clear of vanity publishers. Only ever work with people who pay you.

And once you have a few little things out with little non-vanity publishers - try to jump to the next level of agents and advance-paying publishers. Good luck to all.

P.S. Eight of my projects started here, of those five are already picked up, contracts and everything, two are still floating around, one will probably be cannibalized for something else.
Four short stories that appeared here first are published now as well.
YWS is a wonderful place to learn, so learn! :D

1. http://wolfsingerpubs.com/Guidelines.html sci-fi and fant
2. http://www.worldcastlepublishing.com/su ... lines.html
3. http://www.solsticepublishing.com/
4. http://www.wildchildpublishing.com/inde ... page&id=16 everything
5. http://www.untreedreads.com/?page_id=1039 all spec+myst+thriller+lit+crazy reprints
6. http://www.otherworldpublications.com/submissions/ para; myst; sci-fi; fant
7. http://nevermetpress.com/products#.TxGTvvmCN6E sci-fi; fant; steampunk
8. http://www.hellfirepublishing.com/fantasy.html all spec + thrillers +YA
9. http://www.damnationbooks.com/submissions.php dark specs and thrillers DONE
10. http://www.gothic.net/submissions/ horror
11. http://museituppublishing.com/bookstore ... &Itemid=97 everything spec + YA + mystery, open Mar 2012
12. http://www.roguephoenixpress.com/rogue_ ... ss_002.htm all spec + crime + YA
13. http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/DMB-Submissions.htm horror
14. http://www.changelingpress.com/submissions.php 10K and up sexy spec
15. http://bloodboundbooks.net/projects.html all spec; horror
16. http://www.eirelander-publishing.com/Su ... lines.aspx 5K and up all spec
17. http://www.freyasbower.com/index.php?ma ... 7a3f763e7e
18. http://www.total-e-bound.com/submission ... l93j6c715&
19. http://www.breathlesspress.com/Page/submissions
20. http://wildrosepress.us/publisher/index ... &Itemid=44 7.5K and up
21. http://www.uncialpress.com/submissions.html 5K and up
22. http://whispershome.com/submissions/ 5K and up
23. http://www.stormmoonpress.com/submissions.aspx 5K and up
24. http://www.otherworldpublications.com/submissions/ 2K and up
25. http://www.changelingpress.com/submissions.php 10K and up, good earn out
26. http://www.jasminejade.com/t-writerscircle.aspx 7K and up, romance male POV, good earn out
27. http://www.twbpress.com/submissions.html spec thriller 6K - 14K
28. http://museituppublishing.com/bookstore ... &Itemid=97 3K and up, all spec.
29. http://www.sourcebooks.com/authors/subm ... lines.html 1K – 30K middlegrade
30. http://diamondheartpress.com/submissions/ chapter books 5K – 25K
31. http://notesandgracenotes.submishmash.com/submit chapter books
32. http://www.entangledpublishing.com/subm ... formation/ 10K and up
33. https://beautifultroublepublishing.com/xcart/Fantasy/ romance spec 3K and up
34. http://engagebooks.ca/about-us/what-we-publish 5K and up, sci-fi; 60K and up 
35. http://www.phase5publishing.com/submit.htm all lengths all spec
36. http://www.lillibridgepress.com/submissions all lengths all spec
37. http://twentyorlesspress.com/submissions/ all spec up to 20

38. http://www.harlequin.com/articlepage.ht ... &chapter=0
39. http://www.coolwellpress.com/pages/submissions sci-fi; fant; mystery; thrillers; YA
40. http://burstbooks.ca/cms.php?id_cms=7 paranormal, sci-fi, urban, steampunk
41. http://www.evernightpublishing.com/page ... sions.html 15K-100K urban fantasy
42. http://www.sugarnspicepress.com/index.p ... age=page_3 15K and up
43. http://www.resplendencepublishing.com/7.html?sm=37759 12K and up
44. http://www.amirapress.com/index.php?mai ... 4gpvff8ve5
45. http://carinapress.com/blog/submission-guidelines/ harlequin imprint, 15K and over, all spec
46. http://www.etreasurespublishing.com/pag ... sions.html 15k and over all spec

47. http://www.lyricalpress.com/submissions.php urban fantasy
48. http://www.darkfuse.com/submission-guid ... thors.html horror (Brian Keene)
49. http://www.harlequin.com/articlepage.ht ... &chapter=0
50. http://crescentmoonpress.com/submissions.html all speculative
51. http://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/pages.php?pageid=15 novellas 18K and up
52. http://www.xcitebooks.com/write-for-xcite.html
53. http://oceroticbooks.com/ebooks/novelette
54. http://www.sirenbookstrand.com/submissions/ 20K and up, good earn out.
55. http://www.jasminejade.com/t-writerscircle.aspx 18K and up female romance
56. http://www.loose-id.com/submissions.aspx 20K and up, good earn out
57. http://krakenpress.com/submission-guidelines/ accept novellas, horror spec
58. http://gravesidetales.com/guidelines horror 20K and up
59. http://www.ifwgpublishing.com/ novellas all spec

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Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:33 pm
Twinkle4ever says...

what is 'K'? is it KB?
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Rosendorn says...

K is usually thousand. 50K= 50,000. So, 20K= they'll publish something 20,000 words long.
A writer is a world trapped in a person— Victor Hugo

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Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:16 pm
sherineahmed says...

thanks for your effort. this is really helpful but i have to ask how do you present your work to them do you have to write a book proposal ? and what is the fair average of the money given to the writer ? please reply

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Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:15 am
Rosendorn says...

Whether or not you submit book proposals often depends on the publisher in question. Look into this yourself.

And, honestly, advances and payments can vary quite extensively depending on how well known you are, how much edits like the story, and the size of the publisher. There is no single "fair price" for a story.
A writer is a world trapped in a person— Victor Hugo

Ink is blood. Paper is bandages. The wounded press books to their heart to know they're not alone.

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Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:51 pm
boydprint says...

If you are looking for a publisher beware of any who want you to pay them to publish and market your book, 9 times out of 10 you will be out thousands of dollars and nobody will buy your book.
Self-publishing is often the best option - self-publish, sell 500 to 1000 copies then send your sales results with a marketing plan with your manuscript.
For more information, in detail, you can contact me.

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