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Open Call: Timber Ghost Press


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Timber Ghost Press: Novels and Novellas


Timber Ghost Press is looking to publish high-quality ​horror fiction to include cosmic horror, weird horror, sci-fi/horror, gothic, and contemporary. We especially love cosmic horror, wilderness horror, and Old West mixed with horror.



SUBMISSION WINDOW:

July 1st - 7th 2023


WORDCOUNT:


  • Novels: 40k -- 90k

  • Novellas: 25k -- 40k

  • Novelettes: 11k -- 25k


PAYMENT:


Timber Ghost Press pays 50% net royalties on all eBooks and 30% net royalties on paperback books. If accepted, we will pay a $35 advance on novelettes, a $50 advance on novellas and single-author collections, and a $75 advance on novels..



 

WHAT THEY'RE SEEKING:


Timber Ghost Press is looking to publish high-quality ​horror fiction to include cosmic horror, weird horror, sci-fi/horror, gothic, and contemporary. We especially love cosmic horror, wilderness horror, and Old West mixed with horror.


We are looking for both new and seasoned authors. If you have never published before, we want to hear from you. If you're a seasoned spinner of dark tales, we want to hear from you. Basically, we want to hear from you.


We are currently looking for novels/novellas/novelettes/and single-author collections that fall into the following horror categories:

  • Hauntings

  • Possession

  • Cosmic Horror

  • Weird Horror

  • Sci-Fi/Horror

  • Old West/Horror


PLEASE DON'T SEND:


  • Child abuse/pedophilia

  • Gore/extreme violence just for the shock factor

  • We are not interested in fantasy or slashers


REPRINTS: [YES/NO]


SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


EXTRA INFORMATION:


Timber Ghost Press does not discriminate in any manner and is open to submissions from authors of any race, religion, or sexual preference.


FORMATTING GUIDELINES:


Submit your stories using Shunn formatting guidelines. It is in your best interest to submit a clean manuscript that you've taken the time to revise and edit. I can almost guarantee you that we will reject it if we receive a manuscript full of errors and typos.


SUBMITTING:



Please include in cover letter:


  • Name

  • Pen Name (if applicable)

  • Email

  • First three chapters or the first 5000 words of your manuscript

  • Synopsis

  • Let us know if it is part of a series (we're open to series)

  • Previous publishing history (if applicable)


ESTIMATED RESPONSE TIME:


Please allow us up to 90 days to respond to your submission. If you haven't heard back after 90 days, feel free to reach out and ask about the status of the submission. Depending on the number of submissions we receive, we may or may not give personalized feedback.



 

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