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Third Estate Novel Submissions



DEADLINE [or Submission Window]:


April 15, 2024 to May 15, 2024


WORDCOUNT:


50,000 to 100,000 words


PAYMENT:


  • $300 payout prior to publication.

  • 50% royalty rate on paperback, ebook, and audiobook sales





 

WHAT THEY'RE SEEKING:


  • Three books will be selected for publication in 2025.

  • Works that align with the philosophy of Third Estate Books. Click here to read the vision statement.

  • Horror, and only horror. If you have any doubts if your book is horror, don't send it to us. 

  • Previously unpublished novels. Do not send us previously published material. This includes self-published and traditionally published material.

  • Word ranges of 50k-100k. Anything more or less will be rejected outright.


PLEASE DON'T SEND:


  • Works which promote or excuse racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ableism, or any other form of discrimination.

  • Working with sexual harassers or abusers. If that statement makes you nervous, we're not the press for you.

  • Use of A.I. We are champions of the PEOPLE, not programs! Any writing that has been created with the use of A.I. will not be accepted. It will, in fact, be mocked. 

  • Werewolf stories. Don't do it!


REPRINTS: [YES/NO]


SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


EXTRA INFORMATION:


FORMATTING GUIDELINES:


  • The first three chapters of your manuscript in Shunn format, file formats .doc or .docx only.


SUBMITTING:


  • A query letter—one page maximum—in which you explain a bit about your story and why you think it's a good fit for Third Estate Books.

  • Trigger warnings are welcome but not required.

  • Submit to: https://thirdestatebooks.moksha.io


ESTIMATED RESPONSE TIME:


  • Third Estate Books will endeavor to respond within three months. Please do not contact our staff for status inquiries until three months have elapsed since submission.


RIGHTS REQUESTED:

Five years on print, e-book, and audio book, as well as first world-wide.


 

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