While the official Women in Horror Month has stopped operating, the movement lives on! To celebrate Women in Horror, Timber Ghost Press is opening for novel/novella submissions from Feb 1st-14th. If you're a woman and you have a horror novel or novella, we want to read it! The guidelines are below as well as the submission form.
What We Want 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 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 and novellas that fall into the following horror categories: Hauntings Possession Cosmic Horror Weird Horror Sci-Fi/Horror Old West/Horror Gothic Horror
Timber Ghost Press is NOT looking for or interested in stories that contain: Child abuse/pedophilia Gore/extreme violence just for the shock factor We are not interested in fantasy or slashers
Novels must be between 60-90k words. Novellas must be between 25-40k words. If your manuscript falls a little outside of these limits, that is okay; just let us know in your submission email.
We do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions, nor do we accept reprints for novels or novellas. 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.
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.
Please include the following information in your 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)
Timber Ghost Press does not discriminate in any manner and is open to submissions from authors of any race, religion, or sexual preference.
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 novellas and a $50 advance on novels.
Please use the form below to submit your novel/novella to Timber Ghost Press!