Submissions

Festive-themed Novellas

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2018 has been tough, and we’re only halfway through. We’re gonna need some hot cocoa, a cozy story, and a warm blanket by the time the end of the year rolls by.
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Twelfth Planet Press is looking to publish a series of festive-themed novellas that will bring joy, laughter and comfort. 
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We’re looking for a diverse range of authors, story settings, time periods, cultural backgrounds and protagonists. We are a science fiction, fantasy and horror publishing house, however for this call, we are also open to crime, romance, and contemporary fiction. The most important aspects of your story should be that it is set at or near the end of the year, and include or revolve around the festive season – for example Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, New Years Eve.
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We’re interested in hearing from marginalised writers: for example, people under the QUILTBAG umbrella, including intersex people; people of colour, including Indigenous and Native writers from around the world; and disabled people. That said, we also welcome stories from authors who aren’t marginalised. Please don’t self-reject – we want your stories! If you feel your intersections are relevant to your story, you may mention them in your cover letter, but this is not required. We respect your privacy.
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Your novella should be between 17 000 and 40 000 words.
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It should not have been published previously in any medium, including limited audience media such as Patreon. Publication will be by ebook. Payment will be by way of an advance of US$300 against royalties of 40% of all monies received by the publisher, paid twice yearly.
Please note: we do not send payment by way of cheque.
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Submissions will open on 1 August 2018 and close on 31 August 2018.
To submit your novella, head over here
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No multiple submissions or simultaneous submissions.
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Novella Series

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We will be open for general genre novella submissions in September 2018.

We want new work written for us. And we want this call to to reach far and wide.

We are looking to build a kickass series of novellas that defines and redefines the Twelfth Planet Press brand. We want gritty pieces that challenge the system and punch the patriarchy in the face. We want stories that resist and rebel… and maybe also books that comfort & inspire. For when things are bad out there in the world. We are looking for books that feed the angry soul.

We’re interested in hearing from marginalised writers more generally: for example, people under the QUILTBAG umbrella, including intersex people; people of colour, including Indigenous and Native writers from around the world; and disabled people. That said, we also welcome stories from authors who aren’t marginalised. Please don’t self-reject – we want your stories! If you feel your intersections are relevant to your story, you may mention them in your cover letter, but this is not required. We respect your privacy.

We’re looking for a diverse range of authors, story settings, time periods, cultural backgrounds and protagonists. Magic, history, fantasy, steampunk and science fiction are all welcome. We are also looking for fun, light crime novellas that fit within our Deadlines imprint.

Your novella should be between 17 000 and 40 000 words.
It should be considered fantasy, science fiction, horror, or crime and not published previously in any medium, including limited audience media such as Patreon. Publication is by ebook in the first instance. Payment is by way of an advance of US$300 and royalties of 40% of all monies received by the publisher, paid twice yearly.

Submissions will open on 1 September 2018 and close on 30 November 2018

Submit your novella here: https://twelfthplanetpress.moksha.io/publication/twelfth-planet-press/3/submit

No multiple submissions or simultaneous submissions. We aim to respond to all submissions by the end of January 2019.

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We are CURRENTLY CLOSED to all other submissions.

This page shall be updated once our submission status changes. We are unable to give an ETA for when this may change. We are currently working through our current projects. 

General Guidelines

Submissions must be made via email. Standard rules for formatting are expected; authors should submit manuscripts that are proofread, clean and easy to read. See particular projects for further information.

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