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What We're Looking For...

  • We strongly recommend reading a few of our issues to get a sense of the fiction we publish; the same senior editors who read the short fiction will read for the novellas.

  • If you do not thoroughly consider the craft, sentences, and rhythm when you write, you are probably not a good fit for us.

  • We have no content preferences, but an interesting premise never hurts. 


  • Novella submissions are currently open. We’re hoping to publish our first novella in late 2020.

  • Novella submissions typically take six months. Feel free to reach out to us if you've been in consideration for longer.

  • If your work is selected, our editors will work with your to polish the work as much as possible for publication.




  • Fiction only.

  • 10,000-30,000 words recommended. We’ll consider works slightly outside of these parameters, but don’t push them too much. 40,000 words, for instance, is a novel, not a novella.

  • A standard, 12-point font and single-spacing is preferred. 

  • Excerpts of the novella may have been published individually, but never more than 50% of the novella.

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know immediately if the work has been accepted elsewhere.

  • Submit works written in English only, no translations.

  • Please submit your manuscript in a .doc, .docx, or PDF format.

  • Base submission cost is $20. Additionally, we are offering a $30 dollar submission option that will include a print copy of our first novella. We will ship to the address provided on your submittable account



  • Any novella writer selected for publication will receive $400 dollars and 10 copies of their novella, both granted upon publication.

  • A print run of the winning novella will be sold on our website, through affiliate bookstores, and will be nationally and internationally distributed by Ingram. 

  • The winner will also have the opportunity to be interviewed about their work; the interview will be published in the novella following the story.

  • After the first 200 copies are sold, the writer gets 10% royalties. Copies bought by or awarded to the writer do not count toward the number of copies sold.

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