SUBMISSIONS

ANTHOLOGIES: At this time, we are primarily seeking short stories between 500 and 7500 words for themed anthologies. These submissions will be given priority.

GRAPHIC NOVELS: We are now open to graphic novel submissions. Submitted projects must be complete. Reprints will be considered as long as they are not available through another publisher or online service, whether paid or unpaid.

NOVELS, NOVELLAS, NOVELETTES & SHORT FICTION: We are currently open to novels (65,000 words minimum), novellas (20,000-40,000 words), novelettes (7,500-20,000 words), and short stories (500-7,500 words). Please note that we will only publish works that are under 40,000 words as part of an anthology, so please ensure that you either have a collection of stories ready, or that your story fits one of our themed anthologies listed below.

You will be notified whether your submission is accepted or rejected. For anthology pieces, you will be notified no later than four weeks after the submission deadline. For all other pieces, you will be notified within 10 weeks of the date of your submission. If you have not received a response by that time, please email us.

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Guidelines

First and foremost, all submissions must be horror.

However, we recognize that horror is a very broad and nuanced genre. To that end, we’ll read stories that fit into other genres (thriller, family drama, coming of age, science fiction, fantasy, comedy, romance, et cetera) as long as the story contains horror, and as long as horror is integral to the narrative.

ALL submissions MUST meet the following requirements (documents that do not meet these guidelines will be returned to authors for correction):

1. 12-point Times New Roman font ONLY (no other fonts, please)

2. Use “SMART QUOTES”

3. Submit all documents as an attachment in .doc, .docx, or .pages format

Submit via email to soteirapress@gmail.com

In the body of the email, include your name and contact information.

Unpublished stories are given preference, but we consider reprints on a case by case basis, as long as all rights have reverted to the author.

If your previously unpublished piece is accepted for publication in an anthology, we take First Print and Electronic Publishing Rights, with exclusivity for twelve months from the date of publication.

If we accept your reprint for publication in an anthology, we take nonexclusive reprint rights.

A copy of our publishing contract is available upon request.

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Open Submissions: Anthologies

These are general guidelines for ALL anthology submissions.

We’re looking for stories between 500-7500 words. A few words under or over won’t necessarily disqualify a story, but please keep as close to the guidelines as possible.

Stories MUST fit within the horror genre.

What Monsters Do For Love

An anthology dedicated to both human and inhuman monsters, and the things—wonderful, monstrous, and everything in between—that they do for love.

Stories must be horror, they must be original, and they must fit the anthology theme.

Submissions close 31 October, 2019. Our target is 50 stories. There is no limit on the number of submissions per author, but we reserve the right to limit the number of accepted stories per author.

As payment, authors will receive royalties divided by word count.

Horror USA: Texas

The second entry in an anthology series showcasing horror in every state, “Horror USA: Texas” is all about the terrors, horrors, creeps, and shrieks found in Texas.

Stories must be horror, they must be original, and must take place in Texas.

The submission deadline is 31 October 2019. Our target is 50 stories. There is no limit on the number of submissions per author, but we reserve the right to limit the number of accepted stories per author.

As payment, authors will receive royalties divided by word count.

Horror USA: Washington

The third entry in an anthology series showcasing horror in every state, “Horror USA: Washington” is all about the terrors, horrors, creeps, and shrieks found in Washington State.

PLEASE NOTE: Stories must be horror, they must be original, and they must take place in Washington State.

The submission deadline is 31 October 2019. The anthology target is 50 stories. There is no limit on the number of submissions per author, but we reserve the right to limit the number of accepted stories per author.

As payment, authors will receive royalties divided by word count.

UPCOMING

Upcoming Submission Opportunities

Please check back regularly for updates on upcoming projects.

A Monster Told Me Bedtime Stories

Horrifying bedtime stories to induce nightmares. Submissions opening soon!

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Horror USA: Louisiana

The fourth entry in an anthology series showcasing horror in every state, “Horror USA: Louisiana” is all about the terrors, horrors, creeps, and shrieks found in the Pelican State. Submissions opening soon!

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Horror USA: Alaska

The fifth entry in an anthology series showcasing horror in every state, “Horror USA: Alaska” is all about the terrors, horrors, creeps, and shrieks found in The Last Frontier. Submissions opening soon!

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Horror USA: Hawaii

The sixth entry in an anthology series showcasing horror in every state, “Horror USA: Hawaii” is all about the terrors, horrors, creeps, and shrieks found in the Aloha State. Submissions opening soon!