Submissions

Thank you for your interest in publishing with us! Please review our submissions guidelines prior to submitting your query to us. It will save everyone a headache! To answer a question we have previously been asked YES! we accept international submissions.

Submissions Requirements: Novel
Queries must contain the following information to be considered for publication:

  • Writer’s full name (and pen name if applicable) and introduction
  • Title and genre of the book
  • Word count
  • The first two chapters of the work attached in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format. Other formats will not be accepted.
  • synopsis of the book. This should not exceed 500 words.

We expect manuscripts to be between 60,000 words and 100,000 words for most genres. Please do not send us a full manuscript unless it is requested.

Submissions Requirements: Short Stories
We do not accept short stories except for collections. If we are not seeking pieces for a collection your work will be rejected.

  • Writer’s full name (and pen name if applicable) and introduction
  • Which collection you are submitting to
  • Title and genre of the work
  • Word count
  • The work attached in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format. Other formats will not be accepted.

Simultaneous Submissions and Previously Published Manuscripts
We accept simultaneous submissions and understand authors must do this in order to be published within a reasonable amount of time. We are unable to accept previously published manuscripts (unless exclusively self-published) due to the legal ramifications of this. Failure to disclose previous publication of a manuscript will result in rejection or contract termination.

Preferred Genres
Fiction

  • Fiction
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Thriller/Suspense
  • Romance
  • Paranormal
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction or Alternate History

Other

  • Tabletop Games

We will consider other genres than those listed above, however we will under no circumstances accept erotica or poetry. Poetry, unfortunately, does not sell well enough for us to be able to publish it at this time. We may publish it in our upcoming literary magazine, however. We also do not accept short stories unless they are part of a collection or being sent to the upcoming literary magazine.

All submissions should be sent to: submissions@insomnia-publishing.com