ABOUT MANDATORY MIDNIGHT
WE DO NOT WANT TRADITIONALLY FORMATTED MANUSCRIPTS. Traditional manuscript writing is outdated. DO NOT SEND AN ATTACHMENT. Just c/p your manuscript into the body of an email, separate each paragraph by one line (the way you would a standard email) and send it over. The only other thing we like with it is a brief one paragraph synopsis. You may also include an author bio.
ANY WORD COUNT IS ACCEPTABLE. However, be aware that if your story is longer than 5,000 words it may be split into two parts. Longer stories could be serialized.
Please go over your manuscript two to three times with a critical eye. It may be helpful to ask someone you know who reads a lot to read your work. Ask them to be critical about the grammar, spelling, and overall structure. If you need help with editing a final draft there are several free online grammar editors available. We encourage you to make use of them. ONLY AFTER you have done this do we want your manuscript. Please understand, we want your published story to be the best representation of your work, and sometimes our editor misses the little things that standout after publication. No one wants that.
We're not opposed to comics, but any that are sent need to be a single self-contained story (a one-shot). Any page length is alright, but nothing too long. 64 pages should be the max. We prefer shorter. Do not pitch us a series. No superheroes, please. No fan-fiction. We only want your original horror, sci-fi, weird and experimental fiction. And when we say weird we mean anything that doesn't fall into a convenient genre. Do not send us incomplete pages. We will not partner you with a creative team. ONLY SEND JPEGs of completed pages. We want the entire completed story. Every page. DO NOT SEND PDFs, TIFFs or any other format. JPEGs ONLY. And DO NOT SEND A ZIP FILE OR A LINK. Attach jpegs to as many emails as it takes. Yes. Seriously. And thank you.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES.
To submit cut/paste your manuscript in the body of an email and contact the publisher directly: firstname.lastname@example.orgWorks by David Paul Harris