Submissions

Now OPEN for unsolicited submissions


OPEN READING PERIODS


January-February (Spring 2018)

November-December (Fall 2017)


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: FICTION


All submissions should be attached as a .doc, .docx (preferred) or a .rtf

Query with a synopsis of your book (summary of the story including characters, plot, and conclusion), and 3 sample chapters (no more than 10,000 words) to subs [at] radiantcrownpublishing.com

The subject line should read MANUSCRIPT: GENRE: TITLE: WORD COUNT

ex). MANUSCRIPT: GOTHIC HORROR: The Haunting of Radiance Crowne: 64,567

A short cover letter is required. Please include your legal name, pen name (if relevant), contact information, recent publications (if any), and include a bio of 150 words. A photo may be requested.

Our preferred length is between 60,000-90,000 words. We are partial towards speculative fiction, especially fantasy literature, with a strong plot, romantic subtext, and engaging characters. We love to see women at the forefront in particular. Novels in a series are welcome to submit. Allow up to a month to review your initial submission. Allow up to three months to review a full if requested.

Main Demographics:

Of Particular Interest:

  • Interactive fiction
  • Diverse characters
  • Lesser known sub-genres

Preferred Genre Fiction:

  • Horror
  • Fantasy
  • Science-fiction

What are we looking for? People typically on the margins at the forefront, and protagonists that are subversive and/or outright antiheroes/heroines.

Shorter poetry or prose? Check out Helios Quarterly Magazine, Selene Quarterly Magazine, Hyperion and Theia, and The Kármán (100km) Annual Chapbook Prize

Strange novelette aimed at adults? Query fiction between 7,500 – 17,000 words in length for our imprint Monogram.

Novella length suitable for eBook? Query fiction between 17,000 – 40,000 words in length for our digital and audiobook first imprint Legion.

Compelling and dark interactive fiction? Query interactive fiction/CYOA up to 90,000 words in length for our IF exclusive imprint Sphinx.

Genre fiction for themed full-color anthologies? Query fiction between 1,001 – 40,000 words for our themed anthology series Subterranean.

Adult romance with a strong speculative element? Query fiction between 30,000 – 90,000 words in length for our adult romance imprint Mythic.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: NON-FICTION


Shorter narrative nonfiction? Check out Helios Quarterly Magazine and Selene Quarterly Magazine


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: PITCH CONTESTS


All submissions should be attached as a .doc, .docx (preferred) or a .rtf

Query with a synopsis of your book (summary of the story including characters, plot, and conclusion), and 3 sample chapters (no more than 10,000 words) to subs [at] radiantcrownpublishing.com

The subject line should read #PITCHCONTEST: GENRE: TITLE: WORD COUNT

ex). #PITMAD: YA FANTASY: Echoes of Narcissus: 75,679

A short cover letter is required. Please include your legal name, pen name (if relevant), contact information, recent publications (if any), tweet that was favorited, and include a bio of 150 words.