Please note: This is copied from the Curiosity Quills website. Please check there for the latest submission guidelines!
Curiosity Quills Press is the publishing arm of Curiosity Quills, a publisher of hard-hitting dark sci-fi, speculative fiction, and paranormal works aimed at adults, young adults, and new adults. We are also a purveyor of anthologies thereof.
We provide our authors with a flexible array of quality premium services, marketing support, and technical know-how, while ensuring that these literary marauders are truly the cream of the crop through a highly selective acquisition process.
Note: In addition to published works, we are also interested in blogger contributions to our literary portal.
- Speculative Fiction / Dark Sci-Fi / Traditional Sci-Fi
- Paranormal and Urban Fantasy
- Steampunk / NeoVictorian
- Mystery / Crime Thrillers
- New Adult / Upper YA (protags in late teens, early 20′s)
- Young Adult (protags in mid-to-late teens)
- Quirky/Humorous Fiction (in any of the above genres)
We also accept Graphic Novels in the above genres.
What we’re looking for:
- Thought-provoking, mind-twisting rollercoasters – challenge our mind, turn our world upside down, and make us question. Those are the makings of a true literary marauder.
- Serialization Potential – If your work was made with serialization in mind, we want to hear from you. If not – that’s okay! We still want to hear from you.
- Agented submission are not required, but will receive precedence over unagented ones.
- Length Guidelines: Keep in mind, these are just guidelines – we DO make exceptions.
- Novellas: 15k-45k words
- Young Adult: 45k to 75k words
- New Adult / Upper YA Novels: 60k-100k words
- Adult Novels: 70k-120k words
To submit a manuscript for consideration, please send an email to one of the addresses below with the following information:
- A one-page query letter containing your genre, title, wordcount, and a brief blurb about the book.
- The first five (5) double-spaced pages
- For serialized works, please include information about update frequency, update length, and projected series duration.
- Established authors are welcome to query with a standard proposal package of three chapters, a synopsis, and a query.
- PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSONAL WRITING CREDENTIALS, AWARDS, REVIEWS, OR PROMOTIONAL LINKS
Manuscript Format Requirements:
If your manuscript is requested, please make sure to format it according to the following:
- RTF, DOC, or TXT files only
- 12 pt Times New Roman font (if applicable)
- double-spaced (if applicable)
- .5″ indents (if applicable)
Note: Unless we request a revise and resubmit, full manuscript rejections are final.