Saturday, May 1, 2021

Wild Hunt Books Open for Submissions May 4th!


Wild Hunt Books is searching for novella-length manuscripts of between 17,500-40,000 words. 


Wild Hunt Books is searching for novella-length manuscripts of between 17,500-40,000 words. 

Project Aim

As a new publisher our aim is to showcase writing by talented new and emerging authors with the publication of three novellas in 2021/2022. We are accepting submissions by agented and unagented authors. For this list we are focusing on writers of any nationality residing in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and British and Irish authors living abroad. 

Our Flavour

We are looking for novellas that touch the following genres and styles or experiment with any of these forms, motifs and themes. To understand what we like, you can read more here. 

  • Folk Horror
  • Gothic
  • Dark Fiction
  • Folklore & Myth (originals & re-tellings)
  • Liminal spaces & uncanny elements
  • Surreal
  • Unexpected Narrators
  • Ghost Stories
  • Magical Realism
  • Fairytales (originals & re-tellings)

What You Need

A cover letter including your short biography

A synopsis of around 500-1,000 words with a complete plot of your manuscript (this includes all the spoilers). If you need help formulating your synopsis, have a look at Curtis Brown for inspiration and guidance.

The first 10,000 - 12,000 words of your manuscript (please include the title, your name and word count on the first page)

A Note from the Publisher

All writers are welcome and encouraged to submit. As stated, our mission is to identify and champion new and emerging authors. This will be our primary goal. We also highly encourage writers from marginalised communities to submit and welcome writers that identify as women, BAME, disabled, LGBTQ+, low-income, working-class and writers over the age of 50-years-old. Please drop a line if you have any questions or accessibility accommodations. 

We accept submissions from authors who already have at least one book published, but we will be focusing our attention to new authors. 

What We’re Not Looking For

Poetry, Short Story Collections, Memoirs, anthologies, non-fiction, YA, Children’s Fiction, MS outside of the word count (in short, novella-length manuscripts only, please)

Erotica, science fiction, high fantasy (think Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings), low fantasy is less of a priority

Please avoid the topic of Covid-19 as a theme, plot point or anything at all, really

Work sent that is homophobic, racist, bigoted, etc. will be ignored and no correspondence will be engaged

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