Thursday, October 30, 2014

Call for Submissions

Third Person Press is pleased to announce that we will be open to submissions of novel-length manuscripts during the month of February, 2015.

What we’re looking for:

Completed speculative fiction novels, YA or adult, of between 70,000 and 100,000 words.

Submissions must be in the speculative fiction genre. This includes: science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, paranormal, steampunk, etc. and all their various sub-genres. Manuscripts that combine genres, such as mystery and science fiction, or romance and fantasy, are welcome, but all stories must include some speculative element.

For this submission period, we will be open to submissions from writers in Atlantic Canada.

What we're NOT looking for:

  • stories or chapter books for younger readers.
  • fan fiction, pornography, erotica, or excessive/gratuitous vulgarity, violence or gore.
  • collections of short stories


Submissions received before the submission period opens will be discarded unread.

Full guidelines for what to send us will be posted here by January 15, 2015.  A three-to-five page synopsis will be required.

If you wish, you can join or subscribe to our site to be notified of updates.

If you’re not sure what constitutes speculative fiction, or want to increase the chances that we’ll love your submission, please read our general guidelines. You might also want to check out this essay and our series of blog posts aimed at helping writers fix story problems.

We're excited to be embarking on a new venture with Third Person Press. Get those novels ready!

1 comment:

  1. Will you require that a submitted manuscript be completely unseen, or are self-published POD novels be valid?