Submission Guidelines

We are Currently OPEN for
Non-Fiction Submissions ONLY
for release in 2014

North American Based Authors Only Please

Read time is roughly 6 weeks.

We are most interested in detailed historical works about
haunted locations within North America.

Manuscript Length Should be between 60,000 and 110,000 words.
There is some "wiggle room" - but keep it close. 


We are ALSO OPEN to queries regarding other Non-Fiction works.
Specifically, True Crime and works related to horror/mystery in media.
For non-fiction ONLY, please send a one-two paragraph synopsis of the work, a quick review of why you are qualified to be an author/expert on the topic, and no more that two sample chapters.  Follow the fiction manuscript guidelines noted below.

 

From our FAQ on the About/Contact Page ...

What kind of books do you publish? 

We like dark fiction and some types of non-fiction. 

What's dark fiction ? 

Horror, science fiction with more menace than science, psychological thrillers, mystery, urban fantasy, you get the idea. 

What don't you publish? 

Romance, erotica, epic fantasy, fan fiction, hard science fiction, splatter-punk, experimental fiction, and poetry. 

You mentioned non-fiction, too. 

We're looking for paranormal/haunted books, media/movie books, that kind of stuff. Tales of Haunted Amusement Parks, perfect. A study of insect migration in South Dakota, allow me to refer you to B2P.  

Please use this link to submit your non-fiction work.
WE ARE CLOSED TO FICTION SUBMISSIONS at this time. 

https://postmortempress.submittable.com/submit

Other non-fiction work queries should be sent to  submit@postmortem-press.com. 

Paranormal Non-Fiction and Novels sent this address will NOT be read. 

All Submissions Should Be In The Following Format:

 MSWord Document (rtf, doc or docx)

Include the story title & your by-line at the top of the first page.

Times New Roman (or similar, easy to read font)

12 pt, double spaced

1" Margins         Left Justified (Align Text Left)     

1/4" natural paragraph indents

One space after sentence ending punctuation rather than two

Please avoid UNDERLINE - consider italics

No HARD CODED Headers, Footers, or Page Numbers

NO HARD RETURNS AT THE END OF EACH LINE

DO NOT use the space bar to indent paragraphs

Contact Information should include:

Real/Legal Name – for publishing contract

Email address

Street address – for delivery of contributor copy/royalties

Please include a short (two to four sentences) personal biography .

Please include a quick note summarizing your story in the body of the email.
Nothing huge - like what you'd see on the back of a book cover.
 
Blank subject lines & emails are subject to deletion.

We cannot accept hard copy manuscripts

 


For more information contact: 

info@postmortem-press.com

Sorry, no fan fiction.

 

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