Mask Magazine is accepting submissions for a special themed issue called SUBSTANCE(S)—stories about how we assess our intake of food, beverages, caffeine, and drugs as well as how we habitually enjoy it. Topics can include emotional eating, food obsessions, beverage toxicity paranoia, dieting compulsively, smoking addictions, etc.
I have compiled the newest book imprints that have either launched this year or will launch later in the year. For submission guidelines, visit the publisher’s website. In case the publisher has no formal guidelines online, request them via email. Usually on the publisher’s Contact Us page you will discover if the publisher is closed or open for submissions, and whom to contact.
Harper Voyager, an established sci-fi/fantasy imprint of Harpercollins Publishers, has debuted its own sub-imprint called 31 Harper Voyager Impulse, which will publish digital first eBooks beginning this summer. The Impulse imprint will allow Harper Voyager to expand its reach into the digital space where younger readers demand more fan-based, fast-paced, action-driven ebooks.
Double Dragon Publishing, which has been publishing speculative fiction titles for more than a decade, is inviting authors to submit their unpublished sci-fi, fantasy or horror manuscript for publication as part of the company’s 2015 book release schedule.
Publisher Deron Douglas will also consider themes of time-travel, future fiction, gothic, magical realism, alternate history, and other spec fiction sub-genres. Manuscript length is usually under 40K words.
The following book publishers have recently opened or announced their need for manuscript submissions from both emerging and professional authors.
Intrigue Publishing (est. 2012)
Cheltenham, MD 20623
Denise Camacho, Publisher
Specialty: mystery and thriller novels
Current needs: Intrigue Publishing is now expanding into other genres and is reviewing manuscripts in Young Adult (YA), Crime Drama, Urban Drama and Sensual Romance. Manuscript length: 60K-100K words. The publisher pays competitive royalties, plus an advance against royalties depending on mass appeal.