SUBMIT TO BLEEDING INK
Bleeding Ink Publishing is currently seeking high-quality novel-length speculative fiction submissions of all types—specifically, novels in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements—for both adult and teen readers. Bring us your paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, science fiction, mysteries, and other genre fiction—we’d love to see it.
WE ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN STORIES WITH:
- Original ideas
- Interesting and relatable characters
- Jump off the page dialogue
- Strong plots
- Compelling science or magic systems
- Unique settings
- Rich details
We are not interested in contemporary romance, erotica, religious fiction, short stories, children’s books, middle-grade fiction (ages 15 and younger), overly gruesome horror, or poetry. We do not publish non-fiction.
We are excited to work with both emerging and established authors and are open to both agented and unagented submissions.
Novels should be between 70K and 130K words. We will not consider work less than 60K words.
We accept simultaneous submissions.
**NOTE: Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will be automatically rejected. **
AGENTED SUBMISSIONS ONLY:
Please contact us with a brief proposal, a plot summary, 3-5 comp titles, and a note with the author’s platform/social reach in addition to the complete manuscript as an .doc or .pdf attachment.
Please send us a query with the genre, wordcount, and a brief blurb in addition to your first chapter IN THE BODY of your email, as well as any relevant publishing experience and links to your website and/or social media accounts. Your subject line should be “Submission: (Title of Manuscript)”
*Do not send your entire manuscript until asked to do so.
We accept electronic submissions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not accept paper/snail mail queries. Hard-copy queries and manuscripts sent to us will not be considered or returned.
On average it can take up to 3 months to respond to your submission. Please follow our submission guidelines, the more accurate you are, the smoother the submission process will be. If you have not received a response in 3 months, please send us a ‘nudge’ with the original query and “Follow up” as the subject.