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Open Call for Gothic and Literary Horror Fiction

Date: Thu January 20 2022 12:00 am to Mon March 28 2022 11:59 pm

Dark Lake Publishing LLP is excited to open a call for Gothic/Literary Fiction novels and novellas. Novels should be about 50-100k words and Novellas 20-40k words. This is not an inflexible rule, so please let us know if your manuscript falls a bit outside of these limitations in your submission email. No simultaneous or multiple submissions nor reprints for novels or novellas are accepted. 

Genres we accept:

Gothic Horror/fiction, Literary Horror/fiction, Historical fiction with gothic elements, Literary Historical Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Dark/Epic fantasy, Ghost/Haunted House Stories, and Psychological Horror.

Genres we don’t accept:

YA, Poetry collections, Splatterpunk Horror, Shock horror, Romcoms, basically we avoid anything that doesn’t have a gothic or dark feel to it in this submission call.

We will not consider

Your work if it is previously published or it includes an erotic theme, child-abuse, extreme gore, homophobia, transphobia, or any derogatory term used toward any culture, race or sexuality. 

Response Time:

Dark Lake Publishing LLP expects you to be patient. We don’t want to miss any great story, so we would be giving our earnest attention to each submission. Please allow us a 3-4 months reading period for your submission. Once we finish reviewing your work, we will notify you about our decision via email.

What Dark Lake Publishing LLP Offers:

 A professionally edited book.
 Industry Standard Book Cover and interior Design.
 An advance of $100 for novella and $250 for novel, including 35% royalty on print books and 45% on eBooks.
 Marketing and promotion of your book.
 You will receive 10 paperback author copies with a 15% discount on every book from Dark Lake Publishing LLP.




For more information and submissions, visit the Dark Lake Publishing website at: https://darklakepublishing.com/submissions-guidelines/index.html

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