Open and forthcoming markets will be listed here.
Middle Grade/YA Science Fiction Novels
From May 1, FableCroft Publishing will be conducting an open reading period for submissions of high-quality science fiction novels for a middle-grade and younger end of young adult readership. (approximately covering 9-14 year olds).
We are explicitly not looking for dystopian stories; rather, we seek books with interesting extrapolations on our present world and/or challenging ideas (appropriate to the readership) about possible or potential futures.
We actively encourage work that explores or considers perspectives other than first world (ie: not typically the privileged, straight, white, male point of view) and are particularly keen to see premises that are not frequently seen in books for this readership.
Space exploration, alien and first contact stories are welcome but must have a strong scientific base to be considered.
Strong characterisation is essential, while overt violence or sexual themes are unlikely to be appropriate.
Works should ideally be between 20,000 and 60,000 words (depending on intended audience), unpublished, and not under consideration with any other publisher.
Open internationally to works written (or translated to) the English language.
Please send full manuscripts only as a Microsoft Word-compatible document attached to an email containing a short author biography and publication history.
Please be cautious to only submit final, proofread copy – ensure you have checked all your edits and removed all track changes in your document.
No multiple submissions.
No simultaneous submissions.
Payment will be in the form of a small advance plus royalties for print and ebook sales.
Submissions open May 1, 2015. The open reading period will continue indefinitely at this point.
General Submission Guidelines:
E-mail to fablecroft [at] gmail [dot] com as an attached Microsoft Word-compatible document.
- We do not accept submissions via snail mail.
- Please use a common reading font, size 12, with margins of at least 2cm.
- Indent the first line of each paragraphs by 0.5 (approx 1cm – do not use tabs), and indicate section breaks with a centered “#”.
- Indicate chapter breaks with a new page and a number or chapter heading.
- Include name, address, phone number, email etc at the top of the document.