FableCroft Publishing

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Works should ideally be between 20,000 and 60,000 words (depending on intended audience), unpublished, and not under consideration with any other publisher.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 on May 1, 2015. The open reading period will continue indefinitely at this point.

Monsterful: stories of the awesome and the extraordinary

Submissions will open in July for the speculative fiction anthology, Monsterful: stories of the awesome and the extraordinary.

Stories should be aimed at an older teen to adult audience and between 2,000 and 12,000 words and contain speculative elements – science fiction, fantasy and horror and their sub-genres are all welcome, but we recommend researching FableCroft’s past projects for an idea of the sort of stories we publish. Generally, no erotica or splatterpunk is desirable. Please query the editor before sending stories outside those limits.

We are seeking original stories only, for first and exclusive world rights (for a period of twelve months, excluding any subsequent Year’s Best reprint request) – no reprint submissions please.

No simultaneous submissions please.

For multiple submissions, please query first.

Submissions open: July 1, 2015

Submissions close: September 30, 2015

Anticipated publication date: March 2016

Electronic submissions only. Please send story as an rtf or doc attachment to fablecroft [at] gmail [dot] com, with the subject line: SUBMISSION: Title of Story

Please be cautious to only submit final, proofread copy – ensure you have checked all your edits and removed all track changes in your document.

The editor will respond with a submission received email within 48 hours, but story selection may not occur until up to one month after the deadline. This anthology is open worldwide.

Payment will be AUD$75.00 and one contributor copy of the print book. 

Thanks to Helen Merrick for the title suggestion.

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.