Severed Press is open for submissions, and we want to hear from talented writers of horror and science fiction looking to have their work published. We give full consideration to any submission that offers a well-presented story while adhering to our guidelines.
That’s what we want, but the presentation is up to you.
Fiction can be serious, downbeat, comedic and satirical, or maybe just scary as hell. Be creative and mix it up! A good story that’s well told is what matters most to us.
Unsolicited submissions from published and new authors alike will be considered for publication provided that the manuscript conforms to the relevant genre(s) listed above and aligns with our general standards for publication.
All fiction submissions should offer a strong plot with stimulating and logically ordered content, and feature fully developed and realized characters. Above all else, it must be well written.
Please indicate in the cover letter if this is a simultaneous submission, or exclusive to Severed Press.
An example of a simultaneous submission would be a manuscript that you submitted to us, and other publishers or agents as well. We do not have a policy against simultaneous submissions, but as a courtesy, we do request that you notify us as soon as possible if your work has been accepted for publication or representation elsewhere.
Severed Press only accepts a small number of submissions for publication. We carefully consider each manuscript we receive, and if the title is of interest to us, an editor will contact you within 21 days. Once the title is approved for publication you will receive a legal contract from us that you will be able to review independently.
Due to the large number of submissions we only contact authors in the affirmative. If you have not been contacted within twenty one days please submit your manuscript to another publisher.