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Call for Submissions

NOSETOUCH PRESS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NOVEL SUBMISSIONS

SUBMISSION PERIOD:
November 1, 2019–January 7, 2020

THE FIENDS IN THE FURROWS II: More Tales of Folk Horror

Folk Horror continues to stalk sunlit fields and shadowed groves with its grafting of the mundane and the sublime. The pervasive themes of isolation, paranoia, depravity, loss of individuality, and rustic madness captivate and terrify audiences.

Nosetouch Press is pleased to conjure up FIENDS IN THE FURROWS II: More Tales of Folk Horror, a call for submissions for Folk Horror from around the world—from Britain and Ireland, to continental Europe, to North and South America, Africa, and Asia.

We encourage writers to continue to explore the wilderness of Folk Horror, while honoring the elemental essence of this subgenre’s tangled, grasping roots.

Send your best original Folk Horror stories of 4,000 to 8,000 words. Submissions that are chosen will be paid $.04 a word. No poems or reprints, please.

Email entries to submissions@nosetouchpress.com .doc or .rtf format • Please state “FIENDS 2” in the subject line.

 

NOVEL SUBMISSIONS

NOSETOUCH PRESS BOOKS REPRESENT A RETURN TO CLASSIC STORYTELLING AND BOOK DESIGN IN A MODERN LITERARY EXPERIENCE. WE CONSIDER MATERIAL FROM ANY WRITER, AND CONSIDER IT ONLY ON THE BASIS OF MERIT. WE ARE ALWAYS EAGER TO WORK WITH NEW AND TALENTED WRITERS.

  • For our science fiction, we consider stories that have science or technology integral to the story, whether it be physical, sociological or psychological. Stories must be strongly-written, evocative, with believable characters, regardless of who (or what) they are, and where.
  • For our horror, we are looking for dark, weird fiction, whether gritty realist work or rampantly paranormal fiction. We favor strong literary style to our horror, and favor stories that do not rely solely on splatter or gore to sell themselves, but on dark, compelling narratives of horror and terror. We particularly love a good ghost story.
  • For our fantasy, we are looking for powerfully-plotted tales with magic integral to the story, with strong characters, whether heroes or heroines. We like sword & sorcery as well as high-fantasy, but favor originality over shopworn narratives.
  • For our mystery stories, we welcome every type of mystery tale, whether classic, paranormal, suspense, espionage, psychological, deductive puzzles—stories that must be about a crime of some sort, and require the reader to sort them out and challenge their minds. Style can run the gamut, from hard-boiled to fanciful and light-hearted, but the mystery must be a good one.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Sword & Sorcery
  • Paranormal Mysteries
  • Historical Mysteries
  • Ghost/Haunted House Stories
  • Paranormal Thrillers
  • Paranoid Thrillers
  • Social Science Fiction
  • Philosophical Science Fiction
  • Psychological Horror
  • Gothic Horror

NOSETOUCH PRESS OFFERS:

  • A professionally designed book—includes cover and interior, to industry standard
  • A professionally edited book
  • A competitive royalty
  • Ebook distribution through Amazon.com
  • Paperback distribution through Amazon.com, Createspace.com, and extended distribution channels, including Amazon Europe
  • Sell sheet for your book
  • Inclusion in the Nosetouch Press Catalog (PDF)
  • Web page on the Nosetouch Press website
  • Advertising and promotion through all Nosetouch Press social media channels and platforms

We currently do not distribute paperback books through major brick & mortar booksellers, nor do we pay advances on royalties.

ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

Electronic Submissions

We accept only electronic submissions. Please email your submissions to submissions @ nosetouchpress.com.and include all submissions as an attachment (.doc or .rtf). Please list the anthology title in your subject line.

Our review process can take 1–3 months, depending on the volume of submissions received and our production schedule. Good fits for Nosetouch Press are carefully read and reviewed. We greatly appreciate your patience and understand that we have great respect for writers, and will let you know as soon as we’ve reached our final decision. Thank you for your interest in Nosetouch Press.

 

Submission Format

Manuscripts should be submitted in .doc or .rtf format and standard manuscript formatting (double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman, italics okay).

Author’s name and address (including e-mail and phone number) should be included on the first page of the manuscript (top left), along with word count (top right). Please avoid using unusual or nonstandard typefaces, and do not leave extra spaces between paragraphs, and do not use tabs to indent.

 

Payment

At this time, we currently pay the stated rate with the Anthology call for submissions.

 

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