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HORROR

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We are actively acquiring agented and unagented Horror fiction including Own Voices, marginalized voices, inclusive and diverse stories. We’re looking for strong writers of all ethnicities, races, sexualities, gender identities, abilities and ages, whose stories have something fresh to offer in the Horror genre.​

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • completed manuscript at 80,000 to 100,000 words
  • we accept email submissions as WORD attachments
  • always include a 1-3 page synopsis (including the ending)
  • a short query letter within the body of the email
  • if you have a track record, please include your sales history
  • please allow 8-12 weeks for response


HOW TO SUBMIT:
A full submission should be emailed to horror@sourcebooks.com and should include the following:

A query letter with:

  • written within the body of the email
  • title and word count of proposed book
  • short (1-2 paragraph) overview of book
  • brief bio of author including previous books published (including pseudonyms), sales history (number of books sold to readers, not to publishers), awards and contests won. If you are a debut, please mention this

A full synopsis:

  • attached as a WORD document
  • 1-3 pages
  • including key plot details and the ending
  • a header or footer on each page that includes: book title, page number, author or agent name, email address

A complete manuscript:

  • attached as a WORD document
  • a header or footer on each page that includes: book title, page number, author or agent name, and email address

Please send submissions by email to horror@sourcebooks.com

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