Submission guidelines for our upcoming fantasy & horror short story anthology inspired by the Slavic supernatural can be found here.
Shtriga is currently closed for submissions unrelated to the anthology.
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What We’re Looking for: Genres
Urban fantasy, serial novels, character-driven magical realms. Historical fantasy gets special love, but if there’s magic in your story, give it a shot.
All types of supernatural horror welcome. Gothic tales, body horror, the macabre, disturbing imagery and dark themes will find a happy (albeit grim) home with us.
More than welcome in all speculative fiction sub-genres, but we won’t be publishing any contemporary romance. If your manuscript’s tropes have an AO3 tag, please let us know.
Don’t bury your gays. Please. Just don’t.
Slavic folk tales are our jam, as well as local fairy tales from all lands and well-researched historical settings.
While not uninterested, we’re a little less amazed by retro hard sci-fi. Quirky space dwellers and time travel welcome. Alternate history and retrofuturism even more.
Content & Formatting
Novellas: 20 000-40 000 words
Novels: 40 000-250 000 words
Solo short stories: only on submission call, 100-20 000 words
Short story collections: 25 000-75 000 words
Please note that, if your manuscript is out of the specified range, there’s still a possibility it might work for us.
Original, Unpublished Fiction
We’re only accepting fiction you’ve authored, and which hasn’t been made publicly available in any format or medium. No non-fiction and no poetry at this time.
If your manuscript is not yet finished, please include what you’ve got so far, as well as your synopsis and your projected writing schedule.
We accept submissions in .odt and .docx. Submissions in .pdf will not be reviewed. Please use Times New Roman 12, double spaced, with no tabs (use indentations instead). Please include author name and manuscript title in the document header.
Cover letter & Bio
Your cover letter should include:
your significant publishing history and awards (if applicable)
short bio (no more than 500 words)
e-mail contact information
Payment & Print info
Please note that Shtriga Books is not offering advance payment at this time. Upon manuscript acceptance, the royalties percentage from ebook sales will be stipulated in the author contract.
We work primarily with ebooks, with print on demand options.
Please send your manuscript following guidelines above at: email@example.com
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