WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR:

Fiction submissions:

 

We only publish Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy (and their sub-genres).

 

All submissions to be emailed to lunasubmissions[at]outlook[dot]com during the relevant Open Submission Windows only.

Submissions which ignore the guidelines will not be considered and will not receive a reply.

 

Please remember that rejection by us does not mean your work is not publishable -  there are many factors that influence the choice of what we consider. Perseverance is the key!

There will be changes to the submission dates and type for 2021. We will announce them by December 2020.

Below are the fiction projects currently running:

 
Speculative Scotland:

 

Who: All writers who call Scotland their home, irrespective of place of birth or ethnicity. All levels welcome (unpublished, published, solo or agented).  

 

What to submit: Collections of short stories and stand-alone novels of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy (and their sub-genres). A Scottish theme or setting is NOT compulsory.

Audience: General Trade (No YA/Teen).

When to submit: On St Andrew's Day 30th of November 2020.

Times: Submit between 12:00AM and 11:59PM UK time of the selected day.

Email Title: Please state "Speculative Scotland" when submitting.

What to include:

  • Tell us briefly about your connection to Scotland. You are welcome to share your socials/website with us. 

  • Specify the total Word Count (must be between 60,000 and 120,000 - if over we can discuss it).

  • Word/Page document with the first three chapters, as an attachment.

  • Full synopsis of the book (No cliff hangers - this isn't a blurb and we need to know how the book ends). If it is a collection tell us about the theme and introduce us to your project - send three stories only, please.

 

All submissions for Speculative Scotland to be emailed to lunasubmissions[at]outlook[dot]com during those two days only.

 

Submissions which ignore the guidelines will not be considered and will not receive a reply.

 
 
 
Speculative Diversity:

 

Who: All writers who identify as 'Other than White' but to include White minorities. All levels welcome (unpublished, published, solo or agented). 

 

What to submit: Collections of short stories and stand-alone novels of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy (and their sub-genres).

Audience: General Trade (No YA/Teen).

When to submit: On the 2nd of October 2020.

Times: Submit between 12:00AM and 11:59PM UK time of the selected day.

Email Title: Please state "Speculative Diversity" when submitting.

What to include:

  • Tell us briefly about your ethnic background. You are welcome to share your socials/website with us. 

  • Specify the total Word Count (must be between 60,000 and 120,000 - if over we can discuss it).

  • Word/Page document with the first three chapters, or three stories, as an attachment.

  • Full synopsis of the book (No cliff hangers - this isn't a blurb and we need to know how the book ends). If it is a collection tell us about the theme and introduce us to your project - send three stories only, please.

 

All submissions for Speculative Diversity to be emailed to lunasubmissions[at]outlook[dot]com during those two days only.

 

Submissions which ignore the guidelines will not be considered and will not receive a reply.

 
 
 
Speculative Novellas:

 

Who: All writers of all levels welcome (unpublished, published, solo or agented). 

 

What to submit: Standalone Novellas of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy (and their sub-genres).

Audience: General Trade (No YA/Teen).

When to submit: Annual submission opportunity on the 15th of April of every year.

Times: Submit between 12:00AM and 11:59PM UK time of the selected day.

Email Title: Please state "Speculative Novellas" when submitting.

What to include:

  • Tell us briefly about yourself. You are welcome to share your socials/website with us. 

  • Total Word Count between 20,000 and 39,999.

  • Word/Page document with the full novella, as an attachment.

  • Full synopsis of the book (No cliff hangers - this isn't a blurb and we need to know how the story ends).

 

All submissions for Speculative Novellas to be emailed to lunasubmissions[at]outlook[dot]com during that day only.

 

Submissions which ignore the guidelines will not be considered and will not receive a reply.

This series will be published in digital format, with anthologies in paper format to follow. 

Academia Lunare - Open all year round.

 

Academic works (conference proceedings, collections of papers, PhDs, dissertations, etc.) for the 'Academia Lunare' branch. No autobiographies, please.

 

Contact us in the first instance to explain the nature of your project, including an abstract where applicable. Please do not submit any other material until we invite you to do so.

 

We also run a yearly Call for Papers on Speculative Fiction.

 

See the Academia Lunare page for details on all submissions. 

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

All submissions should contain the following information in the main body of the email: give us a paragraph about you and your writing experience, including your social sites; tell us the title of your work, the word count and which project you would like to be considered for.

 

Length:

 

Short Story up to 7,499 words

Novelette 7,500 - 17,499

Novella 17,500 - 39,999

Novel 40,000+

 

Email submissions only.

Postal submissions and submissions for closed sections will not be considered.

 

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