Fiction submissions:


(For non-fiction submissions please see the Academia Lunare page.)

We publish Speculative FictionScience Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy (and their sub-genres).

For our purposes, speculative fiction deals with elements that are nonexistent in reality, covering various themes in the context of science fictionfantasyhorroralternate historyutopian and dystopian fiction, and supernatural fiction, as well as combinations thereof (e.g. science fantasy).

For a little insight into how we choose our MS, you can watch this mini video on our YouTube channel: The Success of a Submission.

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!

Below are the Open Submission Windows scheduled for 2021:

  • Luna Novella for Speculative Scotland - Open 25-26 January 2021 - NOW CLOSED

  • Luna Novella for Everyone - Open 9-10 April 2021 - NOW CLOSED

  • Novel submission for Everyone - Open 21-27 June 2021 - NOW CLOSED

  • Luna Novella for Speculative Diversity - Open 9-10 October 2021

See below for exact details.

Dates for 2022 will be posted here in late Autumn.


Submissions for 2021

Luna Novella for Speculative Diversity: 9-10 October 2021

Who: All writers whose voices, identities and cultures are not well represented in publishing. All levels welcome (unpublished, published, solo or agented).


What to submit: Novellas only, standalone, original and not previously published. Speculative fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy (and their sub-genres).

Audience: General Trade (No YA/Teen).

When to submit: On the 9th and 10th of October 2021.

Times: Submit between 12:00AM and 11:59PM UK time.

Email Title: Please state "Luna Novella" when submitting.

What to include in the main body of the email:

  • A brief author bio. 

  • Specify the genre and title.

  • Tell us the total Word Count (must be between 20,000 and 40,000).

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

What to attach to the email:

  • Word document with the full novella - final version only, no drafts.


Email to lunasubmissions [at] outlook [dot] com during the submission days only.


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