WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR:

Fiction submissions:

 

We publish Speculative FictionScience Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy (and their sub-genres). For non-fiction submissions please see the Academia Lunare page.

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

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

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

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

See below for exact details.

 
 
 

Submissions for 2021

 
Luna Novella for Speculative Scotland: 25-26 January 2021

 

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 All levels welcome (unpublished, published, solo or agented).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: Novellas only, standalone. Speculative fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy (and their sub-genres).

Audience: General Trade (No YA/Teen).

When to submit: On the 25th and 26th of January 2021 only.

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:

  • Tell us briefly about your connection to Scotland.

  • Specify the genre and title.

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

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

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

 

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.

 
 
Luna Novella for Everyone: 9-10 April 2021

 

Who: All writers, all levels welcome (unpublished, published, solo or agented).  

 

What to submit: Novellas only, standalone. 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 April 2021 only.

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:

  • Specify the genre and title.

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

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

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

 

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.

 

 
 
 
Luna Novella for Speculative Diversity: 9-10 October 2021

Who: All writers who identify as "Other than White". All levels welcome (unpublished, published, solo or agented).

 

What to submit: Novellas only, standalone. 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:

  • Tell us briefly about your connection to Speculative Diversity. 

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

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

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

 

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.

 
 
Novel Submissions for Everyone: 21-27 June 2021

 

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

 

What to submit: Novels only, standalone. Speculative fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy (and their sub-genres).

Audience: General Trade (No YA/Teen).

When to submit: From the 21st to the 27th of June 2021.

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

Email Title: Please state "Luna Novel Submission" when submitting.

What to include in the main body of the email:

  • Specify the genre and title.

  • Tell us the total Word Count (must be between 70,000 and 120,000).

  • Word document with the with the first three chapters, as an attachment - final version only, no drafts.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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