WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR:

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 2022:

  • Luna Novella for Speculative Diversity - Open 1-2 April 2022

  • Luna Novella for Everyone - Open 8-9 April 2022 

See below for exact details.

More dates for 2022 will be posted here in due course.

 

Submissions for 2022

Luna Novella for Speculative Diversity: 1-2 April 2022

 

Who: Under-represented writers, all levels welcome (unpublished, published, solo or agented).  

 

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

Audience: General Trade (No Children/YA/Teen). 

When to submit: On the 8th and 9th of April 2022 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:​​

  • 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).

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What to attach to the email:

  • Word document with the full novella - your best version only, no first 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.

Luna Novella for Everyone: 8-9 April 2022

 

Who: All writers, all levels welcome (unpublished, published, solo or agented).  

 

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

Audience: General Trade (No Children/YA/Teen). 

When to submit: On the 8th and 9th of April 2022 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:​​

  • 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 - your best version only, no first 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.