UNDERLAND PRESS is open for submissions.

The press is always keen on previously unpublished works of science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, horror, and noir mystery with a tinge of otherworldliness. In regards to horror, we prefer psychological and strange to straight-up blood-drenched narratives. As for the other genres, we are not terribly rigorous in our definitions, nor our observation of the nominal boundaries of these categories. We prefer character-driven pieces but don't mind being kept up late due to a tightly wound, plot-driven book.

We are actively interested in submissions from writers of underrepresented communities, including, but in no way limited to, writers of any gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, nationality, class, and physical or mental ability. Underland Press believes in the rich potential and diversity of humanity, and seeks to have that belief reflected in the catalog.

We are NOT actively looking for the following categories and types of fiction.

  • Short fiction collections
  • Young Adult (YA) or Middle Grade (MG) material
  • Works that have been previously self-published
  • Works that are presented as a series of books
  • Foreign-language submissions that would require translation into English.

We are actively seeking novel length material (75K to 100K in length), as well as novella length material (though we prefer these novellas to be at least 25k). Submission format should be .doc or .docx format (.pdf is also acceptable). Please submit them to with a brief cover letter that hits the highlights. Contracts are typically royalty-based and will include industry-standard grant of rights to the publisher.