SUBMISSIONS

UNDERLAND PRESS is always keen on previously unpublished works of science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, horror, and noir mystery with a tinge of otherworldliness.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.

At this time we are NOT looking for short fiction collections, first books in series, Young Adult (YA) or Middle Grade (MG) material, and works that have been previously self-published. We will—in all likelihood—bounce submissions that fall into these categories. Additionally, we are not seeking foreign-language submissions that would require translation into English.

In more concrete terms: novels should be between 75K and 100K in length; novellas should be between 17k and 30k. Submission format should be .doc or .docx format (.pdf is also acceptable). Please submit them to editors@underlandpress.com 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.