Leading sci-fi site Tor.com (est. 2008) has finally re-opened to receive unsolicited manuscript submissions from both emerging and experienced authors of fantasy stories for its Tor.com: The Imprint novella program.
During this three month reading period, Sr. Editor Lee Harris and Asst. Editor Carl Engle-Laird are reviewing original, unpublished novellas. They want to review novel-length fantasy stories with mainstream interest that also capitalize on the specific strengths of the novella format.
During this reading period, the editors are interested in only these sub-genres:
- Epic fantasy
- Sword and sorcery
- High fantasy, or
- Quest fantasy, whether set on Earth or on an original fantasy world.
Manuscript length: between 20K-40K words per novella.
Underrepresented/marginalized writers from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to submit their manuscripts.
Payment: Tor.com The Imprint pays an advance against royalties.
Reading period closes January 12, 2017. Read submission guidelines at Tor.com’s website.
Tor.com is a division of Macmillan Publishers, which already publishes sci-fi and fantasy books under Tor Books. Tor.com: The Imprint, launched in 2014, expands the website’s reach into new publishing territories.