Antimony and Elder Lace Press/How To Submit (Publication)

Antimony and Elder Lace Press is now open for Novel Submissions! The submissions will run from July 5 until December 25th.

Submission Requirements for Antimony and Elder Lace Press:

  • The Press will only accept original, unpublished works of the entree. They do not accept reprints.
  • All submissions should be sent in standard manuscript format.
  • Submissions received outside that time period specified  will be dimmed invalid.
  • Simultaneous Submissions are welcomed and encouraged.
  • Entries must be submitted as an attachment through email to [email protected]
  • Attachments may be sent as PDF, RTF, DOCX, ODT, or TXT format.

Novel Manuscript Requirements

  • Minimum Word Count for novels is 60,000 words as counted by word processing program.
  • Novels must fit into one of the following genres for consideration:
    • Mystery (and all associated subgenres)
    • Horror (and all associated subgenres)
    • Thriller (and all associated subgenres)
  • Novels must be written or translated into American English
  • All publishing rights must be owned by the person submitting the work, OR they must have written permission from the actual owner which can be independently verified by Antimony and Elder Lace Press prior to consideration.

Submission Process (Novel)

If you’re interested in submitting your manuscript for consideration during their reading times, please follow the following procedure:

  • Include the following:
    • Cover Letter that includes information such as title of the manuscript, estimated word count, your name, pen name (if desired), your geographic location, and valid contact information.
    • Synopsis of your story
    • First three chapters
  • Please submit all materials to [email protected] with the subject line of “Novel Submission — Title– Your Name” Your cover letter, synopsis, and first chapters should be attached. Accepted formats are PDF, docx, odt, rtf, and txt.

If the press like what they see and want more of your story, they’ll be in touch using the contact information that you’ve provided in your cover letter. If you don’t hear from them within 3 months, please consider your story a better fit at another publisher.

Anthology or Short Story By Antimony and Elder Lace Press.

  • Original and unpublished stories with a word count between 1,000 and 7,500 words may be submitted as attachments via email to [email protected]. Please use the subject line of “{Anthology Name} — Your Name — Submission”
  • If you don’t hear from themby a week after the submission deadline, please consider your story a better fit at another publisher.

Good Luck!


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