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SUBMISSIONS

*Submissions are now open*

 

Submissions opened SEPTEMBER 01, 2021.

All submissions should be sent to our Senior Editor, Malorie Nilson

using the Query Manager Submissions Form.

 

If you are an agent or if you have questions, you can email malorie (at) parliamenthousepress (dot) com.

Fiction: Adult

 

We accept upmarket and commercial queries in the areas of:

 

  • Urban fantasy

  • Supernatural thriller

  • Paranormal romance

  • Dark fantasy

  • Horror

 

We are particularly interested in uplifting marginalized voices and unconventional narratives—including narratives by LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, people with disabilities/chronic illness(es), immigrants, and religious minorities. We are particularly interested in character driven, atmospheric stories with poetic, voicey prose. We are not currently looking for contemporary novels or romcoms. Our mission is not only to offer readers fantastical escapes, to make the impossible possible, but to share stories that are thought-provoking, evocative, and speak to the complexities of our lived reality.

 

All submissions should come in the form of a query letter, which will be submitted via the Query Manager form. Your query letter should include:

 

  • Book title

  • genre/subgenre

  • Target audience (YA/Adult)

  • Word count

  • Comps titles 

  • Short bio

  • Publication history if applicable 

 

In addition to the query letter, please attach a document containing the first 20 pages OR the beginning of your novel to the chapter end nearest the 20 page mark. Submissions for adult fiction should ideally be between 65k and ~100k words. All submissions must follow these formatting guidelines:

 

  • Word document, or .docx file

  • Cover page that includes story title, author name, word count, and email address

  • Header that includes story title and page number

  • Double-spaced

  • Times New Roman (12 pt, black)

  • Left justified

  • Paragraphs indented 1/2 inch (no additional spaces between paragraphs)

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Fiction: Young Adult

 

We will consider YA queries in the areas of:

 

  • Urban Fantasy

  • Paranormal romance

  • Dark fantasy

  • Horror

 

We are seeking a limited number of works with diverse representation across age categories and backgrounds. High-concept stories, especially those from diverse voices, are of particular interest. We are interested solely in fantasy works with character-driven plots and engaging, voicey prose. We are also looking for Young Adult works that deal with confessional narratives and dark fantasy elements. At this time, we do not publish Middle Grade or Children's Literature.

All submissions should come in the form of a query letter via the Query Manager form. Your query letter should include:

 

  • Book title

  • genre/subgenre

  • Target audience (YA/Adult)

  • Word count

  • Comps titles 

  • Short bio

  • Publication history if applicable 

 

In addition to the query letter, please attach a document containing the first 20 pages OR the beginning of your novel to the chapter end nearest the 20 page mark. Submissions for young adult fiction should ideally be between 65k and ~100k words. All submissions must follow these formatting guidelines:

 

  • Word document, or .docx file

  • Cover page that includes story title, author name, word count, and email address

  • Header that includes story title and page number

  • Double-spaced

  • Times New Roman (12 pt, black)

  • Left justified

  • Paragraphs indented 1/2 inch (no additional spaces between paragraphs)