Nightscape Press


Nightscape Press is currently CLOSED for submissions. We will reopen later in the year (We will post the dates both here and on our Facebook page.)

Nightscape Press will be seeking quality novellas (15,000 to 50,000 words) and novels (50,000 to 120,000 words).

Genres we are looking for include:

Horror, science fiction with a strong horror element, and fantasy with a strong horror element.

We are NOT interested in erotica or graphic novels.

We are NOT accepting submissions for short story collections.

Submission guidelines:
Submissions should be double-spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12, and sent as Microsoft Word (.doc) or rich text format (.rtf) attachment. No .DOCX files, please.

All files should be named using the title of the work, followed by the author name, and the word count. For example:

Shining in Crimson_Robert Wilson_79445

The subject line of the email should read:

Submission for novel (or novella, etc.)

Send the entire manuscript as an attachment to your e-mail. In the body of your e-mail include a brief synopsis of your work (150 words or less). DO NOT give away the ending or any major spoilers about the work submitted. We are readers and we want to see your submission through the same eyes as someone who picked up your book for the first time. We do not want to know how your book ends before we read it.

Submissions that fail to meet these requirements will be discarded without being read. A professional writer is one who follows the rules, so please follow these guidelines closely.

In addition, we don’t always have time to respond personally to each submission. We do when we can, but don’t always expect a response. If we are interested in publishing your work, we will contact you within 3 months of receiving the full manuscript. (We maintain an up-to-date database, however, and you are always free to query regarding the status of your submission starting 90 days after submitting your full manuscript.) Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are acceptable, but you must make us aware of this in your e-mail and keep us apprised of any changes in your submission’s status.

We are looking for original material only and primarily first publication. If you have a self-published submission, we may be interested in re-publishing your work, but only if you still hold full publication rights and copyright. We will also consider out-of-print books if you hold exclusive rights to the material

Return time:

Decisions concerning acceptance or rejection will be made within a reasonable time by e-mail. If you have not heard from us after 3 months, query via e-mail at: submissions at (remove spaces and replace “at” with “@”).

Authors will earn monthly royalties on a tiered system.

Book Format and Accessibility: 
Books will be printed in quality POD (print on demand) format. This means they WILL be available through online retailers such as, etc. We will also actively seek reviews and promote our authors’ titles to the best of our abilities.