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Genre:

Horror with a message, with a strong preference for new weird horror. Any variant. This, meaning that we will accept anything from supernatural, goblin-ghoul-zombie-thumping-in-the-night types of works to more subtle, mundane terrors.

That being said, there are some materials that we will not accept:

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  • Stories featuring excessive violence for its own sake (i.e., gore or violence that is not justified by the overall story). Extensive, unjustified descriptions of sexual assault will result in rejection

  • Works that support or justify hate-speech and/or hate-crimes against any and all marginalization populations will not find a home with NN



RIGHTS:

Novel Noctule is granted exclusive, first world rights to the submitted work upon acceptance for a period of six months.

 

REPRINTS:

No unsolicited reprints. Please query before sending.

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS:
Novel Noctule does not accept simultaneous submissions; we operate on the honor system. Please state whether or not your submission is simultaneous in your cover letter.

FORMATTING:

Send in standard manuscript format to publisher@novelnoctule.com as a Word document. Entries submitted in the body of your email will not be considered for publication. Please see William Shunn's article on standard manuscript formatting for reference.


 

 

ISSUE SUBMISSIONS[Monthly]
 

FICTION:

Flash fiction and short stories (up 10,000 words). 

  • Multiple submissions UNDER 1,500 words are acceptable; up to (3) flash stories per author, per month.

  • Only (1) story ABOVE 1,500 words per author, per month please.

POETRY:

Up to three poems by a single author within a given month, not to exceed ten pages total, to be submitted in a single Word doc. 

 

NON-FICTION:

All non-fiction works will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please send a short query to publisher@novelnoctule.com before submitting any non-fiction materials. Payment for non-fiction materials will be made upon publication of suitable copy, not upon acceptance of pitch.

ARTWORK:

All artwork will be considered for inclusion in Novel Noctule on a rolling basis.

COMPENSATION:

It's very important to us that we pay writers and artists for their work. But, we are an individually-funded, small publication. As such, we can only offer compensation of $10 US dollars for all accepted works via PayPal. As our readership grows, we hope to increase this rate.

 

 

 

FLYING FOX FLASH SUBMISSIONS[weekly]

Flying Fox Flash is a weekly flash fiction and poetry segment, set to launch in 2021. It was founded in order to give writers more opportunities to submit short-form works and to be published outside of the monthly issues.

 

Flying Fox Flash submissions DO NOT have to align with quarterly themes.

Flying Fox will publish every week, excluding the weeks of issue releases.

FICTION:

Flash fiction  (up 1.500 words). If submitting specifically for Flying Fox Flash, please state this in your cover letter. 

POETRY:

Up to three poems by a single author within a given month, not to exceed ten pages total, to be submitted in a single Word doc. 

COMPENSATION:

It's very important to us that we pay writers and artists for their work. But, we are an individually-funded, small publication. As such, we can only offer compensation of $5 US dollars for accepted Flying Fox Flash works via PayPal. As our readership grows, we hope to increase this rate.

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ISOLATION

We welcome submissions from both emerging and established writers.
All work should be submitted via email to
publisher@novelnoctule.com. Submissions should be in standard manuscript format and include word count.

Haphazardly formatted manuscripts will not be considered. 

open for submissions

 
 
 
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