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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Monthly issue submissions are CLOSED

  • Flying Fox Flash submissions are CLOSED

    We are going on hiatus after we get the last two issues of NN out (pending). J.D. and Justin are currently in the process of moving, and work on these issues will resume in August 2021.

    If you have submitted to NN recently, we are suspending our multiple submission rule due to the anticipated delay in response time: Please feel free to send your work to other markets! 

    If your work has been previously selected for FF and has not been published, we haven't forgotten, and it will still be published!  We appreciate your patience during this time of transition.

OVERVIEW
 

  • All submissions should be submitted via email to publisher@novelnoctule.com

  • Submissions should be in standard manuscript format and include word count.

  • All submissions are considered for both the monthly issue and FF. State your preference in your cover letter if applicable.

  • Haphazardly formatted manuscripts will not be considered. 
     

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 we will not accept. Excessive descriptions or materials supportive of:
 

  • gratuitous, graphic violence

  • sexual assault or rape

  • pedophilia or beastiality

  • hate-speech and/or hate-crimes against any and all marginalization populations

    will result in immediate rejection—or depending on the severity of the offense, blacklisting.



RIGHTS:

  1. Novel Noctule is granted exclusive, first world rights to the submitted work upon acceptance for a period of (6) months. 

  2. Novel Noctule is granted nonexclusive, worldwide English-language
    right to archive and republish the Work or cause the Work to be republished in any NN book or anthology.

  3. Novel Noctule is granted nonexclusive, worldwide audio rights to the Work for use in our podcasting program.

 

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.
 

response time:
Our estimated response time is (45) days, although we often respond sooner. Please only query if you haven't received a response by then.


 


 

FICTION:

  1. Short stories and novelettes (up 10,000 words). Only (1) story above 1,500 words per author, per month please.

  2. Flash fiction pieces (up to 1,500 words). Only (3) stories at or 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.

COVER ARTWORK:

We are not currently accepting artwork submissions at this time.

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 USD  via PayPal for all accepted written works for our monthly issue

  •  $5 US  via PayPal for all accepted written works  for Flying Fox Flash weekly 
    As our readership grows, we hope to increase this rate.

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