Who are some good publishers looking for fantasy, sci fi and speculative fiction right now?
Why do I have reason to believe Baen might be a good place to submit? Mainly because of some of the high quality authors that have books with Baen such as
Preferred length: 100,000 – 130,000 words Generally they are uncomfortable with manuscripts under 100,000 words, but if your novel is really wonderful send it along regardless of length.
Due to receiving too much spam Baen now has an online submission form.
Tor—- Tor has a huge name. The problem with TOR is they will only let you submit novel submissions via snail mail which is not something I can see myself doing from New Zealand. However there is no doubt it would be amazing to have a book accepted by TOR and they do accept unagented submissions as long as you send by snail mail.
TOR I suggest including an online submission form for your novels like so many other publishers are doing now, or you risk possibly missing out on some great manuscripts from places like Australia and New Zealand because the postage costs are prohibitive for people in these countries and others.
TOR is also interested in short fiction! And they DO allow you to submit short stories under 12,000 words via email. Don’t query, just send your story. http://www.tor.com/page/submissions-guidelines
I can’t say I know much about this publisher but it does at least make explicit in it’s terms that it is not a subsidy or vanity publisher and puts no costs on the authors and it has a nice professional looking site.
I must say I’m a little more wary since the recent contract drama hit the internet regarding a certain press. With all the competition for good manuscripts out there I suggest to publishers that they put royalty rates and terms up front on their submission guidelines to attract savvy authors.
JournalStone Publishing is looking for fantasy, science fiction and horror
Do you write fantasy romance or fantasy erotic romance? You might consider http://www.resplendencepublishing.com/7.html
They are looking for all kinds of romance including fantasy romance and fantasy erotic romance but word on the street is very erotic titles such as menage sell best here. They have hit the best seller list at All Romance Ebooks with some of their titles.
Omnific publishing will consider fantasy with romantic elements althought they would prefer fantasy romance with a strong romance plot. Omnific has had at least one book hit the NYT best seller list.
Link to my erotic paranormal menage romance novel about half-fae Wicked Wonderland