World Weaver Press will be open to queries during the month of February 2017. The full guidelines can be found here, but our editors have offered a bit more insight into what they'll be looking for this time around.
Here are the non-negotiable basics:
At this time, World Weaver Press seeks standalone titles only, between 20,000 words and 100,000 words. Standalone means the story is complete in one volume. We are not acquiring new series (or books with "series potential") at this time. World Weaver Press publishes in both digital (ebook) and paperback (print on demand) formats. Unagented submissions welcome.
Please note that we will only be considering standalone titles. If you envision your book as the start of a series, it's not right for us at this time. We've already committed to several trilogies and multi-book series, and we need to finish publishing those before we can take on more.
Assistant Editors Cori Vidae, Trysh Thompson, and Rhonda Parrish will be reading submissions, as will Editor-in-Chief Sarena Ulibarri. See what they're each looking for below.
Rhonda Parrish, Assistant Editor
I'm interested in Adult or Young Adult novels with well-developed characters, interesting settings and strong voice. I love to be surprised, but if you were to surprise me with a dieselpunk novel with a protagonist I could really cheer for, a solarpunk story with meaty conflict, or a fresh take on a steampunk tale, I would be especially excited. A more in-depth MSWL can be found here.
Want to know more about what Rhonda Parrish looks for in a story? Check out some of the books she's already edited for WWP:
Trysh Thompson, Assistant Editor
It's not a big secret that I'm a sucker for a good Paranormal Romance. Vampires, shifters, witches, humans with mutant powers... you bring a good paranormal creature and a romance that will make me stay up late to read it, we're going to get along just fine. I want strong characters who are fully developed and jump off the pages. Bonus points if your characters are snarky. I'm primarily into New Adult and Adult, but if you've got the next Harry Potter on your hands, let's talk.
Want to know more about what Trysh Thompson looks for in a story? Check out some of the books she's already edited for WWP:
Cori Vidae, Assistant Editor
I’m always interested in romance with well-developed characters (with good chemistry!) and interesting plots and settings, but this year I’m particularly interested in titles that fall into one (or more!) of the following categories:
Want to know more about what Cori Vidae looks for in a story? Check out some of the books she's already edited for WWP:
Sarena Ulibarri, Editor-in-Chief
I'm interested in fun adventure science fiction that shows a future we might actually want to live in. Either Earth-bound or space-faring, I enjoy aliens and other strange creatures, and thoughtful, pro-science approaches to advanced technology. I'm highly interested in solarpunk, an emerging genre of optimistic science fiction spotlighting renewable energy technologies and environmental issues. If you've written a standalone science fiction novel or novella that is 1) fun, 2) hopeful, 3) near- or far-future, I'd like to see it. I gravitate toward Adult, but I'll consider Young Adult as well.
I will also be considering single-author short story collections comprised of any stripe of speculative fiction from writers who have published regularly in the prominent pro- and semi-pro SFF magazines. See full guidelines for more details.
Want to know more about what Sarena Ulibarri looks for in a story? Check out some of the books she's already edited for WWP:
Think you have something we'll be interested in? Check out the full guidelines and send us a query in February.
World Weaver Press
Publishing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction.