What We're Looking For
During the September 2017 open submission window, World Weaver Press will be considering speculative romance between 20,000 words and 100,000 words. Romance isn't all we publish, but it's all we're looking for right now. Romance that does not contain a speculative element (i.e. fantasy or science fiction) will not be considered. We are looking for standalones, duologies, or trilogies only. Longer series will not be considered at this time. Query only the first book, but mention if the book is the first of a duology or trilogy. We publish in both digital (ebook) and paperback (print on demand) formats. Unagented submissions welcome.
Length: Novels or Novellas from 20,000 (min) to 100,000 (max)
Audience: Adult, New Adult (No YA at this time, please)
Genres: Speculative Romance, including, but not limited to: Paranormal Romance, Epic Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Hard Science Fiction, Soft Science Fiction, Space Opera, Solarpunk, Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Decopunk, Fantasy Romance, Science Fiction Romance, Paranormal Mystery, Time Travel Romance
Please note we are unlikely to consider horror, grimdark, or dystopia.
All romantic pairings will be considered, including, but not limited to, M/F, M/M, F/F, or menage. Happily Ever After or Happily For Now ending is required.
We encourage writers of all genders, orientations, ethnicities, and nationalities to submit to us, and we welcome manuscripts featuring people of color, disabled people, and members of the LGBT+ community doing kickass things in fantasy and science fiction milieus.
How to Query
Send a query letter in the body of the email + the first 5000 words attached as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf to submissions[at]worldweaverpress[dot]com. In the subject line, tell us “Novel” or “Novella,” and the title. (For example: Novel Query: Most Awesome Book Ever) Query letters must include the approximate word count, audience, and genre. (For example: Most Awesome Book Ever is a 90,000 word new adult urban fantasy novel.) All World Weaver Press editors will read all queries, so you do not need to address your query to a particular editor.
We will respond to all queries within six weeks.
If we are interested in reading more, we will request a partial manuscript and synopsis. Partial and full manuscripts should follow William Shunn’s Manuscript Format and use a standard font such as Times New Roman, Garamond, or Georgia. Courier is okay if you absolutely insist. Please use italics—do not underline to indicate italics. Responses to partial and full manuscripts may take several months.
Multiple & Simultaneous Submissions
Please query only one project at a time. If we reject your first query before we close to submissions, you are welcome to send another query for a different project within our open window. If we have requested a partial or full manuscript, please do not send another query for a different project before we respond to your first one.
Because response times may be long, we highly encourage authors to submit simultaneously to other publishers who also allow simultaneous submissions. If you are offered a contract by another publisher before we respond to your query or manuscript, please let us know right away.
Please note, you are welcome to query a novel/novella and also submit to a World Weaver Press anthology at the same time.
Please do not query agents and publishers at the same time. To understand why, see this article.
World Weaver Press
Publishing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction.