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Lycaon Press is an eBook and print publisher who is actively looking for submissions.
Market: We prefer manuscripts that target young adults.
Genre: We are looking for paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, general fiction, or anything that targets young adults. For a full listing of our lines, please see below under Our Lines.
Length: Classified as follows:
Novella: 20,000 - 50/60,000 words
Novel: 50/60,000-100,000 words
What we are not accepting:
Anything under 20,000 without requests
Get Steamed!: All Steam Punk, All the time.
Themed Submission Calls
We currently have the following themed submission calls: (When submitting, please send to: email@example.com and put the name of the anthology in the subject.)
Currently Open: Get Steamed!, Shifterized, Realms, Our Future is..., Parawho?
How to Send Us Your Gem:
Electronic submissions only in a .doc-compatible (or .rtf) file. Attach full manuscript to email.
Send query to: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line of email must be addressed as follows: Title/author/Line See below for definition of Lines. The body of your email should contain your query, followed by a short synopsis (no more than five pages).
How do you prefer manuscripts to be formatted before sending?
All manuscripts should be double-spaced with one space after a period. We prefer italics to underlines, minimal formatting (no single character ellipses or spaces between periods in ellipses, no curly or smart quotes (straight quotes only), and no fancy characters as section breaks). Courier New or Times New Roman 12pt. font only. The title page should include the title, your name, contact information, and word count, as well as the heat rating of your story. (see below for details)
What do you consider a big NO when it comes to story content?
If you are not sure - please feel free to ask at email@example.com We try to answer questions regarding our submission guidelines within 48 hours
Do you accept multiple or simultaneous submissions?
We do not accept multiple submissions, meaning more than one submission at the same time. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but we ask that if you are submitting somewhere else, please let us know at time of submission as well as inform us of the status of the manuscripts availability.
How long will it take before I have a response?
Approximately 2 - 4 weeks, depending on the length of your submission. If you are ever curious about the status of your manuscript, you are welcome to contact us. But we ask that you please allow a minimum of two weeks before following up.
Lycaon Press FAQ
What percent royalties can I expect?
Lycaon Press currently pays 40% net sales. We pay 15-20 days after month end and send payment via PayPal or Check (Check is only open to US or Canadian authors).
What do you want to see in my query?
Please include your name, email address, and website url, if applicable. Your letter should include your title, genre, word count, with a short blurb highlighting your story, followed by any relevant credits you may have. End with a brief synopsis ( no more than five pages ) to close your query.
Will my book be edited?
We do expect your submission to be self-edited for grammar and spelling errors. Your book will be assigned to an editor who will work with you to polish it for publication. We do not change your story or your voice, but help it shine through.
How long will it take for my book to be published if accepted?
Four to five months from contract to release is a good guideline, but it could easily be faster or slower.
Can I use my own cover art?
We are hesitant on allowing authors to provide their own cover art. Our process is one that allows author input right up to the approval of the artwork from the Art Director. We allow authors to give feedback and request changes; after all, it is you the author who know your story best.
Will my book be in Print?
All of Lycaon Press books will be offered in Print within 1 year of the eBook release date.
How often are royalties paid?
Royalties are paid 15-20 days after month end. They are for sales from the home website as well as any third party eBookstores that have paid us during that month.
If I get a rejection, can I resubmit
Yes, we do look at resubmissions. Stories that we feel have potential but are just not there yet, we will send a Revise and Resubmit. Please resubmit according to the first submission guidelines, unless directed otherwise. If we did not offer revision suggestions, then you might want to check our guidelines again to be sure your submission fits our criteria.
Do you accept previously published books?
We limit acceptance of previously published books to current Lycaon Press authors who have more than one title with us.