Guidelines for Authors

 

Our mission at Future Publishing House is to engage with exciting new pieces of literature. We help new authors gain access to mainstream audiences while providing quality print materials for readers.

 

Horror and Mystery Short Stories

 

  • Status: Open
  • Format: Collection of short stories by multiple authors
  • Criteria:
    • Author must be from, living in, or have spent a significant amount of time in the Mid-Atlantic region (DE, NJ, NY, PA, VA, MD, DC & WV).
    • Submission must be 1,500–5,000 words, but up to 10,000 words is fine.
    • Story should be horror, mystery, or both. Author may adhere to traditions of genres, or the author may stretch the boundaries of horror and mystery.• Author must own rights to story in order to grant non-exclusive rights of publication.
    • A $150 stipend will be awarded to 8 authors.
  • How to Submit Your Story:
    • Online submissions only at this time. Send a PDF to submissions@futurepublishinghouse.com
    • The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2021.
    • Authors will receive notification via email by July 9, 2021.
  • Funding for This Project: New and veteran authors are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. This project is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org).
  • Review Process: All submissions are reviewed by a committee without the authors’ names attached for the sake of anonymity. Thank you for your interest.
  • More information about this project is available here.

 

Accepting Submissions of Science Fiction for Publication

 

  • Status: Open
  • Format: Novel, novella, series, or collection of short stories
  • Word Count: 30,000 word or more
  • How to Submit:
    • Online submissions only at this time. Send a PDF to submissions@futurepublishinghouse.com to be considered for print and/or eBook publication.
    • Include “Submission” in the subject line of the email.
    • At this time, you should expect to hear back from us within 2–3 weeks.
    • Previously published works may be accepted, but should be noted in your initial email.

 

Accepting Submissions of Mysteries for Publication

 

  • Status: Open
  • Format: Novel, novella, series, or collection of short stories
  • Word Count: 30,000 word or more
  • How to Submit:
    • Online submissions only at this time. Send a PDF to submissions@futurepublishinghouse.com to be considered for print and/or eBook publication.
    • Include “Submission” in the subject line of the email.
    • At this time, you should expect to hear back from us within 2–3 weeks.
    • Previously published works may be accepted, but should be noted in your initial email.

 

Previous Publication Opportunities

 

American Theatre in the Twenty-First Century (A Future Publishing House Anthology Vol. 1)

  • Status: Closed
  • Selection Process: A group of six theatre professionals from around the country met over email and video calls to discuss the anthology. This review committee selected plays for this publication. Authors’ names were removed for the sake of anonymity. Each review committee member chose their favorite play, and each member submitted a list of their top recommendations for publication.
  • Result: The first volume of Future Publishing House Anthology Series debuted in December of 2020. This first anthology features plays by nine authors from around the country.
  • Update: This anthology was featured in an article on Broadway World, here’s a press release for this anthology on Medium, and you may wish to read ‘Letter From Anthology Editor’.

 

 

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