Submissions

Submissions are temporarily closed until July 2016.

Thank you for your patience!

 

We are seeking middle grade, young adult, and new adult novels in the following subgenres of fiction:

  • Horror
  • Thriller
  • Mystery
  • Paranormal

 

Guidelines:

  • All submissions must have strong elements of horror, mystery, or the macabre.
  • We are not a romance publisher, however if your story contains romantic elements, that is fine as long as the romantic elements are secondary to the story.
  • We accept both agented and unagented submissions.
  • We are actively seeking stories in many different areas, but strongly encourage you to submit if your story contains any of the following: Halloween, trick-or-treating, graveyards, ghosts, carnivals, trick-or-treating, haunted houses, magic, or witches.

 

Length (as a guideline):

  • Middle Grade novels should be 22k to 55k words in length.
  • Young adult novels should be 50k to 100k words in length.
  • New adult novels should be 50k to 100k words in length.

 

To submit a  manuscript for consideration, please email submissions@hocuspocusco.com with the following:

  • Subject labeled as the following: Genre: Book Title Query.
    • If your book is a young adult horror novel and it’s titled Hocus Pocus, your subject line should look as follows: YA Horror: Hocus Pocus Query.
  • Query letter pasted into email.
  • The first five pages from your novel copied in the body of the email, below your query letter.
  • All submissions will be replied to within 90 days. If you submit your work and do not hear back within 90 days, feel free to send a follow-up email.

 *We do not accept any attachments. Query emails with attachments will be promptly deleted.*

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