F.W. Fife and imprints want your submissions

Posted on August 7, 2013

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fw-fife logoF.W. Fife is a literary science fiction publisher that selects stories embodying innovative storytelling, imaginative plots, and exceptional writing.

“Our mission is to blend time-honored and traditional science fiction works in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, with ground breaking and innovative stories that challenge barriers and push the science fiction genre to its fullest potential.”

“We’re passionate about post-apocalyptic and dystopian settings, dynamic and complex characters, and crossover genre pieces.”

F.W. Fife and their sister imprints welcome and encourage proposals from first-time authors, agented or non-agented.

Jabari & Jaser
Now seeking submissions. Looking for high-quality, exciting action and adventure literature that contains exotic locales, dangerous missions, high-tech espionage, and death-defying heroes who are always willing to risk it all to save the girl, the day, or the world. Stories should be fast-paced and thrilling, with characters that are distinctive and real. Open to considering proposals for an action and adventure series, and welcome first-time authors.

Illusio & Baqer:  Young Adult
Will publish books by authors with staying power, powerful writers who pen a series drawing on addictive characters (think Magic Treehouse, Hank the Cowdog, Magic Schoolbus) as well as hard-hitting teen fiction with plots mirroring teen challenges or pushing the envelope (and blurring genre lines) with tales of war, period pieces, paranormal, science fiction, or mystery plot lines featuring teen protagonists.

Shannon Elm:  Memoir & Nonfiction
Seeks writers skilled in word craft who possess the necessary drive to tell the truth in fiction, or to tell their own stories. Since the best tales are told by ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, we seek unpublished or unsung authors whose craft with language elevates the experience of reading their work.

Luthando Couer:  Fantasy
Porfirio Press:  Mystery

Length: 60,000 to 125,000 words

Submissions: Please submit a query letter. If interested, will request the full manuscript for consideration. Electronic submissions only. Simultaneous submissions accepted; please send only one query at a time.

For queries, please include the following information in the text of your e-mail. E-mails without the below information will be rejected without a response.

  •     Full name
  •     E-mail
  •     Mailing address
  •     Manuscript title
  •     Manuscript word count
  •     Agented manuscript? (Yes) OR (No)
  •     Are you previously published? (No) (Yes, Self Published) (Yes, Small Press) (Yes, Major House) — include publisher’s name if applicable
  •     Short description of manuscript (no more than 250 words)
  •     The first 25 pages of your MS (double-spaced only)

Attachments must be MS Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF.
Email queries to:  fwfstaff@zharmae.com

Please note: We cannot consider works that have been previously published in whole or in part in any media, including self-publishing (Kindle, CreateSpace, etc.). Your manuscript must be entirely original and unpublished.

F.W. Fife Submission Guidelines

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