Mocha Memoirs Press is open to submissions

Posted on December 20, 2017


The vision at Mocha Memoirs Press is to provide an outlet for outstanding speculative and romance stories that often fall beneath the radar of traditional publishing houses.

“Stories that invigorate the reader’s literary palette like a good, strong coffee as well as evoke strong emotions that linger like a magnificent memoir.”

Mocha Memoirs publishes stories in the following genres:  science fiction, fantasy, horror, and romance, including the sub-genres of steampunk, cyberpunk, diesel punk, alternate history, weird westerns, and mash-ups.

They are actively seeking stories with diverse people as the protagonists. Do not send stories where the diverse characters are tokens and sidelined to secondary or villainous roles. No caricatures. Do your research.

Mocha Memoirs offer four primary lines. When querying, be sure to tell them where your story fits into these lines:

  • Dark Mocha Bites-Horror
  • Steamy Mocha Amour-Romance
  • Sword & Mocha-Fantasy (including urban fantasy, paranormal)
  • Sci-Chai-Science fiction

Word length:  10,000 to 50,000 words

Mocha Memoirs also publishes Espresso Shots:  Stories may be in any genre listed above, These are short, complete, and strong stories that pack a large literary wallop. Please note these stories are often sold for 99 cents.

Word length:  8,000 to 10,000 words

How to submit:  By email only. Send full manuscript as attachment with cover letter, synopsis and bio.

For more information read Mocha Memoirs Press Submission Guidelines.

Before you submit spend some time at the Mocha Memoirs Bookstore to determine where your work fits in with their publishing program.

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