SEND ME YOUR MOST HORRIFIC TALES: The 2017 Bloodshot Books Call for Original Novels – LAST DAY!!


What are we looking for?  Original unpublished horror novels (or long novellas) for our mid-2018/early 2019 schedule

Submission Period: August 1 – September 30th, 2017 <<— TODAY IS THE DEADLINE

Length: 30K to 120K. Please query for longer. Nothing shorter will be considered

Manuscripts in the following subgenres will be favored, but we are willing consider other subjects:

Whether you are a first-time author or you have published dozens of novels already, we are interested in your original manuscripts. This open call is not for my Second Sight imprint. Until I decide otherwise, that line of reprints will only be from solicited authors.

Submissions should be sent to with the following:

Simultaneous Submissions are allowed as long as you make us and the other presses aware of it.

We do NOT accept:

Please make sure your manuscript is formatted correctly. If it is not in the correct format, I will return it to you and ask you to resend it once it has been corrected.


Don’t know the standard formatting guidelines? Go to this link and use them:

We are NOT looking for:

Response Time: 90 days. Query if we take any longer. If I like what I’ve read so far, I will request the entire manuscript.

Payment: Royalty split and author copies (with the opportunity to buy more author copies at 50% of list price).

So, what are you waiting for?? Get me those manuscripts now!

p.s. – Short story writers, keep an eye out for another open call soon, sometime around November/December