Submissions

WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS.

Please read submission guidelines carefully. Failure to follow the guidelines will result in an automatic rejection without the editor reading the manuscript. Manuscripts submitted when we are closed to submissions will be automatically deleted with no response and your email address may be blocked to future submissions.

WHEN WE REOPEN THIS IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Horror, extreme horror, transgressive fiction, sleaze, exploitation, and general weirdness with a dark theme. As our name suggests, we are seeking grindhouse fiction. If you are unsure whether your book is right for Grindhouse Press please take some time to familiarize yourself with our catalog. We do not put a limit on content. We will consider previously published works but please include the book’s history.

We are NOT interested in historical horror, fantasy, noir, collections, science fiction, poetry, young adult, short stories, series, art books, or experimental fiction. They will be deleted without response.

SUBMISSIONS:

Your submission should be 30,000+ words. The ideal range is between 30-60,000 words. We do not have a maximum limit but please keep it under 100,000 words.

Please send a brief synopsis (150 words or less) in the body of your email with an explanation as to why you’ve chosen to submit to Grindhouse Press (there are no right or wrong answers here). Please attach your manuscript to the email as a Word document, double spaced, Times New Roman 12 point, and send to our submissions email, at grindhousepress (at) yahoo (dot) com. The subject line should read: “Submission-Title of Novel by Author”. Please advise us if the manuscript is a simultaneous submission or has been previously published (please include a brief history of previous publications).

TERMS:

  • 50/50 royalty split on English language paperbacks.
  • Author retains all rights and royalties for digital (we will format all of the author’s files and walk them through the publishing process if they would like their Grindhouse title available as an ebook), audio, film, and foreign translation.
  • 5 contributor copies. The author can purchase unlimited additional copies at cost plus shipping.

We’re a very small publisher and hope to publish 2-3 books a year. In other words, the likelihood of your book being accepted is very slim. We will try to respond within 3 months. Due to the high volume of submissions we may not be able to respond to all of them. If you do not hear from us within 3 months your manuscript has been rejected. If you do receive a rejection it will be a standard form. We will not critique your manuscript.

Thanks for thinking of Grindhouse Press!

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