Book Furnace Publications Novella and Novel Submissions are currently closed. The following guidelines describe our open submission periods. We plan to reopen, but do not currently have a confirmed date. We will update this page with concrete plans when we decide on dates and genre. Please keep an eye on our blog for information on upcoming open submission periods.


Book Furnace Publications considers novellas of between 20,000 and 40,000 words in both the science fiction and fantasy genres. Novels should be between 50,000 and 100,000 words.


Book Furnace does not accept works that have been previously published elsewhere, in any venue. This includes all forms of digital self-publishing.

We do not accept works that are not identifiable as fantasy or science fiction, or do not fit the genre we are currently soliciting. This includes, but is not limited to, non-science-fictional thrillers, and all kinds of non-fiction and memoirs.

We are not currently interested in tie-in fiction. This includes fiction that exists within worlds established in previously published novels, or that relies upon a knowledge of previously published novels.

We do not accept multiple submissions. If you have more than one novella or novel, you may only submit one at a time. You may submit another once we have responded to your first submission.

What we pay: We currently offer a royalty-only offer.

What rights does that give you? Our contract covers the right to publish the story in print, audio and ebook formats, worldwide, in English. Most of our print books will be published as p.o.d., though we may choose to publish other print editions.




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York, PA 17401