Written by Emily Harstone March 30th, 2023

Castle Bridge Media: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Castle Bridge Media is an independent publisher that focuses on genre fiction, particularly horror, science fiction, thriller, and fantasy. They accept direct submissions and also submissions from agents. They appear to list most of their agented deals on Publishers Marketplace, so if you’re interested in seeing what they’ve accepted recently, and have a Publishers Marketplace membership, I encourage you to visit their listing here. They are based in Denver, Colorado.

They are fairly active on social media including Facebook. On their about page, it’s hard to learn much about the company and who is actually running it but they link to the media coverage their books have received, which is a good sign. I was able to do a little bit of Twitter detective work and discover that the co-publishers are In Churl Yo and Jason Henderson.

You can get a good feel for what they’ve published previously by visiting their catalog here. You can get a good feel for the covers, which I think are a bit of a mixed bag, but mostly genre appropriate. They have published a number of anthologies but submitting to those is based on invitation only. I was not able to ascertain who their distributor is.

They have an imprint that publishes books for younger readers, but they have so far only published one series, and don’t appear to be open to submissions.

They accept all submissions through Query Manager. Manuscripts they publish are between 80,000 and 120,000 words in length. They allow simultaneous submissions and try to respond to queries within six months.

To learn more, you can go here. Read their submission guidelines carefully, and please make sure the manuscript fit is good, before submitting.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2022 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.


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