Written by Emily Harstone November 12th, 2015

Ghostwoods Books: Submission Guidelines

March 31st 2021: Based on Information on their website they appear to be defunct.

Ghostwoods Books is a small publisher that has been around for five years now. They publish books in paperback and e-book editions. They publish sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction and non-gore horror novels for adults.

They recently ran a successful crowd funding campaign that will allow them to publish at least 6 books this year. Usually they have only published a few books each year. Their books look professional. They tend to have good covers and good blurbs.

They are currently open to manuscript submissions through Submittable. Manuscripts must be between 60,000 – 150,000 words in length. They are closing to submissions on December 31st 2015. So if you want your work to be considered for publication by Ghostwoods in 2016, you must submit before then.

Ghostwoods books has a good, easy to navigate website. It is easy to buy their books on the website and to learn more about their books and their authors. Authors get half of the proceeds for the book. Their contract covers world rights for your book for two years. After that they are open to negotiations. They have a lot of information about how their contracts work on their website here.

Make sure to include any information about previous publications (self or otherwise) in your cover letter.

To learn more about submitting visit their website here.


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