Written by Emily Harstone March 21st, 2024

The Evil Cookie Publishing: Accepting Submissions

The Evil Cookie is a micropress focused on publishing “gore-infested, fast-paced novels/novellas and anthologies.” It is run by K. Trap Jones, an extreme horror author. The publisher’s tagline is “publishing the goriest books around”.

This is a niche press focusing on a niche audience, and so it should go without saying that you should not submit any work to them that does not fit their current catalogue, which you can see here. If your book does not include extreme violence, it does not seem like the right fit for this publisher.

Lots of writers start presses to primarily publish themselves and K. Trap Jones has very much not done this, and has over the years published a lot of authors. He designs the covers himself and they seem well done for the genre, and distinct. Because one person runs everything, they don’t publish many books a year.

They produce audiobooks through ACX and narrators are chosen by the author and publisher via auditions. They are a traditional press with the publisher paying royalties. Authors can, but don’t have to, purchase copies of their book at the wholesale cost plus shipping to sell directly. Authors do receive three print copies upon publication. 

The submission guidelines and additional details about the contract are available here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2023 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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