Written by Emily Harstone April 13th, 2023

Three Ravens Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated August 17th: Their current calls for submissions are as follows

Assault Team
Due Date: December 1, 2023

Military Science Fiction

Convoy Chaos
Due Date: February 1, 2024
Car Wars GameLit Fiction

Contested Landing
Due Date: February 1, 2024
Military Science Fiction

The Beast Hunt
April 1, 2024
Speculative Fiction

The Fires of Retribution
June 1, 2024
Speculative Fiction

Broken Highways
Due Date: August 1, 2024
Car Wars GameLit Fiction

Tales from the Nightside
Due Date: December 1, 2024
Car Wars GameLit Fiction
Learn more here.

Three Ravens Publishing is a fiction publisher focused on genre work, particularly science fiction and fantasy, but are open to other genres as well.  They are active on social media, and attend various conventions, both good signs. They also appear to obtain part of their funding from Patreon, which is unusual, but hopefully indicates a strong supportive fan base.

On their About-Us page they are open about the fact that they started out in 2019 as a self-publishing collective to publish the original partners’ work, including: Benjamin Tyler Smith, R.J. Ladon, and William Joseph Roberts. If you look at their current list of authors it’s clear they’ve expanded well past that.

Their website is geared towards readers, not writers, which is always a good sign. While they don’t disclose who their distributor is, their Upcoming Events calendar which is about halfway down on the right hand column of every page, makes it clear that they make a serious effort to get publicize work on a regular basis. They do have a page devoted to recordings from past events which some may find helpful.

They are not interested in fanfiction, gratuitous sexuality and or abuse/violence. They also have more thorough notes about discrimination, message fiction, and RPG and game-based stories which you can read here.

They are open to reprints and previously published work as long as you have the rights to that work. They determine payment rates at the time of the contract, and they range from 50 to 70% of sales. They try to respond within 9 months to a year.

You must follow their formatting guidelines if you are submitting, they link to a template at the top of the submissions page. You can get a good feel of what they’ve published in the past here. Their covers vary wildly.

To learn more about their submission guidelines, go here.

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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