Submissions are OPEN
Please read our FAQs for answers to common questions. Below is what you need to know to make a submission.
What we want
We only publish works within the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category that broadly fit our tagline: “North of Cozy; South of Noir.” If you’re not sure whether your novel fits, it probably doesn’t.
Minimum length: 15,000 words
Maximum length: Whatever it takes to tell your story. We don’t care as long as we’re flipping pages, wondering what is going to happen next.
Language: American English
Setting: United States or Canada or someplace we don’t have to research location facts (e.g.. a fictional island off the Antarctica Peninsula would be fine).
Contemporary or Futuristic. No historical (we don’t have the ability to make sure your historical world is accurately portrayed).
We are not into pornography, gratuitous sex or violence, or works intended for children or middle-grade. YA to codgers is fine. Sex and violence are part of life and part of mystery/suspense/thrillers; just make sure it is part of the underlying story and its characters.
Most important: When we get to the end of your submission and congratulate you on what a fine story you wrote.
Second most important: As your mother probably told you, you only have one chance to make a good first impression. While part of what we do as a publishing house is try to catch typos and fix grammar errors, if the manuscript you provide is littered with them and misspellings, we’ll assume you really don’t care about your product. That makes us ask, why should we?
How do I submit my manuscript?
Electronically, but only during an open submission period. If you submit your manuscript when we’re not reading, well, we won’t read it.
Please email your submission package to us at subs [@] wolfsechopress.com. If you physically mail something to us, we’ll be ticked because it means we’ll feel obligated to shred it or burn it in our burn barrel. We hate waste. Your electronic package should consist of the following items:
6 separate attachments (Word document or Rich Text File format)