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Midnight Meadow Publishing

As a general rule, Midnight Meadow Publishing is looking for anything with queer protagonists or by queer authors so long as the story does not fall into the “bury your gays” trope.

We are interested a wide variety of stories, but here are a few genres/categories on our “MSWL” (manuscript wishlist):
– Contemporary YA or adult romance with characters who identify as LGBTQ+, including transgender, asexual, and/or pairings that depict healthy ethically non-monogamous poly relationships
– Steampunk
– Hard sci-fi, including any of the following elements: time travel, alien species, robots/AI, etc
– Horror of any kind; however, we are likely not to accept anything with gratuitious violence, body mutilation, or torture/death of LGBTQ characters
– Westerns, historical fiction, or speculative fiction set in 1700-1900 time period
– Winter holiday/Hallmark channel style romance
– Friendship/coming-of-age adventures, especially set between 1960-1990
– Sports-themed romance
– Music/band/musical artist theme, whether contemporary or sci-fi/fantasy
– Retellings, especially gender bent, and especially fairytales, lore, legends, myths, and the classics, i.e. Shakespeare, Austen, Dickens.

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Market Genres
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
50000 words and up

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 42 days

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Listing added: 30 March 2024

Last officially checked: 30 March 2024

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