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Weird Little Worlds - Nonfiction (Fiction)

What We Publish
Great adventure, terrifying monsters, science that boggles the mind, and fantastical worlds we can’t help but fall in love with.
When reading, we are looking for things that uplift, edify, reveal eternal truths, are spiritually resonant, and leave the reader motivated to action, thought, and change…or are just plain fun.
Adventure: We love fun, family-friendly adventures like The Princess Bride, Adventures in Babysitting, Goonies or Love and Monsters. But we also love gripping nonfiction adventures like 127 Hours, The Perfect Storm, and Into the Wild. In any case, your adventure story should make us care about the characters, feel the exhilaration of their challenges, and resolve in a satisfying conclusion.
Science Fiction: Whether your science fiction is hard or soft, we are excited to travel to new worlds with you and learn about the concepts, technology, and cultures of the past, present, and future. Some of our favorite scifi includes This Is How You Lose the Time War (Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone), How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Charles Yu), Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card), Stories of Your Life, and Other Tales (Ted Chiang), and Dark Matter (Blake Crouch).
Fantasy: Great fantasy is all about creating a world and magic system that is believable and compelling. We love fantasy that is all-inclusive, moves quick, and focuses on new perspectives. Some of our favorite fantasy includes long series like Dune (Frank Herbert), The Belgariad (David Eddings), The Mistborn Saga (Brandon Sanderson), though we tend towards acquiring singular fantasy novels like The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern), American Gods (Neil Gaiman), Watership Down (Richard Adams) and The Book of Lost Things (John Connelly).
Horror: We have a special love of horror, and are always looking for fresh voices and innovative stories. While we especially love horror short fiction like In That Endlessness, Our End (Gemma Files) and Out of Water (Sarah Read), we are looking to acquire novels as well. Some great books that we wish we had published include Through the Woods (Emily Carroll), Needful Things (Stephen King), The Girl with All the Gifts (M. R. Carey), and White is For Witching (Helen Oyeyemi).

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
40000 words and up

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

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Listing added: 15 May 2024

Last officially checked: 15 May 2024

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