Ten Minute Pitch

Give us a look at your story. Write a query letter to us. Investigate online about query letters, and spend ten minutes writing one to us about your story. Keep in mind our submission guidelines (below) to avoid rejections.

Send your query letter to:

submissions@copypastapublishing.com

Add "Ten Minute Pitch" to the subject line

Suggested Items to Include:

Bio‚Äč

Author's address and email

Title, genre, and word count

Story synopsis of characters, backstory, and plot twists

First ten pages of your science fiction (or other genre) manuscript

Submission Guidelines

Types of Publication

  • E-book, paperback, audiobook, and video
  • Weblogs
  • Novelettes, novellas, and novels
  • Poetry books/collections
  • Accepting audio version author's readings of books

Payment

Authors will be compensated with 35% of gross profit or another negotiated royalty plan.

Genre

  • Science fiction
  • Horror
  • Paranormal Fiction
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Romance
  • Religion/Spirituality
  • Society/Culture
  • Looking for cover art in these genres

Submission details

  • Reprints: Accepted
  • Email and mail submissions accepted
  • Email for querying editor
  • Word or Open Office files accepted, no PDF
  • Cover letter with author bio required
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted - yes
  • Multiple submissions accepted - yes
  • Accepting all year
  • Requesting sole rights to publish the story during one or more publishing periods

Word Length

Novelette: 14,000-17,000 words

Novel: 40,000-70,000 words

Short story: 5,000 words

Weblog: 3,000 words

Response time

We will try to respond with one quarter of a year or 3 months. If there's no response after 3 months, ask us again about your submission