If you’d like to submit a manuscript to us, please follow the guidelines below.

We’re looking for fantasy and sci-fi stories that keep us turning the pages, have excellent prose, and that have themes that keep us thinking about them long after we’ve stopped reading. If your story will help us to see the world differently, all the better.

We’re especially interested to hear stories from or about people who are marginalised in society. That could include an alien species, a ferocious monster, or the outcast, for example. But hey, in these invented worlds let your imagination run wild!

Submission guidelines

Please read and follow these guidelines carefully before submitting your manuscript to us

  1. Please include a synopsis of your story in 500 words or less. Please include the genre, the intended audience, and whether the work is a standalone book or part of a series
  2. Please include the first 3,000 words of your manuscript. This should be in a Word document, double spaced, Times New Roman font size 12
  3. There should be no on-screen sex, gratuitous violence, or excessive bad language (e.g. no F-bombs)
  4. Please make sure your manuscript is complete before submitting your sample
  5. Your submission should be as polished and professional as you can make it

We accept submissions from both agents and directly from authors.


Once you’re ready to submit, please email us at with the following information:

  • Your name, pen name (if applicable), and whether you are a new or previously published author. If you are previously published please include links to previous works and/or website
  • The synopsis of your story as detailed above
  • The first 3,000 words of your manuscript as detailed above
  • Your social media links

Please note that incomplete submissions may not be considered.

While we aim to respond to all submissions in a timely manner, this is not always possible. It may therefore be several months before we are able to reply.

Thank you for your interest in Aelurus Publishing.