STORIES THAT ENCHANT THE MIND

Traditional Publishing

Traditional Publishing Criteria

For Authors interested in publishing with Otherworlds Inc.

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED TILL 2022!

The Otherworlds Inc is not just a creative studio, but a publisher of high fantasy, science fiction, cosmic horror, and paranormal works aimed at adults, young adults, and new adults. We publish novels, short stories, western comics, and manga across the world. We also provide our creators (authors and/or artist) with a full-service publishing experience, marketing support, and technical know-how, while ensuring that these creative world builders are truly able to compete against top names with a highly selective acquisition process. Be sure to check the genres we are currently interested in below.

Favored Genres

Fantasy

We are also interested in: High/Epic Fantasy, Low Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Grimdark, Magical Realism, Fables, Sword and Sorcery, Romantic Fantasy, Urban Fantasy.

Science Fiction

We are also interested in: Aliens, Alternate History, Parallel Universe, Apocalyptic, Cyberpunk, Dystopia, Robots/Androids/A.I, Time Travel, Steam Punk, Space Opera, Space Exploration

Cosmic Horror

We are also interested in: Fairytale Horror, Post-Apocalyptic Horror, Lovecraftian Mythos, Supernatural Horror, Paranormal.

Favored Mediums

Book/Novel

Includes: Short Story books and Anthologies.

Comics

Includes: Graphic Novels, Manga, and Webcomics.

We believe in transparency and will always be brutally honest with what we are looking for, how we work, and what we will need from you. There will be no subtle hints or assumptions made in regard to responsibilities and obligations. To us, the quality of a story is above everything and it be should nurtured.

What We Are Looking For

Here at Otherworlds, we are looking for stories that engage the mind and set fire to the imagination. These stories can be submitted in traditional manuscripts if seeking publication for a novel, short story, or novella. It can also be submitted in script or sketch panel formats if seeking to publish in the comic or manga mediums. If the artistic work has been completed with illustrations, please show us the art and the pages for the completed version instead of just the script.

The length of the books vary depending on the medium in which you are choosing to publish in.


  • Flash Fiction: 100-500 words
  • Short Stories: 1k-10k
  • Novellas: 10k-40k
  • Novels: 50k-100k
  • Epics: 100k+
  • Comics: 24-34 pages
  • Manga: 20-36 pages


Exceptions can be made depending on the genre and if the word count does not stray too far from the industry norm.



FORMATTING CRITERIA

For Text Only Manuscripts:

  • Document type: PDF or DOCX
  • Font: Times New Roman 12 point
  • Spacing: .5 inch indents, text double spaced

For Comic Book Scripts:

Comic Book Submissions will re-open in the third quarter- July 2021. Please sign up for the newsletter to be notified when we update our submissions criteria in preparation for accepting comic book submissions.

What We Are Not Accepting

  1. We do not accept works that are currently traditionally published elsewhere, in any venue. This includes most forms of digital self-publishing. Exceptions exist. For example, if you published online on your own personal site or on a comic platform for people to view such as Webtoon Canvas or Wattpad where you still retain full rights. However, if it's published by any publishing house or owned by a digital platform such as Webtoon Features it may be denied.
  2. We do not accept works that are not identifiable as fantasy, science fiction, horror, or do not fit the genre we are currently soliciting. For example, we accept romance fantasy or a science fiction thriller, but we will not accept a romance thriller. The genre submitted must contain the elements of fantasy, science fiction, or any genre we are currently seeking. Big Note: We do not except all types of horror, simple slashers, or meaningless gore.
  3. We are not currently interested in tie-in fiction. By this we mean works that exist within already established worlds in previously published novels/comics, or that relies upon a knowledge of previously published novels/comics.

Publishing Details

  1. What we pay: We offer royalties, which will be addressed during contract negotiation. The author will be paid quarterly, if their story has sold. Also, the author is given 10 physical copies.
  2. What rights does that give you? Our contract covers the right to publish the story in print, audio, and Ebook formats, worldwide, in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages depending on market need. Most of our print books will be published as a p.o.d. However, we may choose to publish other print editions.
  3. Submit only one work at a time. If you have more than one novel or comic, you may submit only one at a time. You may submit another once we have responded to your first submission. So, please send your best work first.
  4. If you submit simultaneously to www.otherworldsinc.com and other publishing venues, and your story is accepted by a different venue, please immediately withdraw your submission if you accept the offer. Send a message on our contact page. You can also email at: Contact@otherworldsinc.com with your story title, date submitted, and byline. Please make sure to type "Withdrawal" in your subject line.


Interested in Submitting?

So you want to submit your manuscript to us? Awesome. Writing a book is hard work and publishing it is even harder work. There is a lot that goes into getting a book out and into the world. Our goal is giving you the best chance to succeed.

If you believe Otherworlds Inc is a goof fit for your project, check out our submissions page. We have compiled a Productions Checklist and a Marketing Checklist to help you prepare your project for submission with Otherworlds Inc.

We appreciate your interest, and we look forward to working with you in the future!

SUBMISSION INFO:

Please read the rules on this page before submitting your manuscript or comic proposal to the email below.

Response may take time depending on the amount of submissions, but we will always respond. Submissions are CURRENTLY CLOSED!

If submission button has an error, PLEASE notify us on the contact page.

PUBLISHER TIPS 1:

We accept Submissions in 12pt, Times New Roman, and double-spaced with 0.5 indents.

PUBLISHER TIP 2:

Try to keep your blurb at the 500 word count.

PUBLISHER TIP 3:

Make sure to build at least one social media platform such as instagram, facebook or twitter.

PUBLISHER TIP 4:

Write every day, even if it's one page.

SUBMISSION INFO:

Please read the rules on this page before submitting your manuscript or comic proposal.

Response may take time depending on the amount of submissions, but we will always respond.

Submissions are CURRENTLY CLOSED!

Author Advice

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