The Publishing Room
Maintained by Raymond Long. Disclaimer: any information on this website could be wrong.
What are ebooks? List of ebook publishers
Ebooks (electronic books, e-books, eBooks) are books published as electronic files, not printed books.
To read them you need some device such as a a computer, a handheld ebook reader, or a mobile phone.
Notable devices/formats (as of 2009-Aug) include
- List of
ebook reading devices.
- List of
ebook formats (file types).
While a print novel is usually over 70,000 words, ebooks can be any length.
Ebook novellas of 30,000-40,000 words are common, and I've seen some under 20,000.
Sales of an ebook will typically be small: tens or hundreds of copies.
For this reason, companies that publish ebooks only with no print version
need to release new titles every week to stay in business.
As a result, ebook-only publishers accept a much higher percentage of the work submitted to them than print publishers do.
Today (2009-Aug), many big print publishers put out ebook versions of their print novels.
Some magazines print original short stories. Some magazines and anthologies choose short stories through
competitions. Many competitions have a fee to enter.
database of magazines.
database of competitions.
listing of competitions by month.
- Factual articles on a wide variety of topics.
- British horror magazine with a monthly competition for short stories. First prize £100.
Entry free to subscribers, otherwise £3.
Anthology contests. Subjects so far (2009-Oct): zombies, monsters.
Publisher is Dark Moon horror novel publisher.
Futures Mystery Anthology
- Open to submissions annually Aug-15 to Oct-29. Prefer entries 5000-15000 words.
Publisher is Twilight Times, which says (2009-Oct) it will give
preference in novel publishing to authors published here.
Dark Discoveries Magazine
- Open to submissions annually Oct-1 to Jun-1. Horror/dark fantasy and dark mystery,
"original ideas and new twists on old Horror conventions... the darker side of the human condition".
500-5,000 words. Pay USD $0.05 per word.
- Open to submissions for short stories for Wading Pool. Pay 50% of gross receipts.
Also Open to submissions annually Jul-15 to Aug-15 for stories under 1,000 words,
for back of monthly newsletter. Pay $25.
Twilight Times Ezine
- Open to submissions but when isn't clear. Fiction 1000-10000 words. Poetry.
SF, dark/light fantasy, cross-genre and literary works. No horror, gore, violence, psycho-killer.
Publisher is Twilight Times (see above).
short story submissions. Up to 1000 words. Mystery. Pay USD $0.05 per word.
Festive Fear 2
- Open to submissions 2009-Oct-1 to 2010-Jun-30. This appears to be annual but the website doesn't say outright.
Horror: the darker side of Christmas. 100-5,000 words. Pay $50 Australian.
short story submissions. 7000-10000 words. Non-genre-specific, stream-of-consciousness, based on a journey,