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.
Fiction Factor's listing of fiction markets:
database of magazines.
database of competitions.
listing of competitions by month.
IR ("information retrieved") followed by a month indicates that the information following was retrieved
in that month. Date information not preceded by IR indicates something else, such as a deadline or submission window.
IR 2015-Nov. Horror ezine. Open to short story submissions about lost souls. 300-2500 words. Unpaid?
IR 2014-Oct. SF, Fantasy magazine. Open to short story submissions. 1K-8K words, 4K preferred. Pay USD $0.07-0.10 per word.
IR 2014-Oct. SF magazine. Open to short story submissions. 1K-20K words, no serialised novels. Pay USD $0.08-0.10 per word.
Daily Science Fiction.
IR 2014-Oct. Open to short story submissions. Speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, slipstream.
"Eager" for flash series of 3+ linked flash tales.
100-1500 words. Pay USD $0.08 per word.
IR 2014-Oct. Submision guidelines written 2009-Jun. Open to short story submissions. Detective, mystery, noir.
Up to 1K words. Pay USD $0.05 per word.
IR 2014-Oct. British horror magazine. Competition for short stories, open to worldwide entries, deadline
2014-Oct-31. Up to 5K words. First prize GBP £100. Entry free (variable).
No indication whether or not there will be further competitions after 2014-Oct.
Closed for submissions. The following websites are still up, but appear to no longer accept submissions.
IR 2014-Oct: Futures Mystery www.fmam.biz/guidelines_story.shtml, darkdiscoveries.com/submission-guidelines,
www.twilighttimes.com, www.tasmaniacpublications.com, www.legendtimesgroup.co.uk/legend-press,
Downed websites. The following websites no longer host publications.
IR 2014-Oct: horrorwritingcontest.com (Dark Moon), www.swimmingkangaroo.com.