Submission Guidlines

Anthology Submission Guidlines

Please check the anthologies page to make sure you know the submission call before you begin to write!
 

  • 12 point font

  • Times New Roman

  • 1.5 spacing 

  • 1 inch margins 

  • .5 indentation 

  • Title centered at the top

In the header of your manuscript, list items thus: Last Name, Anthology Name, Title of Piece, Word Count, Page Number.

When you email SummerStorm Press a short story, please put your name and the title in the subject line. DO NOT paste your story in the body of the email. Please attach the story as an MSWord document ONLY. No Google docs, PDFs, or plain text files will be accepted.

Please title your file after your piece with your last name and the name of the anthology you are submitting to. For example: The Grapes Of Wrath_Steinbeck_Anthology Name.docx 

In your email, please address your emails To The Editor. Be professional and edit your emails before you send them (making a good first impression!). Do not send a blank email. Tell us who you are, have you been published before (sorry, your fifth-grade picture book doesn't count), give us links to your publications and public social media, and tell us in 100 words or so what your short story is about.  

See our anthology contracts here before you submit. 

Submit your short stories to submissions@summerstormpress.com

Good Luck and thanks for offering your short story to the anthology!

Manuscripts

CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NOVEL-LENGTH SUBMISSIONS. We are experimenting with book-length submissions and fully intend to reopen submissions to novels, novellas, and novelettes at a later date.

HOWEVER, you may still purchase our author services here.

These guidelines go for manuscript and short story submissions. Please submit short stories as indicated underneath the ANTHOLOGIES tab. 
 

  • 12 point font

  • Times New Roman

  • 1.5 spacing 

  • 1 inch margins 

  • .5 indentation 

  • Chapters start on new pages

If you have a completed manuscript, send a query letter first in an attached MSWord document (memo formatting) not in the body of your email. If you have not finished the manuscript, please feel free to still query us! 

Once we receive your query, we will get back to you in 2 weeks or less. If SummerStorm Press is interested in moving forward with your manuscript, we will then ask to see the first five chapters or 25 pages. After that, if you have piqued our interest, we will contact you for production and create a contract!   

 

When we ask to see your manuscript, please include the following:

In the header of your manuscript, list items thus: Last Name, Title of Piece, Word Count, Page Number

When you email SummerStorm Press a manuscript, please put your name and the title in the subject line. DO NOT paste your manuscript in the body of the email. Please attach the manuscript as an MSWord document ONLY. No Google docs, PDFs, or plain text files will be accepted.

Please title your file after your piece with your last name. For example: The Grapes Of Wrath_Steinbeck.docx 


In your email, please address your emails To The Editor. Be professional and edit your emails before you send them (making a good first impression!) Do not send a blank email. Tell us who you are, have you been published before (sorry, your fifth-grade picture book doesn't count), give us links to your publications and public social media, and tell us in 250 words or so what your manuscript is about and whom you think your primary audience is. 

Submit your queries and manuscripts to submissions@summerstormpress.com 

Good Luck and thanks for considering choosing SummerStorm Press for your self-publishing needs!

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L.J. Valente

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