Damnation Books, P.O. Box 3931 Santa Rosa, CA 95402-9998. Email: submissions-at-damnationbooks.com. Website: http://www.damnationbooks.com
. Kim Richards Gilchrist, all sections. "Damnation Books serves lovers of dark fiction: horror, dark fantasy, thrillers, paranormals, science fiction and erotica in dark settings. We offer books in ebook, digital and trade paperback formats." Publishes 25-32 books/year. Welcomes new writers. Publishes book approx. 6-9 months after acceptance. Responds in 4-6 weeks. Guidelines online http://www.damnationbooks.com
CURRENT NEEDS: "Longer works. We are open to short stories but are getting in so many, the competition is fierce." Pays $0.03/word for short stories and 40% net royalties on novels and novellas. Short stories: 5,000 to 10,000 words; novellas: 10,001 to 60,000 words, novels: 60,001 to 120,000 words. Pays quarterly. "Please submit via email - MS word or rich text files. Send the full manuscript for short stories. Novellas and novels need the first two chapters and the last chapter. Include name, address, email, snail mail address, webpage, blogs and a marketing plan."
HINTS: Common mistake is, "sending manuscripts not ready for publication with basic grammar problems and plot logic issues. We don't like passive voice and most first person stories are better told in third person narrative. We also want authors willing to work with their editor to polish the story as much as possible. We are looking into doing digital and ebook comics. We are going to try one and see how it goes. If someone has a script, keep an eye on our guidelines for when (and if) we do start accepting those. Never give up. Sometimes a story is rejected because we already have one like it slated for publication or too many of that length. Sometimes it's a good story but not quite in the genres we are publishing or goes against one of the taboos we list in the guidelines. When you get that reject, go ahead and be angry for a couple of hours, then open your story and revise it again. After that, send it to another market." [This is an original market listing created by WritersWeekly.com using information provided directly by this publisher. Copyright 2009 WritersWeekly.com. May not be reposted/republished without written permission.]