Genres and Length
Novelty Fiction is currently reviewing stories in the multiple genres. We are primarily interested in works that combine originality of concept, a solid or sophisticated writing style, and a sound grasp of basic story elements (plot, characterization, setting, storyline etc.). Our editor has limited tolerance for basic technical errors that detract from the reading experience.
We will consider stories of virtually any length (short story: 1,000-7,500 words; novelette: 7,500-17,500 words; novella: 17,500-50,000 words; novel: 50,000-150,000 words). We do not accept poems, essays, or fiction aimed at children.
Publication methods and royalties
At launch, a story will be made available to the members of Novelty Fiction Book Club, whether as a download (PDF) or as a discounted print edition. It will also be made available for sale to the general public in print and various e-book formats. Short stories, novelettes and novellas may be published in combination with other short works of fiction (magazines, collections, anthologies).
Regardless of the method of distribution and the cost for the reader, the author will receive royalties as follows: Short stories: $0.50 per copy; novelettes: $0.75 per copy; novellas: $1.25-$1.50 per copy; novels: $2-$2.50 per copy. Royalty statements are sent out semiannually (July and January), and royalties are paid annually (January).
Novelty Fiction uses short publication offers and simple acceptance via an online feedback form. The author must grant Novelty Fiction a worldwide, exclusive license to publish the story in print and any digital format. We do not acquire any other rights (audiobook, movie, translations, etc.). The author retains copyright in their work. The publication agreement continues in perpetuity, until terminated by either party with 90 days prior notice.
How to submit and what to expect
Please contact our editor Morten Rand via our online feedback form to receive an email inviting you to submit your work. When submitting your manuscript to the email address provided in the invitation, please paste your story into the body of the email message or include it as a file attachment. In the email header, please write as follows: “Submission: (Title of your story).”
Our editor will respond within 4 weeks, letting you know whether we can offer to publish your story or not. We may make final acceptance conditional upon revisions to be carried out successfully by the author within a specified period of time. Editorial support, line editing and proofreading will be provided free of charge, as needed, prior to publication.
Our commitment does not end with publication. We are happy to nominate the works of our featured authors for contests and literary awards.