G E N E R A L  S U B M I S S I O N  G U I D E L I N E S

Effective 10-2014:

Silverthought Press is NOT currently accepting unsolicited novel, novella, short story, or anthology submissions at this time. We will post all updates about the reopening of unsolicited submissions to this page.



The print publishing division of Silverthought Press seeks submissions of quality novels and novellas in the genre of speculative fiction. Transgressive/literary fiction manuscripts will be forwarded to our Offense Mechanisms imprint. Silverthought typically publishes 3-5 books/year, but we have a rolling submissions policy. If you would like to submit your full manuscript or a representative sample of the work to Silverthought Press, please send a query through the Silverthought submission manager. Due to rampant spam and disregard for our submission guidelines, we have discontinued the email address and will no longer monitor that account. In addition, we will no longer accept printed manuscript submissions. All unsolicited submissions must be uploaded through our online submission manager.


  • Before submitting your work to Silverthought, take a look around the site (particularly our bookstore) and familiarize yourself with who we are, what we're all about, and what we've published in the past. Know your target. Generic queries shotgunned to Mr. Editor of Sliver Thought Publications will be ignored.

  • Do not submit short stories to the print division of Silverthought. You may have heard that we publish a print magazine. We don't. ST Print publishes novels and the occasional collection of short fiction. Visit ST Online to submit short work to our online publication.

  • Any updates to the status of our manuscript acceptance policy will be posted on this page, and information contained on this page supercedes any and all submission guidelines listed on third-party publisher directories and submission guideline aggregators.

  • PROOFREAD YOUR SUBMISSIONS. Do we really need to say this? Yes. In fact, we'll say it again. PROOFREAD YOUR SUBMISSIONS.
After submitting your manuscript, please allow 6-12 months for an evaluation of your work. Response time is generally much shorter, but unforeseen circumstances, slushpile backlog, or consultation among the editorial staff may necessitate a longer evaluation. All submissions are held in the strictest confidence by the Silverthought staff. We read each query and manuscript, but due to the number of submissions, we do not send personalized responses to writers whose manuscripts do not currently meet our needs. If you do not receive a reply to your query after 12 months, please consider your manuscript rejected. Emails requesting updates on the status of a submission will be ignored. Sorry to be a bastard about this, but the slushpile is a deep and unforgiving abyss.


T E C H N I C A L  S U B M I S S I O N  G U I D E L I N E S

Times New Roman 12 is preferred. Manuscripts in Courier will most likely be ignored, as will any manuscripts that feature vampires, magic, dragons, wizards, or unicorns, even though Paul Hughes absolutely loves unicorns.

You may upload digital manuscripts in .pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .wpf, or .odt format.

Please include the following information with your query:

Author Information:

Author name/pseudonym
Mailing address
Web site
Author bio
Publication history

Title Information:

Word/page count
Book synopsis

You will receive automatic confirmation from the submission manager upon successful upload of your manuscript.


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