ACCESS SILVERTHOUGHT SUBMISSION MANAGER:
Silverthought Press will reopen to unsolicited submissions in March 2014. We are NOT accepting unsolicited novel, novella, short story, or anthology submissions at this time. Our online division remains open to all submissions.
ABOUT OUR PRINT DIVISION:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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:
You will receive automatic confirmation from the submission manager upon successful upload of your manuscript.