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What are we after?
Pulp: There isn't anything specific you need to do to be pulp. It's more about what you don't have to leave out. If sex, violence, rock n roll, drugs, deviancy and/or moustaches are essential to your story, then so be it. If not, that's fine too. Literary, detective, PI, mystery, hardboiled, postmodern, send us whatever you've got.
Crime: Transgression, to be precise. It could be legal, social, ethical or moral, but crime in the broadest sense is about crossing boundaries. Sometimes we edge our way toward the line in the sand. Sometimes we don't even notice it's there.
Novellas: 20-35,000 words is sweet. We will consider work outside that, up to short novels. Roughly 18k to 60k. The book should be exactly the right number of words for the story.
If you think your work matches the above, send it in.
If you're not sure, send it anyway.
What to send?
Query letter - Synopsis - Manuscript
The query letter should contain a brief description of and blurb about your book, a short bio, and any writing credits or other particulars you think we should know about. This bit isn't really important, don't sweat too long on it. It's just saying 'Hi', really.
Beneath that, in the body of the email, include a synopsis that's as short as possible. Half a page or so is great. A paragraph or two is perfect. It doesn't need every character, or every twist and turn, just an overview of major events. Again, not crucial so don't worry too much.
Attach your manuscript as a separate file. This is the important bit. MS Word (.doc or .docx) is great. If we can't read it we'll let you know.
We aim to get back to you within a week or two. One month maximum. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere so we can remove it from the pile.
Send the whole lot to Chris Black at submissions[at]numberthirteenpress.com
Why should you submit to #13 press?
We are an e-publisher with only 13 slots to fill. As with any genuine publisher, we charge no fees to our authors. We offer a rigorous and comprehensive editing process, and stylish, distinctive and original cover art. Small, new, but committed to making your book the best it can be.
Rights and Royalties
No advance, commision only.
Author royalties are a simple 60% of all income after the sales platform (Amazon etc.) have taken their fees and percentages.
We ask for exclusive English-language digital rights (including ePrint-on-Demand) for 3 years.
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