Welcome to the combined Submissions Portal for Zimbell House Publishing and Temptation Press

Whether you are submitting your work to one of our Anthologies or sending us your completed manuscript for a Free Read Review… We have a few guidelines:

Submission Guidelines:

For Manuscripts:

  • Formatting:  Please submit your work in either Microsoft Word format or RTF.  Double-spaced, 12 point font, with one inch margins.  No Headers or footers and please use a simple font, our acquisitions editorial staff will appreciate it. (No hard copies will be accepted.)
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Your Name, Pen Name and Contact Info should be in the upper left hand corner of the document.  Doing so makes it that much easier to contact you.
  • Please only submit your best work.  This means to be certain you have resolved most spelling, punctuation and grammar errors before submitting.
  • Please allow five to six weeks for an evaluation of your work to be returned to you.

For Anthologies & Literary Journals:

  • Word Counts will vary for different anthologies.  Please see the specific anthology for word counts.
  • The work must not have appeared in print anywhere before (Yes, this includes electronic forms).
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to five (5) unique works per anthology or journal.
  • Submission must include a head-shot in .jpg format, and a bio.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font, one inch margins.


Thank you for submitting.  We look forward to reading your work!




Ends on July 15, 2017

Morsels from the Chef

A Collection of Delectable Short Stories

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for this tasty anthology of short stories about chefs, from the restaurant to the private home, from their struggle to get through culinary school, to opening their own business, we want to know what the character’s favorite dish is to prepare, what their professional and private lives are like. Show us the personalities of the characters; are the staff helpful or jealous; how demanding is the boss/owner; is their romantic partner supportive; who are their friends and family.

While this is not a cookbook, adding a recipe to be included in the back of the book will be allowed, please note it is not mandatory, and simple recipes are best.

We are looking for stories with light romance, a happily-ever-after, and believable tales that show us the action more than tell us.

Submissions of both short stories and novelettes to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 5.000 and the maximum word count is 20,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early September 2017.

There is no fee to submit for this anthology.

 Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 20,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017.


Ends on August 15, 2017

Ghost Stories

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about ghosts! Keep your shape-shifters and vampires at home, the only paranormal characters allowed in this anthology are the ghostly kind.

We want ’em all, short-stories to novellas, that feature ghostly characters. Show our readers what life is like in the ‘great beyond’. Is your ghost an earthly clinger? Bent on revenge? A guardian angle? Or do they dwell elsewhere? Does your ghost have a job? Do they get promotions? Can they cross dimensions? Do they fall in love?

Show our readers your best ghost story. We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 6.000 and the maximum word count is 35,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early October 2017.

There is no fee to submit for this anthology.

 Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 35,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017.


Ends on September 15, 2017

Second Chance

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about second chances-For Angels. What happens when an angel screws up their job? Do they get to choose their next assignment? How are their jobs assigned in the first place? How does someone become an angel? Does the angel get to choose which team they work for-Heaven or Hell? What does a promotion look like? Are there levels like a corporate ladder for angels? Do angels go on company retreats? What does an angel have to do to get an assignment working with humans? Do they even want to? How do angels train?

We want ’em all, short-stories to novellas, that feature these questions and more. Show our readers what life is like in the ‘great beyond’. Forget what dogma tells us, this is fiction! Let’s have some fun with the characters. Are they bent on revenge? A guardian angle? Or do they dwell elsewhere? Can they cross dimensions? Do they fall in love? Can they be re-born as a human for the ultimate Second Chance?

Show our readers your best angel story. We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 6.000 and the maximum word count is 35,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early November 2017.

There is no fee to submit for this anthology.

 Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 35,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017.


Ends on October 15, 2017

Stranded

A Collection of Short Stories


Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about what would happen if stranded on a deserted island. How did your character get there? Who is with your character? Is the island truly deserted or simply uncharted? Does your character die there, get rescued, or saves him/herself? How does your character survive? Can the island sustain life or is it depleted of natural resources?

We want ’em all, short-stories to novellas, that feature these questions and more. Let’s have some fun with the characters. Are they bent on revenge?  Do they fall in love? We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 3.500 and the maximum word count is 20,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: Octoberber 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early December 2017.

There is no fee to submit for this anthology.

 Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 20,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017.


Ends on October 31, 2017

Children of Zeus

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about Zeus's children. These mythic tales can be from either Zeus's POV or from the child's. Is the child a full god-immortal? Acknowledged or denied? A favorite? Does the child have any special abilities or gifts? What will the child's occupation be? Where does he/she live? Do they get along with his other children, what about their mother's family? Any human siblings? What does Zeus's wife, Hera, think? How does the child evolve through the centuries?

We want 'em all, short-stories to novellas, that feature these questions and more. Let's have some fun with the characters. Are they bent on revenge?  Do they fall in love? Do they perpetually strive to please or gain favor with Zeus? We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 3,500 and the maximum word count is 20,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017 with a targeted release date of late December 2017.

There is no fee to submit for this anthology.

 Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 20,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017.


Ends on November 30, 2017

Hera's Daughter

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about the daughter of Hera. These mythic tales can be from either Hera's POV or from the daughter's. We are looking for tales of match-making, marriage, and how woman invoke her help. How does Hera's daughter feel about this subject? Is she bitter, angry, forever hopeful and optimistic? Does she want her mother's help, want to take over the family business, sabotage it? What about modern day online dating? Is that the invention of Hera?  Or her daughter trying to streamline the requests for help?

We want 'em all, short-stories to novellas, that feature these questions and more. Let's have some fun with the characters.  We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 3,500 and the maximum word count is 20,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2017 with a targeted release date of late January 2018.

There is no fee to submit for this anthology.

 Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 20,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2017.


Kiss & Tell

Temptation Press is holding open submissions of short stories to be featured in this upcoming collection that kisses and tells.  Our readers want stories that tell about steamy pick-ups, dreamy neighbors, cute co-workers, wedding dates that went right, and any other situations that warrant telling your best friend what happened last night or last weekend. In the strictest of confidences of course!

The intended rating for this anthology will be scalding or scorching (see our ratings guide).

Please keep in mind the minimum word count is 4,000 and the maximum word count is 17,500.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early September 2017.

There is no submission fee for this anthology.

Send your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 17,500 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have previously appeared in print or online anywhere.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each contributor may submit up to three (3) unique works.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font, with one-inch margins.

All contributors will receive a free print copy of the book approximately three weeks after release.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submission, this is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: July 15,2017


Ends on August 15, 2017

Sharing

Temptation Press is holding open submissions for short stories to be featured in this upcoming collection of threesomes. These tales should show the trials and triumphs of sharing your partner with another. All gender combinations are welcome in this anthology. We are looking for well-crafted, tasteful plots with believable characters.

The intended rating for this anthology will be steamy or scalding (see our ratings guide).

Please keep in mind the minimum word count is 4,000 and the maximum word count is 17,500.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early October 2017.

There is no submission fee for this anthology.

Send your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 17,500 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have previously appeared in print or online anywhere.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each contributor may submit up to three (3) unique works.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font, with one-inch margins.

All contributors will receive a free print copy of the book approximately three weeks after release.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submission, this is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: August 15,2017


They Call Me Casanova

Temptation Press is holding open submissions for short stories to be featured in this upcoming collection of the male gigolo.  Is your character an international playboy-a modern day Don Juan? A con-man bilking the unsuspecting out of a fortune? Where does he ply his trade?  How long has he been one? How did he get started? Did he have a mentor? What was that like? Does he prefer Cougars? Thrill your readers with all the good looks, perfect manners and sexual prowess these guys have to offer.

All gender combinations are welcome in this anthology. We are looking for well-crafted, tasteful plots with believable characters.

Please keep in mind the minimum word count is 5,000 and the maximum word count is 20,500.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early November 2017.

There is no submission fee for this anthology.

Send your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 20,500 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have previously appeared in print or online anywhere.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each contributor may submit up to three (3) unique works.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font, with one-inch margins.

All contributors will receive a free print copy of the book approximately three weeks after release.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submission, this is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017


Part-Time Opportunity


Temptation Press is holding open submissions for short stories to be featured in this upcoming collection of what the part-time opportunity can mean.  Is your character a college student looking for an internship? Or a bored housewife looking for some excitement? Is she hoping to fill her time or her bank account? Will she find love, a torrid romance with the boss, or friendships with benefits? What does this mean for her home-life? Does your character miss out on the opportunity or grab it with both hands? Does it cause conflict in her life? What does she have to give up to take the opportunity? It the opportunity legal?

All gender combinations are welcome in this anthology. We are looking for well-crafted, tasteful plots with believable characters.

Please keep in mind the minimum word count is 3,000 and the maximum word count is 15,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early December 2017.

There is no submission fee for this anthology.

Send your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 15,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have previously appeared in print or online anywhere.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each contributor may submit up to three (3) unique works. Please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font, with one-inch margins.

All contributors will receive a free print copy of the book approximately three weeks after release.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submission, this is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017


Ends on November 15, 2017

The Professor

Temptation Press is holding open submissions for short stories to be featured in this upcoming collection involving a professor. These stories can be from the students POV or the Professor's. Is it a tale of seduction, submission, or surrender? By whom? We are looking for lessons learned more than happily-ever-afters, however, we certainly don't mind a HEA.

All gender combinations are welcome in this anthology. We are looking for well-crafted, tasteful plots with believable characters.

Please keep in mind the minimum word count is 3,000 and the maximum word count is 15,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early January 2018.

There is no submission fee for this anthology.

Send your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 15,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have previously appeared in print or online anywhere.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each contributor may submit up to three (3) unique works. Please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font, with one-inch margins.

All contributors will receive a free print copy of the book approximately three weeks after release.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submission, this is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2017


At this time, Zimbell House Publishing is not accepting academic works.

Please Note:
  1. If you are submitting a Children's book, please use the Children's Manuscript submission category.
  2. If you are submitting an illustration/photographic intensive manuscript, such as a coffee table book or cookbook, please use the category for Specialty Manuscript .
  • Only completed manuscripts will be reviewed.  Our editorial team feels it is the only way to give an accurate evaluation of the work to writers seeking consideration for publication. 
  • Once a manuscript has been evaluated (approximately three to four weeks), an offer may be presented to the writer to enter into a partnership with Zimbell House Publishing to finalize the manuscript and bring it to press. 

This evaluation is complimentary, and no fees are charged for this service.





Note:
  1. If you have illustrations available please upload them with your manuscript as separate images.
  2. If you do not have illustrations available at this time, but are working with an illustrator, please let us know.
  3. If you need an illustrator, we can help you with that!
  • Only completed manuscripts will be reviewed.  (This does not mean you have to have your illustrations completed to submit the text portion of the book.)  Our editorial team feels it is the only way to give an accurate evaluation of the work to writers seeking consideration for publication. 
  • Once a manuscript has been evaluated (approximately three to four weeks), an offer may be presented to the writer to enter into a partnership with Zimbell House Publishing to finalize the manuscript and bring it to press. 

This evaluation is complimentary, and no fees are charged for this service.


  • Only completed manuscripts will be reviewed. Our editorial team feels it is the only way to give an accurate evaluation of the work to writers seeking consideration for publication.
  • Please upload images as separate files.
  • Once a manuscript has been evaluated (approximately three to four weeks), an offer may be presented to the writer to enter into a partnership with Zimbell House Publishing to finalize the manuscript and bring it to press. 

This evaluation is complimentary, and no fees are charged for this service.