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


Whether  you are submitting your work to one of our Anthologies or sending us your completed manuscript for possible publication … 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 eight to twelve weeks for an evaluation of your work to be returned to you. Our entire acquisitions team needs to review your work before a decision is made.

For Anthologies & Literary Journals:

  • Word Counts will vary for different anthologies.  Please see the specific anthology for word counts to prevent auto declining your work.
  • 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. However, they must be separate submissions.
  • Submission must include a head-shot in .jpg format, and a brief bio (under 100 words).
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font (Times New Roman is best), one inch margins, and no headers/footers.
  • Try to use Americanized spelling.
  • Dialog must use double quotes, not single.
  • Please note that submissions are not read until after the deadline is reached. Determinations will be made within thirty (30) days after the deadline.

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

 Forbidden: An Erotic Collection

In this anthology, Temptation Press is looking for short stories that explore the forbidden. The hidden desires that tempt us to cheat, even when we truly love our current partner. 

  • Dialogue needs to be believable, and please keep dialects/slang to a bare minimum if you must use them.
  • No head-hopping or POV changes.
  • Please show more of the action than just telling the reader what happens.

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: December 31, 2018, with a targeted release date of early February 2019.

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

Submission Guidelines:

  • Any work under 3,500 words will be automatically 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, no headers/footers.

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. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2018.

1929

Zimbell House is holding open submissions for short stories that take place in 1929. As the 90th anniversary of the end of the 'roaring '20s' is upon us, our readers want to know just how much has society evolved in the past 90 years. Have the technological advances really made us any happier? Better humans? Or do things every really change?

  • Please keep foul language to a minimum-it loses its punch if over-used.
  • Dialogue needs to be believable, and please keep dialects/slang to a bare minimum if you must use them.
  • No head-hopping or POV changes. Pick one point of view and stick with it.
  • Please show more of the action than just telling the reader what happens.

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 15,000.

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

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019, with a targeted release date of early March 2019.

Submit your best work. Poorly formatted and unedited work will be turned down. Please use Americanized English spellings. We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain. 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Any work under 3,500 words will be automatically 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-no headers/footers.

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. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019.

The Setup: An Erotic Collection

In this anthology, Temptation Press is looking for short stories that explore being setup or double-crossed, getting talked into things that you were not expecting. How far will you go for love?

  • Dialogue needs to be believable, and please keep dialects/slang to a bare minimum if you must use them.
  • No head-hopping or POV changes.
  • Please show more of the action than just telling the reader what happens.

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: February 28, 2019, with a targeted release date of early April 2019.

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

Submission Guidelines:

  • Any work under 3,500 words will be automatically 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, no headers/footers.

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. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2019.

 

1969

Zimbell House is holding open submissions for short stories that take place in 1969. These tales need to include three witches, and how they evolve and flourish in the age of Aquarius. 

  • Please keep foul language to a minimum-it loses its punch if over-used.
  • Dialogue needs to be believable, and please keep dialects/slang to a bare minimum if you must use them.
  • No head-hopping or POV changes. Pick one point of view and stick with it.
  • Please show more of the action than just telling the reader what happens.

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 15,000.

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

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2019, with a targeted release date of early May 2019.

Submit your best work. Poorly formatted and unedited work will be turned down. Please use Americanized English spellings. We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain. 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Any work under 3,500 words will be automatically 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-no headers/footers.

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. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2019.

 Mrs. Robysin: Tales of an Education

In this anthology, Temptation Press is looking for short stories that explore a 'certain kind of education.' The kind of education a young man dreams of, being shown the 'way' by an older woman.

  • Dialogue needs to be believable, and please keep dialects/slang to a bare minimum if you must use them.
  • No head-hopping or POV changes.
  • Please show more of the action than just telling the reader what happens.

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: April 30, 2019, with a targeted release date of early June 2019.

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

Submission Guidelines:

  • Any work under 3,500 words will be automatically 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, no headers/footers.

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. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2019.

 

W.com

Zimbell House is holding open submissions for short stories about the mysterious W.com. Just what will you find on this website? A detective agency? A secret society? Or is it for werewolves helping werewolves? Warlocks, Wizards, and Witches? Let your imagination roam free and thrill our readers with your prose. 

  • Please keep foul language to a minimum-it loses its punch if over-used.
  • Dialogue needs to be believable, and please keep dialects/slang to a bare minimum if you must use them.
  • No head-hopping or POV changes. Pick one point of view and stick with it.
  • Please show more of the action than just telling the reader what happens.

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 15,000.

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

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019, with a targeted release date of early July 2019.

Submit your best work. Poorly formatted and unedited work will be turned down. Please use Americanized English spellings. We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain. 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Any work under 3,500 words will be automatically 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-no headers/footers.

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. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019.

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

Please Note:

  1. If you are submitting a Children's chapbook, or middle-grade novel, please use the Chipper Press: Children's Manuscript submission category.
  2. If you are submitting poetry, please use the Specialty Manuscript submission category.
  3. If you are submitting an illustration heavy/photographic intensive manuscript, such as a coffee table book or cookbook, please use the category for Specialty Manuscript .
  • Only completed manuscripts will be evaluated.  Our acquisitions 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 eight to twelve weeks), an offer may be presented to the author to enter into a partnership with Zimbell House Publishing to finalize the manuscript, bring it to publication, and jointly market the work.  

Temptation Press is the erotica-romance imprint for Zimbell House Publishing.

Please Note:

  • Only completed manuscripts will be evaluated.  Our acquisitions 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 eight to twelve weeks), an offer may be presented to the author to enter into a partnership with Temptation Press to finalize the manuscript, bring it to publication, and jointly market the work.  

Guidelines for consideration:

Temptation Press allows for a fair  stretch of leeway when it comes to an author’s creativity, and will consider most storylines, but … we do have standards! The following list will not be published by Temptation Press:

  • Pedophilia.  This means that all characters involved in a sexual situation must be at a bare minimum of 18 years of  age. We don’t care what historical period the story is set in.
  • Necrophilia. No sex with a corpse please – of course, Vampires are not technically dead, they are undead. Snuff scenes will not be accepted, nor will erotic asphyxiation.
  • Rape. It’s understood that rape may sometimes be used as part of a plot-line, or a character’s backstory, but if it is  used for the purpose of stimulating your reader-we will decline your  manuscript. Do not use descriptive rape scenes.
  • Bodily functions.  i.e. Golden Showers, toilet play, or anything closely related. Just no.
  • Bestiality. As Vampires are not considered dead,  Shape-shifters are not considered beasts. However, characters can not have relations unless they are in the same form.
  • Incest. This includes step-relatives.
  • Snowballing/Felching. Just no.
  • Only completed manuscripts will be evaluated. Our acquisitions 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 eight to twelve weeks), an offer may be presented to the author to enter into a partnership with Zimbell House Publishing to finalize the manuscript, bring it to publication, and jointly market the work.  

Please Note: Chipper Press is not accepting Children's picture books at this time. The only children's books we are accepting are Chap Books, for ages 8 and up, and middle-grade novels. If you have a YA (young adult) novel, please submit under the Novel section for Zimbell House Publishing.

  • Only completed manuscripts will be evaluated. Our acquisitions 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 eight to twelve 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 publication.  
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