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 May 15, 2017

The Witch Games

A Collection of Short Stories

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories to be featured in this upcoming collection of tales that share a common theme: What would life look like if you were a witch/warlock and had to pass a series of tests similar to a university graduation in order to practice your craft and get a job in the 'real world'?

In this collection, we are looking for well-crafted tales that will put the reader in a Harry Potter-esque University setting with graduation looming. The main characters need to be faculty or grad students. Please be mindful of copyright infringements when creating your stories-we are looking for original work.

Again, we are looking for well crafted tales, with characters and plots that are believable and fully developed. We are not looking for fan-fiction, but genre specific writing.

Submissions of both short stories and novelette’s to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the maximum word count is 30,000.

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

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early July 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 30,000 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.
  • 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: May 15, 2017.


Immortal Lovers

A Collection of Short Stories

Temptation Press is holding open submissions for short stories to be featured in this upcoming collection that tells tales of paranormal lovers. One of the characters must be a human, and the point of view can be either the human or the immortal. We want to see fully developed characters, not just steamy sex.

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

Please keep in mind the maximum word count is 15,500.

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

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early July 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 15,500 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: May 15, 2017
Ends on June 15, 2017

After Effects

A Collection of Short Stories

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories to be featured in this upcoming collection of tales that share a common theme: Ruins and the after effects.

In this collection, we are looking for well-crafted stories that will tell a tale of either a life in ruins, a society in ruins, or dig deeper and spin an archeological tale featuring ruins. Once the story has been explained as to the why of the ruins (how the ruins came about), we also require the end of the story(ies) to explain the After EffectsExample: The American Civil War - where the North marched through the South and left it in ruins, with the after effect being the re-building and new way of life. 

Again, we are looking for well crafted tales, with characters and plots that are believable and fully developed.

Submissions of both short stories and novelette’s 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: June 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early August 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: June 15, 2017.


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.


The Madam's Favorite

A Collection of Short Stories

Temptation Press is holding open submissions for short stories to be featured in this upcoming collection that tells tales of becoming the favorite of a Madam.  Whether the main character is the Madam herself, one of her clients, or one in her employ, the story arc should contain how the character came to be in the position of favorite and what being the favorite really means.

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

Please keep in mind 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: June 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early August 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.

  • 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 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: June 15,2017



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


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.