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 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 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!




Unleashing the Gods

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for steampunk short stories. 

Your story prompt is:

"Steam engines and mechanical advances abound ushering in the Industrial Revolution while in the deserts of Egypt, archaeologists  are uncovering lost secrets.In 19th century England, an unlikely pair of siblings discover a connection between the advances of Ancient Egypt’s architectural achievements and man’s leap forward in mechanical engineering. It’s a race to discover if this new knowledge is due to evolution or the tinkering of the gods." Your story must feature a pair of siblings, whether they work together or oppose each other is up to you.  The tale must be set in the 19th century, and feature steampunk themes and the releasing of ancient gods.  It's up to you which gods are being unleashed. 

  • 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.
  • 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: October 31, 2018 with a targeted release date of early January 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: October 31, 2018.

Ends on December 15, 2018

 Sanctuary

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for science fiction short stories. 

Your story prompt is:

"The year is 2525. Interplanetary territory fighting has created 'Sanctuary Cities' on non-neutral planets. Those safe zones are now under attack." Your story must show our readers what life is like in the Sanctuary. What are the citizens struggles? How is the city run? Is there corruption or is it a Utopia? How are they being attacked? Is it sabotage, rival cities stealing their citizens, or has war finally reached the Sanctuary? Perhaps it's bio-chemical? Has the machines turned against the citizens? Or perhaps it's something darker and Sanctuary is just a rouse for the alien nation to gain slaves.

  • 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 20,000.

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

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2018 with a targeted release date of early February 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: December 15, 2018.

 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.

Ends on January 15, 2019

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.

Ends on March 15, 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.

Ends on May 15, 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, please use the 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 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 six to eight 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.  







  • Only completed manuscripts will be evaluated. 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 six to eight 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: Zimbell House is not accepting Children's picture books at this time. The only children's books we are accepting are Chap Books, for ages 9 and up.

  • Only completed manuscripts will be evaluated. 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 four to six 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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