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!

  

Guardians of Time

A Collection of Time Traveling Tales

Zimbell House is holding open submissions for short time-traveling tales.

Let your imagination roam and put our readers in the middle of the action. We want complete stories from the POV of the time-traveler.

Background: Begin your story at the ‘assignment of correction.’  This is the meeting of the League of Guardians where the council assigns a traveler to a particular time in history to correct an imbalance. It is up to you to pick the time in history, what the ‘imbalance’ is and how it will be corrected. Will your traveler be successful? Will he/she have help from other travelers? What happens if the traveler decides not to follow through? Give our readers a well-plotted tale that draws them in and leaves them wanting more. 

  • 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 4,500 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 29, 2020, with a targeted release date of late April 2020.

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 4,500 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 29, 2020.

The Vanishing

Tales of When Magic Fades

Chipper Press is looking for short stories that feature fully developed magical worlds. We want these stories to be middle-grader appropriate. Scary is good-but please watch the language.

The stories we are looking for will show us what happens at the end of magic. Do the magical realms fade away out of existence forever? Or do they blend into another reality? When science becomes the focus of society, what happened to the magic? What about the magical races? Do they just fade away or become something else? Show our readers why and how the magic fades, more showing than telling, please. Our readers want to see the action.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 4,500 and the maximum word count is 17,000.

  • 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. (Your submission will be declined if there is head-hopping.)
  • Please show more of the action than just telling the reader what happens.
  • Characters need to be fully developed and the stories need to be complete-not just a scene.

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

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2020, with a targeted release date of early May 2020.

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 4,500 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 and fan base.

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2020

 

  

Royal Protection

An Erotic Collection

A Temptation Press Anthology

In this anthology, Temptation Press is looking for short stories centered around the protection of the royal family. 

Dig deep into your writing skillset to avoid a ‘typical’ erotic read. Pick one POV and show the reader what is happening. How does one become a member of the guard? Who is being protected? What are they being protected from? What kind of kingdom is it? Be creative!

  • 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 4,000 and the maximum word count is 17,000.

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

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020, with a targeted release date of mid-July 2020.

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 4,000 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 31, 2020.

Spirit Walker

A Collection of Short Stories

Zimbell House is holding open submissions for short tales about Native-American healers.

Let your imagination roam and put our readers in the middle of the action. We want complete stories from the POV of the spirit walker.

We are looking for tales that delve into the rituals and history of being a healer. How does one become a spirit walker? Can a tribe have more than one? How are they chosen? What are they asked to do by the tribe? Do they live apart? Do they have assistants or apprentices that help them? Are they reincarnated? Do they live many lives?

  • 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 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: April 30, 2020, with a targeted release date of mid-June 2020.

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 4,500 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, 2020.

 

The Princess

A Collection of Royal Tales

Chipper Press is looking for short stories that feature fully developed royal worlds of old. We want these stories to be middle-grader appropriate. Please watch the language.

The stories we are looking for should feature a royal princess. Whether she becomes Queen at a young age and has to learn to rule her kingdom, or she is kidnapped in a power play between rival kingdoms, our readers want to be fully immersed in the world you create. Show us the action, please, do not rely on just telling us the action. What makes this princess special? Does she have magical abilities? Has she trained with a sorceress or does her talents lie in kindness? 

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 4,500 and the maximum word count is 17,000.

  • 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. (Your submission will be declined if there is head-hopping.)
  • Please show more of the action than just telling the reader what happens.
  • Characters need to be fully developed and the stories need to be complete-not just a scene.

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

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2020, with a targeted release date of early July 2020.

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 4,500 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 and fan base.

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2020

 

 

Marked

An Erotic Collection

A Temptation Press Anthology

In this anthology, Temptation Press is looking for short stories centered around what it means to be marked. 

Dig deep into your writing skillset to avoid a ‘typical’ erotic read. Pick one POV and show the reader what is happening. What does the mark stand for? How does one become marked? Is the mark a paranormal distinction? Is it a right of passage? Is it a clan distinction? Is it ownership? While this is an erotic collection, the plot is what our readers really want.

  • 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 4,000 and the maximum word count is 17,000.

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

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2020, with a targeted release date of mid-August 2020.

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 4,000 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 31, 2020.

 

The Last Elven War

A Collection of Short Tales

Zimbell House is holding open submissions for short tales about how the elves vanished.

Let your imagination roam and put our readers in the middle of the action. We want complete stories that explain the last war of the elven race. Who was it between? How did it start? Where did the elves go after the war ended? What realm was the war fought on? What was life like before the war, and then show us the after-effects.

  • 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 4,500 and the maximum word count is 19,500.

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

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2020, with a targeted release date of late August 2020.

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 4,500 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: June 30, 2020.

 Zombie Diaries

Short Tales from the Dead

Chipper Press is looking for short stories from the point of view of the Zombie. Write your tales as if they are diary entries and tell our young middle-grade readers what daily life is like as a zombie. Tell them about Zombie school, going to the Zombie Mall, or a Zombie vacation. Where do they go camping? What are their holidays? Do they go to a grocery store?

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 4,500 and the maximum word count is 17,000.

  • 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. (Your submission will be declined if there is head-hopping.)
  • Characters need to be fully developed and the stories need to be complete-not just a scene.

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

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2020, with a targeted release date of late September 2020.

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 4,500 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 and fan base.

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2020
 

  

The Enchantress

An Erotic Collection

A Temptation Press Anthology

In this anthology, Temptation Press is looking for short stories centered around what it means to be enchanted. 

Dig deep into your writing skillset to avoid a ‘typical’ erotic read. Pick one POV and show the reader what is happening. Who is the enchantress? What services does she provide? Is it through enchanted markings to make the wearer beautiful? Remove a deformity? Bring love? While this is an erotic collection, the plot is what our readers really want.

  • 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 4,000 and the maximum word count is 17,000.

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

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2020, with a targeted release date of mid-October 2020.

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 4,000 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: August 15, 2020.

 

Reanna the Red

A Collection of Viking Tales

Zimbell House is holding open submissions for short Viking tales that feature Reanna the Red. These tales must be about her leadership, heroics, and survival of her people. Your point of view character can be a bard telling of her exploits, her second in command explaining why they follow her, Reanna herself, or anyone that has witnessed her actions. However, once you pick a POV do not change it.

Let your imagination roam and put our readers in the middle of the action. Our readers want to feel the cold, smell the sea-spray, hear the village sounds. Our readers want to understand the gods that are worshipped, have a true sense of what daily life is like and what the stakes are.

  • 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 4,500 and the maximum word count is 19,500.

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

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020, with a targeted release date of late October 2020.

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 4,500 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: August 31, 2020.

  

Myth of the Unicorn

A Collection of Short Tales

Chipper Press is looking for short stories about Unicorns. Tell our middle-grade readers about how the unicorn came into being, and if they still exist. If they are now extinct, what happened? Is their horn magical? If so, what magic does it do? Where did they come from? How do you tame one? Do they talk? What is/was their life like? Who else inhabits their world? Wizards and Mages? Or do they communicate with Elves? Entertain our readers with complete stories that show more of the action than simply telling.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 4,500 and the maximum word count is 17,000.

  • 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. (Your submission will be declined if there is head-hopping.)
  • Please show more of the action than just telling the reader what happens.
  • Characters need to be fully developed and the stories need to be complete-not just a scene.

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

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2020, with a targeted release date of late November 2020.

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 4,500 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 and fan base.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2020
 

 

The Debt Collector

A Sinister Collection of Short Stories

Zimbell House is holding open submissions for short stories from the point of view of the afterlife’s bounty hunter.

Your story must include: which side the debt collector works for, what the debt to be collected is, the consequences at stake, how the afterlife system works, and most importantly, be from the point of view of the debt collector. Does he/she love or hate his/her job? Is he/she up for a promotion, due for a vacation? What’s in it for the collector-is it just a job or something more sinister?

  • 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 4,500 and the maximum word count is 19,500.

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

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020, with a targeted release date of early January 2021.

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 4,500 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, 2020.

Munster Middle School for Monsters

A Collection of Monsterous Tales

Chipper Press is looking for short stories about the trials and tribulations of middle school. The twist is that Munster Middle School is a boarding school for all kinds of monsters.

Your task is to create a world that shows what life is like at Munster from the point of view of a particular monster student. Our readers want to know the background of the monster you've chosen, what his/her issues are, and how do they cope with their environment. Is your character a werewolf that has to sit out sporting events during a full moon? A vampire that needs braces? A zombie that is a vegetarian? A witch with dyslexia and can't perform spells properly? What are their classes like? What are their friends like? What about school dances? Can a minotaur play in band? What about a gargoyle with a crush on an elf? 

Our readers want fully developed tales that depict the struggles that face all middle-schoolers. 

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 5,500 and the maximum word count is 19,000.

  • 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. (Your submission will be declined if there is head-hopping.)
  • Please show more of the action than just telling the reader what happens. 
  • Characters need to be fully developed and the stories need to be complete-not just a scene.  

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

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2020, with a targeted release date of late January 2021.

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 4,500 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 and fan base.

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2020

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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