Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Publishers: Market Spotlight

Once every week or so, I spotlight a segment of the market we list in the Writer’s Market books and on Whether it’s book publishers, magazines, or literary agents, each market spotlight provides a snippet of what’s available to subscribers. This week, we’ll look at a few science fiction & fantasy book publishers.


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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Publishers

Science fiction & fantasy is one of the more exciting categories, because there’s a vast universe of creative possibility available to writers. In fact, there could be multiple universes of possibility. From robots to zombies and from wizards to laser guns, writers in both science fiction and fantasy have the task of telling great stories while building incredible and believable worlds. No small task.

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By Light Unseen Media publishes 5 vampire titles per year. The editors say, “Our mission is to explore and celebrate the variety, imagination and ambiguities of the vampire theme in fiction, history and the human psyche.” Potential authors should submit a proposal package, including outline, 3 sample chapters, and brief author bio.

Tor Books publishes 10-20 titles per year. The editors say that Tor Books is the, “world’s largest publisher of science fiction and fantasy, with strong category publishing in historical fiction, mystery, western/Americana, thriller, YA.” Potential authors should submit the first 3 chapters, 3-10 page synopsis, dated cover letter, and SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope).

Blind Eye Books publishes publishes science fiction, fantasy and paranormal romance novels featuring gay or lesbian protagonists. The editors say, “We would hesitate to publish any manuscript that is less than 70,000 or over 150,000 words.” Potential authors should query.


Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which includes editing Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market, blogging at Poetic Asides and the Writer’s Market blog, judging contests, scheduling online writing conferences, and so much more.

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