Submissions

As an emerging small press, Trapdoor Books is actively seeking book-length fiction manuscripts for publication. Founded by technology consultants with a literary bent, we specialize in geek fiction with an independent spirit and an eye for the extraordinary. Trapdoor Books is a traditional publisher providing a voice for new and early-stage authors. Submit your manuscript today.

Manuscripts should be original works written in the English language. We prefer novels between 60,000 and 140,000 words. However, we will consider manuscripts of all lengths. We encourage experimental topics and styles. Manuscripts should be aimed at adult audiences (no children’s books, pre-teen, etc). While the geek fiction genre transcends normal industry labels, we do not publish or consider erotic fiction, romance novels, poetry, non-fiction titles, or graphic novels.

Trapdoor Books encourages submission of manuscripts from any author, regardless of nationality. We welcome commercially published authors to submit new manuscripts, although we cannot accept previously commercially-published works. Self-published books can be submitted for consideration. Naturally, manuscripts must not violate any right of any third party or be libelous.

Query letters are not needed. Manuscripts should be in Rich Text Format (.rtf) or MS Word (.doc) in a single file (do not break it into separate chapter files). Please use only minimal formatting (no text boxes, no sidebars, and use italics for emphasis – not bold text). Use only one standard font throughout the manuscript. Check the file for viruses before emailing it. All entries will be acknowledged by email. If you have not received an acknowledgement one month after submitting or cannot submit your work electronically, please feel free to contact me.

Please email manuscripts and enquiries to cmatney@trapdoorbooks.com.