Thursday, September 17, 2015

Publishing Opportunity Via The Book Smugglers: The Novella Initiative

Hey there, SFR authors! I thought you might be interested in this publishing news from The Book Smugglers (who released A.E. Ash's sci-fi romance short, LUMINOUS) (via their press release):
For Immediate Release


The Book Smugglers' Hugo Award-nominated* editors and reviewers Ana Grilo and Thea James to start a new phase in their publishing venture, Book Smugglers Publishing.
Starting in 2017, Book Smugglers Publishing are looking at publishing four Speculative Fiction novellas per year, alongside our short stories, anthologies, and other works.

Looking for original novellas from all around the world as long as they are written in English, the goal is to publish four novellas in 2017, and each novella will be accompanied by one original piece of artwork from an artist commissioned separately. 

Welcoming submissions for the Middle Grade, Young Adult and Adult audiences as well as works within the Romance, Horror and Science Fiction genres, Book Smugglers Publishing’s stated mission is to publish novellas that reflect the diverse world we live in, about and from traditionally underrepresented perspectives. Submissions are open now, and will be open through May 30 2016. 

Further information and guidelines are available at The Book Smugglers.  

For more information, please email

Founded in 2008 by Ana Grilo and Thea James, The Book Smugglers, LLC is an influential review blog dedicated to speculative fiction for all ages. With daily posts that include trademark incisive reviews to author articles and blogger essays, The Book Smugglers also hosts interviews, giveaways, and round-up articles, taking pride in their consistency and uncompromising criticism of genre fiction. More importantly, they are passionate about diversity and inclusivity, especially when it comes to speculative fiction fandom. Since 2012, Ana and Thea became regular weekly columnists for Kirkus’ Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog and in 2014, edited Speculative Fiction 2013, an anthology of the best reviews and essays published online in 2013.  They have been nominated in 2014 for a Hugo Award for Best Fanzine. Launched in 2014 with six initial short stories, Book Smugglers Publishing is their newly minted publishing arm.             
*Best Fanzine, Best Related Work (Speculative Fiction 2012)