Nuff Said welcomes submissions of any science fiction, fantasy, or horror story, but your submission will particularly interest us if it includes one of the following elements:
- a lead character who is a woman
- a lead character who is a minority
- a story which explores gender themes
- a story which explores cultural/racial stereotypes
- non-fiction essays or topical opinion pieces (preferably in MLA format)
Think about it, just think about it….
Before submitting your manuscript, make sure it meets these requirements, otherwise it will be automatically rejected:
- 12 point type style, Times New Roman
- For short stories, word length should be 500, but no longer than 10,000 (unless it’s a spectacular story, then please, submit despite word length)
- For novels, word length should be 40,000, but no longer than 150,000
Sounds easy, huh?
Down to the nitty-gritty
We love ourselves a happy environment here at Nuff Said, so we accept submissions via email only.
Dual submissions are fine. We know you’re shopping around, just like we are.
Give us about 6-8 weeks to read your work before we respond.
Submit a query letter and the first 20 pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of an email to:
nuffsaidpublishing (at) gmail (dot) com
In the subject line, type the word QUERY, your project name, and author name.
Yes, we will edit your work once it’s accepted, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook completely. Only submit finished work, and only submit work you’ve edited again, and again. And again.
Don’t know how to write a good query? Below is an actual example of a successful query letter.
Good luck, and we look forward to reading your stories!
Dear Ms. Megibow,
I’m currently seeking representation for my YA novel, FALLS THE SHADOW. Given your interest in science fiction, I thought it might be a good fit for your list.
When Cate Benson was twelve, her sister died. Two hours after the funeral, they picked up Violet’s replacement, and the family made it home in time for dinner and a game of cards.
It’s the year 2055, and Cate’s parents are among the wealthy elite who can afford to give their children a sort of immortality—by cloning them at birth. So this new Violet has the same smile. The same laugh. That same perfect face. Thanks to advancements in mind-uploading technology, she even has all the same memories as the girl she replaced.
She also might have murdered the most popular girl in school.
Or at least, that’s what the paparazzi and the crazy anti-cloning protestors want everyone to think: that clones are violent, unpredictable monsters. Cate is used to hearing all that, though. She’s used to standing up for her sister too, and she’s determined to do it now—even if proving Violet’s innocence means taking on those protestors and anyone else attacking her family. But when her own life is threatened—not by protestors, but by the very scientists who created her sister’s clone—Cate starts questioning everything she thought she knew about the cloning movement. About herself. About her sister.
And the answers she finds reveal a more sinister purpose for her sister’s copy—and her own replacement—than she ever could have imagined.
FALLS THE SHADOW is complete at 80,000 words, and is the first in a planned series. The manuscript is available, in part or full, upon request. Thanks for your time and consideration!