Millhaven Tales Submission Guidelines

Stories:

  1. You keep copyright and all rights associated with the story.  You give Millhaven Press first North American print rights, and permission to use the story in any anthology stemming from the original printing (such as a “best of” type anthology).

  2. Stories should be between 2,000-8,000 words (we may accept something shorter than 2,000 words or something longer than 8,000 but it has to be phenomenal).

  3. Do not submit a story for reprint.  We are only interested in previously unpublished material (a story published on a personal blog is ok).

  4. No simultaneous submissions.  Please do not submit the story to another outlet while waiting for a response from us.

  5. Multiple submissions are ok, but we will only print one story per author, per issue.  If you aren’t sure which is your best, send more than one and we’ll decide.

  6. Use an easily readable font, double-space as .doc or .docx.  Send as an e-mail attachment to millhavenpress@gmail.com.

  7. Send a cover letter with contact information.  Use story title, genre and approximate word count in the subject header of the e-mail.

  8. This is a quarterly print publication and the deadlines for the genre themes are as follows.

  • Spring: Science Fiction/Fantasy (Submission Deadline 2/1/19)

  • Summer: Mystery/Crime/Espionage (Submission Deadline 5/1/19)

  • Autumn: Horror/Dark Fantasy (Submission Deadline 8/1/18)

  • Winter: Action/Adventure/Western (Submission Deadline 11/1/18)

            We realize a lot of stories cross genres (the best usually do).

            Submit your story with all possible genres in the subject and we’ll sort it out.

    Not all submitted stories will be published.  Stories are chosen solely by the publishers.  We will read all submissions and respond with an acceptance or rejection letter via e-mail (Generally, within 2 weeks).  If accepted, a standard royalty contract will be sent shortly after the closing submission deadline for that issue.

    Each contributor will receive one free reader copy delivered to the address listed in the contact information.

    Compensation:

    This is a royalty based publication (split among contributors after cost).

    80% Split evenly among the fiction writers.

    10% For cover artist (plus a $50 fee paid upon delivery of accepted design).

    Payment:

    Payment will be made via PayPal (no exceptions).  Royalty payments will be made at the end of each of initial three sales months and then quarterly thereafter.

    Cover Art:

    Let us know of your interest by sending an e-mail to with some examples of your work.

    Cover art must be previously unpublished.  Final work must be electronically sent to Millhaven with 300 dpi.

    You maintain copyright and all rights associated with the work.  You will give Millhaven Press first print rights and rights to use the work in any “best of” type anthology.  You also allow Millhaven to use the work in any non-profit promotional campaigns for the issue.  Millhaven will NOT use the work in any for-profit material (posters, stickers…etc) without negotiating with the artist beforehand.

    Deadlines for cover art ideas:

  1. Spring: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (1/1/19)

  2. Summer: Crime/Mystery/Espionage (4/1/19)

  3. Autumn: Horror/Dark Fantasy (7/1/18)

  4.  Winter: Action/Adventure/Western (10/1/18)

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