Nightscape Press

Nightscape Press is a premier publisher of science fiction, fantasy, weird fiction, and horror novels, collections, and anthologies with a focus on charitable contribution.

Nightscape Press has no open submission types. You cannot submit at this time.

The following submission types are temporarily closed:

Charity Collection Submissions

Open Period and Deadline: Nightscape Press will open to short fiction collection submissions on August 16th and will close to submissions at the end of that month. Payment and Requirements: Payment will include an advance and royalties to both the author and a charity of their choice. Short story collections must be 40,000 words or more and include at least two to three previously unpublished works. Formatting: Standard Shunn formatting is just fine, but we're finding more and more that we prefer single spaced manuscripts as we read submissions on our devices. And italics should preferably be italicized and not underlined. Single spaces between sentences is also a huge help when final formatting comes around. That said, we will not reject collections if the formatting isn’t perfect. First and foremost make it readable. And where stories require odd formatting for effect, certainly don’t change that on our account.

Currently Closed to Submissions

Charity Novel Submissions

Submissions for the Nightscape Press Charity Novel Line of books.

Currently Closed to Submissions

Nox Pareidolia Volume II Submissions

Open Period and Deadline: Nox Pareidolia will open to previously unpublished submissions on April 1st and will close at the end of April. However, in the past, we have particularly received a low number of submissions from black authors and it is important to us to aim for showing representation of the full spectrum of humanity in our anthologies. As such, we are extending this open call through the end of June for black authors only. No reprints please. Payment: Payment will be 6 cents per word. I prefer shorter pieces but I will accept exceptional tales that are longer, however the payment will be capped 6,000 words. Theme: The theme is heavily inspired by Robert Aickman's fiction. Initially, I envisioned a book of stories where it is ambiguous as to whether the nature of the horror/weird element is supernatural or not. But I've recently decided to make that a more openly interpreted theme of ambiguous horror/weird fiction. Whether it be ambiguously supernatural or whether what exactly has or is happening is ambiguous, or any creative idea playing off of ambiguity could be interesting to see explored. But the element that is ambiguous must be intrinsic to the story. Formatting: Standard Shunn formatting is just fine, but we're finding more and more that we prefer single spaced manuscripts as we read submissions on our devices. And italics should preferably be italicized and not underlined. Single spaces between sentences is also a huge help when final formatting comes around. That said, we will not reject stories if the formatting isn’t perfect. First and foremost make it readable. And where stories require odd formatting for effect, certainly don’t change that on our account.

Currently Closed to Submissions

Young Adult Charity Novel Submissions

Submissions for the Past Curfew Press Charity Novel Line of books.

Currently Closed to Submissions