Welcome to Shadow Alley Press. Great Genre Fiction Done Passionately.
We love books and we are crazy-passionate about publishing the best adult Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Action-Adventure around. We believe in putting out great books that are well written, well-edited, and that will engage our readers around the world. While we are always on the lookout for new talent, we will only be accepting submissions during set time periods.
The 2021 submission window has closed, follow us on Facebook to stay informed of when we will be accepting new submissions in the future.
We would be excited to read book submissions in the following genres:
- Gamelit (adventure or slice of life)
- Magical Academy
- Dungeon Core
- High/Epic Fantasy
- Military Sci-Fi and / or Space Opera
- Harem – to be published under our Black Forge Books imprint.
While your book may be fantastic, we are not currently looking for submissions in these genres:
- Urban Fantasy
- Grim-Dark Fantasy
- Harem with nonconsensual relationships.
- We are not accepting books that have been previously self-published.
Submissions must meet the following criteria:
- A completed, self-edited, and polished manuscript available upon request
- 75,000 – 125,000 word count (epic fantasy may go up to 150,000)
- Matching the genres listed above. If you have questions about whether your book fits, follow Shadow Alley Press on Facebook to see more about our current offerings or check out the About Us section of the Shadow Alley Press website.
- Properly formatted, including appropriate punctuation and paragraphs breaks. Word docs or PDFs only, 0.5-inch paragraph indents, Times New Roman, 12pt font, double spaced.
Ready to see if your work is a good fit for Shadow Alley? Please visit our Shadow Alley Press Submission page. We require a query letter and the first five chapters of your manuscript (no more than 25,000 words) to consider your work.
For those with published novels in our prescribed genres, we will also be accepting submissions for audiobook production. We work with some of the top narrators in the marketplace, cover all costs, and offer competitive contracts.
Submission requirements for audio publication:
The already published title must meet the following:
- Greater than 90 days old
- More than 50 reviews
- 3 stars or better rating on Amazon and/or Goodreads
To submit a book for audio review, please provide us with the title, author name, and Amazon URL.
Shadow Alley Press is deeply dedicated to the authors we work with, and we strive to maintain a community of writers that encourage and help each other. We want our writers to succeed and achieve their dreams of crafting excellent books while connecting with an audience who will love what they do. Best of luck with your writing, and we look forward to reading your submission!