Novel Queries

Pulp Literature Press publishes select novels in addition to our quarterly magazine.  We are open to manuscript queries on an ongoing basis.  If you have a completed, polished manuscript for a novel, please read the following query guidelines carefully.


We accept most genres including but not limited to mystery, science fiction & fantasy, thriller, horror, contemporary, and literary fiction.

We do not accept children’s books, erotica, memoir, or non-fiction.


We only accept email queries.

  1. In the subject line of your email please enter QUERY: [the name of your novel].
  2. In the body of the email include
    your name
    contact information
    the title, genre, and word count of your manuscript
    a short bio
    a short synopsis (under 500 words)
  3. Paste the first 7500 words of your manuscript in the body of the email.
  4. Send to submissions(at)

Do not send attachments!   Attachments will be deleted unopened.  If we are interested in your novel we will request a word document.

We read manuscripts in January and July, but it may take several months after we have received a query to request further material.   If you haven’t heard from us for at least six months after submitting it is likely the work isn’t a good fit for us.

We look forward to reading your work!

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