Our General Submissions are OPEN!
Our submission period this year will be from November 1st to December 20th, 2019.
If you're here to prepare, here are our submission guidelines:
To submit to Mirror World Publishing, please send the following:
- A query letter (clearly stating the genre, word count, and target audience of your manuscript)
- A one-page synopsis of the plot, including the ending
- The first three chapters or an equivalent sample, attached as a .doc or .docx file
All submissions should be sent to:
Expect us to take up to six to eight weeks to respond. We promise to try our best to provide some feedback regardless of acceptance and we respond to all queries we receive.
Our submissions period annually is typically from November 1st until December 24th. Outside of this period, we accept submissions by personal invitation only.
In the meantime, we encourage you to improve your submission by watching the videos below, reading our guidelines, or keeping up with our blog for helpful tips and tricks of the trade.
We're looking for Escapism Fiction...
Our goal is to provide our readers with the ability to escape the mundane through wildly creative fiction. We're looking for books that act as gateways to other worlds, times, or versions of reality. We prefer strong story telling and strong character development as well as imaginative settings and interesting themes. If your manuscript transports a reader somewhere else, tells an engaging story, and then brings them back feeling like they learned or experienced something new or unique, then we want to publish your book!
As for genres, we consider primarily:
- Speculative Fiction
- Portal Fiction
- A blend of any two or more of the above genres
- Cross-genre, mixed genre, or things that don't fit genre norms
- Outside the box thinking, imaginative and creative fiction
- Adult, New Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade, or Children's (please specify your target market)
As for types of manuscripts, we consider primarily:
- Novels (130,000 words maximum)
- Novellas (25,000 words minimum)
- Collections of poetry or short stories with a cohesive theme or a continuous story arc only*
- Graphic Novels (art included)
- Children's books (art included)
- Colouring books (art included)
- Role-playing System Guidebooks (art included)
- Cookbooks (art or photography included)
We don't like to limit ourselves, so if you have something you think would fit with our current list of published works, please send it. We'd rather take a chance outside our comfort zones than miss something great.
That being said, here's a list of things we're NOT interested in:
- Memoirs or autobiographies
- Literary fiction
- Self-help or inspirational fiction
- Hard Sci-Fi or Military Sci-Fi
- Horror / Thriller / Suspense / True crime
- Christian or other religious fiction
- Contemporary fiction / Contemporary romance
- Poetry anthologies or short stories