*Note: If you make a mistake in your submission information or in the document file, please do not withdraw and resubmit. Send an email to Submissions.LVP@outlook.com with 'Submission Revision' in the subject line. We will unlock and open the submission in order for you to change the information or upload a different file. Withdrawing and resubmitting causes unnecessary clutter in the system and additional work for our editorial team.

LVP Publications primarily publishes horror, thrillers and pulp fiction with strong supernatural, paranormal, occult or psychological elements. We accept unsolicited submissions for anthologies, single-author collections, novel serializations and novellas during listed open submission periods only. 

Please read the guidelines for each submission call carefully as well as the general guidelines on our website before submitting.

Submissions not properly formatted or that do not fall within the stated word count are likely to be rejected unread. Unless otherwise stated in the submission guidelines, all submissions must be formatted following the Shunn Manuscript format. You can find additional information on formatting, including templates and other helpful information on our Writer Resource page.

With the exception of specific commissioned work and Lycan Valley Teens Unleashed projects, all submissions are read blind. Do not include identifying information (Author name or contact information) anywhere on the document file including headers, footers, byline, file name, etc. These can be included in the cover letter section. Do include the title and page numbers in the top header.

No multiple submissions unless specifically requested in the submission guidelines. Do not submit more than one story per submission call unless invited to resubmit.

No simultaneous submissions and no reprints unless specified in the submission guidelines.

Email questions regarding open submissions or submission guidelines to Submissions.LVP@outlook.com Please do not email to inquire if we received your submission or the status of your submission. These notices will appear through the Submittable system.

Thank you for your interest in submitting to LVP Publications.

We look forward to seeing you around the valley!

FEBRUARY 17 UPDATE: We are re-opening for public submissions for the following genre slots only:

  • FANTASY -- 4 slots (2500 to 8000 words)
  • THRILLER -- 2 slots (2500 to 7000 words)
  • PULP MYSTERY -- 2 slots (2500 to 6500 words)

Public submissions will remain open now through February 28th. However, we may close submissions for specific genres sooner if necessary. Any changes/updates will be noted above. Please ensure your submissions follow the guidelines below.

PLEASE NOTE: Submissions open to gay male writers only.

Pink Triangle Rhapsody is our newest anthology series in celebration of and dedicated entirely to gay men and their cultural history. 

Although we realize this may create some controversy, this anthology series is open to gay male writers only. While we appreciate that women and straight men are able to accurately portray gay characters, our intent with this series is to highlight and explore the gay male cultural experiences on a more personal level.

The Pink Triangle Rhapsody series is a non-themed anthology series, with the exception of the required genre and inclusion of one or more of Lycan Valley’s required elements. The series is intended to be a collection of stories written with “effusively rapturous or emotional expression.”

Volume 1 is a mixed genre volume and will feature 5 stories in each of 5 genres for a total of 25 stories — Horror, Sci Fi, Dark Fantasy, Thriller, Pulp Mystery. See definitions at: http://www.lycanvalley.com/p/writers-resources.html

Although we prefer stories that include a supernatural, paranormal or occult element (or psychological horror), this is optional and we will consider all qualifying stories. See definitions at: http://www.lycanvalley.com/p/writers-resources.html

Regardless of genre and element, we’re looking for unrestrained and emotional writing, interpreted as you see fit for the story.

Word Count: 2500 to 8000 words. Stories less than 2250 or more than 8250 will be declined unread.

Payment: $0.04 per word based on final published word count.

Submission: Please read our general submission guidelines before submitting, including basic Shunn formatting with blind submission requirements. http://www.lycanvalley.com/p/submission-guidelines_1.html

Submissions that do not follow proper formatting guidelines or meet the minimum required elements will be declined unread.

No simultaneous submissions. If you submit to us, please wait until you receive a response before submitting elsewhere. Declined story notifications are sent out immediately upon making that decision. If your story is still in-progress, it means it is still under consideration pending the final TOC.

No multiple submissions. Submit only one story per open submission call unless invited to resubmit.

No unsolicited reprints or poetry submissions.

Please do not send email inquires asking us to consider a reprint, adjust the word count, alter the genre or element requirements or make other exceptions to the guidelines. 

All status updates are made via submittable. If you have not received a notification that your story has been declined, it is still under consideration. Short-listed stories will be held until the final deadline as we make the final TOC decisions. 

Lycan Valley Press Publications