Call for Submissions: Space Horror Novels

Max Blood Pub­li­ca­tions is look­ing to pub­lish a hor­ror nov­el set in the bleak­ness of space. We are seek­ing sub­mis­sions for this nov­el, which will see its launch on Kick­starter mid-2025.

Send us your sci-fi ter­rors, your Love­craft­ian leviathans, your mon­sters lurk­ing through cor­ri­dors, your iso­la­tion fears. What­ev­er it is, if it’s in space and scary, we want to see it.

Please fol­low our guide­lines for what we don’t want to see, found at Sub­mis­sions.

Please be cer­tain your sto­ry is for­mat­ted with stan­dard nov­el for­mat­ting with your per­son­al details on the cov­er page. We pre­fer Gara­mond or Ale­greya, 12 pt font. Oth­er­wise, Times New Roman will do.

Nov­els must be at least 60,000 words long, and our loose upper lim­it is 85,000 words. Please, if you sub­mit a piece longer than this, be cer­tain every word is necessary.

Sub­mit the first 50 pages of your nov­el, fol­lowed by a 5- to 10-page synopsis.

Please sub­mit the sto­ry as a .doc or .docx document.

In a cov­er let­ter, please include a brief sum­ma­ry of the nov­el and a short bio told in the third per­son. This will be the bio that is list­ed inside the back cov­er of the novel.

Simul­ta­ne­ous sub­mis­sions are encour­age; how­ev­er, please noti­fy us prompt­ly if your nov­el is accept­ed elsewhere.


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When he’s not home­school­ing and par­ent­ing, Max Blood spends his days spin­ning hor­ror tales for online audi­ences. He spe­cial­izes in the weird, the cos­mic, and the mon­strous. With a pas­sion for turn­ing cryp­tid sto­ries into pos­i­tive­ly hor­rif­ic mon­sters, he has cre­at­ed many tales of mon­ster hor­ror. He has also dab­bled in ghost sto­ries and body horror.

He cur­rent­ly lives in Bak­ers­field, Cal­i­for­nia where he writes his nov­els and short sto­ries, and in 2023, he launched Max Blood­’s Mau­soleum, a mag­a­zine of orig­i­nal hor­ror stories.

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