NB: All submissions to be sent to ‘submissions@(NOSPAM)foxspirit.co.uk’ unless otherwise stated
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Fox Spirit is a small start up and works on a profit share basis in most cases. We publish ebooks, print on demand and some limited edition print runs.
We regret we are not presently accepting unsolicited manuscripts, however please check below for current calls.
Any open calls will be posted on the blog pages of the website and included in our newsletter.
Current calls for submissions
The current blog series ‘waxing lyrical‘ is open to submissions. We are seeking non fiction pieces on any aspect of working within the creative industries, writing, music, art, fashion etc. There is a token payment of £10 for articles that are accepted. No word count specified.
Fox Spirit offers free fiction to our readers. If you have a short story you think fits our style but doesn’t fit an existing call it could be considered for the free fiction page. We will pay £10 for any story accepted and make it available on the website. Exclusivity does not apply to these stories.
Please read the submission guidelines below carefully as submissions not adhering to them will be rejected.
We ask for: First World English (for the print book), First World Electronic (for the eBook), and Anthology rights. We also require rights to special editions, omnibus editions or anthology editions where appropriate.
For anthologies we require one year’s exclusivity from the submission deadline unless otherwise agreed.
We only accept reprints where stated within the call or invitation.
For novels, novellas and single author collections rights reversion is available after 12 months from publication, on exchange of letters at no cost to the author. If publication has been unreasonably delayed then release can also be arranged.
Please read with care to ensure your submission is considered!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org unless otherwise stated in the call details
Subject of your email must be ‘submission’ and the relevant call eg ‘novella open call’ or the title of an anthology eg ‘Piracy’. I may be receiving submissions for several projects at once and it needs to be clear what you are submitting for. So an email title should look like ‘submission: piracy’
Document title should have the story name and your name or initials for easy identification.
The story document itself needs your name, email and the name of the call you are responding to at the top, then the title of the story and the name you want it publishing under followed by the text of the story.
The email must contain your real name, your writing name if different and the title and synopsis of your submission (no more than 100 words)
In the case of novellas and short stories please submit a completed document, for novels initially a one page outline and the first chapter.
Documents must be in .doc (word) , .odt (open office) or .rtf (rich text) formats
We are developing a house style, please format your document appropriately
- Fonts for proofing: use something easy on the eye like Palatino, Calibri or Times New Roman, nothing with too much of a flourish.
- Dialogue: ‘Single quote marks’ around speech, “rather than double”, which can be used for quoting within speech.
- Lines & Indents: Single line break for a new paragraph, two for a bigger break in time using the same POV, and one either side of a line with *** in the middle for a shift in scene or POV
- Elipses: Hi… Will do just fine.
- Line spacing at 1.5