Do you slay prose for breakfast? Then work with us.
PHABULOUSITY IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING UN-AGENTED NOVEL SUBMISSIONS.
We publish authors who break the mold. Who write like they have a gun to their head. Who want to entertain, challenge, and move readers who are tired of stale tropes and cookie-cutter genre novels. Our authors are both prolific and proficient self-marketers. We want our writers to be as well known as their books.
Before you submit, please take read below to learn more about what type of books we’re looking for and how we work with authors. If Phabulousity Press sounds like a good fit for your book, then by all means submit it! It don’t cost nuthin.
WHO WE ARE
We are an independent publisher of genre fiction. We NEVER charge authors a fee to publish their books. We charge no fees, period. We are a niche independent publisher that pays author advances, pays royalties, and assumes all costs of publishing and promoting your book. We’re the ideal publisher for new authors who want to enjoy the benefits of working with an independent publisher that allows you to focus on your next book, instead of marketing the book you just wrote.
Our goal is to become the premiere independent publisher of epic fantasy, horror, and soft science fiction. If you have a great book, we want to publish it.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
Phabulousity Press seeks epic genre fiction that breaks the mold. We specifically seek adult novel-length fiction in the following genre categories:
Sword and Sorcery
Soft Science Fiction
Humor and Satire
We are NOT interested in Young Adult, Erotica, hard Science Fiction, or Romance genre fiction. No fairies, wizarding schools, dystopian fiction, or obvious knockoffs of successful series. We publish books with an edge, books that shatter genre tropes, books that our readers can’t put down. We’re also committed to publishing a diversity of voices, and we actively seek authors of color and/or from the LGBTQ community.
We seek to publish genre series with strong read-through potential, so we don’t often publish one-off novels. That said, if your one-off is brilliant, we might take a chance! We WILL consider out-of-print traditionally published or previously self-published books, provided you are the sole author and retain all current rights to the work.
HOW WE WORK WITH YOU
If we publish your book, here’s a look at the step-by-step process and a detailed look at how we work with authors.
STEP 1: Submit your book
The first step in submitting your book to Phabulousity Press is to introduce yourself via our submissions form (see below). If we like your pitch, we will contact you via email and request your completed manuscript of between 75K and 150K words (we'll include formatting requirements and acceptable file formats in our request for your book). You do NOT need to formally copyright your manuscript; you hold the copyright automatically. If we publish your book, we will file a copyright notice with the US Copyright Office on your behalf.
Once you submit your book, you’ll receive a formal response from us, usually within three months. If we’re not able to publish your book, don’t take it personally! All publishing is subjective, so it’s always possible that your book is just awaiting the right publishing match.
We DO accept simultaneous submissions provided you tell us in your query letter that you are submitting elsewhere. If another publisher beats us to the punch, please drop us a line and let us know.
STEP 2: Sign a publishing contract
If you receive an offer from us to publish your book, you’ll sign a standard publishing contract. While every contract is different and based on the author’s track record and the book’s potential, you can expect your contract to include:
A modest advance: We provide a small up-front advance on royalties in exchange for a more generous royalty on the back-end.
A generous royalty: We pay much higher royalties than legacy publishers. You’ll keep a greater percentage of every book you sell!
A defined term: We’ll retain the right to publish your book for a set time (usually ten years), after which we’ll either sign a new deal or the rights will revert back to you.
STEP 3: We edit your book
Phabulousity Press publishes books with a distinctive house style. That style includes punchy, action-oriented prose trimmed of all fat. While we will make every effort to retain your individual authorial voice, the final edit of the manuscript is the publisher’s. If we discover during the editing process that we’re not a good fit, we can always part friends! Generally, our editing process takes each manuscript through the following stages:
Developmental edit: We’ll work with you on the story structure to make sure your book is a page-turner.
Fat-trimming edit: We’ll go through your prose line-by-line to trim all unnecessary words, lines, and paragraphs.
Awesomeness edit: We’ll take a third pass through the manuscript to make it rock as hard as it can!
Copy edit: The boring stuff like grammar, repetitive words, etc.
Proofreading: To make the book perfect.
Once we’ve both signed off on the manuscript, we proceed apace to:
STEP 4: We publish your book
We assume all of the costs of publishing your book. Unlike vanity publishers, we NEVER charge you an up-front fee to publish your book. Our costs will be recouped via book sales; your royalty kicks in once your book has earned back its advance and has covered all publishing and marketing costs.
Typically, we’ll publish your book as an e-book first. If e-book sales warrant, we may then opt to publish a trade paperback version of your book or series. Or, we might even publish a special hardback edition! The publishing process includes:
Cover design: Our professional cover designers will create a kick-ass cover for your book.
Book formatting: Your book will be professional formatted for all e-book readers and print (if warranted).
Blurb writing: Your book will receive a professionally-written marketing “blurb” for use on all bookseller pages and our web site.
STEP 5: We market your book
Unlike most publishers, Phabulousity will market your book! We’ll run both Facebook and Amazon adds to help you move copies of your opus. We may even run ads on Instagram or TikTok! We will deduct those marketing costs from sales to determine your royalty. We’ll also promote your book through our social media channels and newsletters. We’ll also work with you to guide you through developing your own author platform, including a web site and social media presence. Our goal: to help you find fans who can’t wait to read your next book.
If you have what it takes to become a Phabulousity house writer, then hit us up using the submission form below!
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