Want to be part of the Sinister Horror Company?

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Horror comes in all shapes and sizes and the Sinister Horror Company is proud to offer a diverse range in its back catalogue.

The Sinister Horror Company will be looking to expand that range and from December 3rd – 16th 2016 we will be welcoming submissions of novels and novellas (from 20,000 – 100,000 words) for consideration.

Submissions are welcome from unpublished and previously published authors of all gender, race, religion and nightbreed.

PLEASE DO: Include a one-two sentence summary that says something about you and your book; a short synopsis of the book; and a bio of no more than 500 words.

The whole manuscript should be in standard manuscript format, i.e. 11 pt. proportional serif font like Times New Roman, Calibri or Garamond, left justified, MS Word or compatible format.

Have fun.

PLEASE DON’T: Ignore the above.


Please send a:
Covering letter.
Completed manuscript (doc or docx file, in A4 format). Front page should contain your name, word count and contact details.
Brief synopsis (no more than 1 page)

Standard should be to use Times New Roman, Calibri of Garamond font at 11pt (unless of course you’re doing something freaky with the font, but if the whole book’s like that then you’ll give us a headache trying to read it).

Send to

Subject heading: Dec Submission [and your name]

Please note
Any submission sent before or after the call dates, or those that do not follow the Guidance will be automatically rejected. Please do not use copyrighted material in your story. Please do not use song lyrics (unless you make them up).

Royalties are paid quarterly in arrears, with extremely competitive royalty rates (75%). Authors also receive five copies of the finished paperback, with the option to purchase more copies at a discounted rate for the length of the time the title remains in print.

Our aim is to respond to all submissions by 31st January. We will not be able to provide individual feedback on submissions, and please don’t take any rejection too hard. We have limited spaces in our release roster so please don’t stop subbing to us or other publishers when the chances arise.


If you have any questions, please either email us or message the Sinister Horror Company Facebook page and we’ll respond in due course.