Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Whippleshield Books is open to submissions, but of a specific type of science fiction. We are looking for stories of between 15,000 and 30,000 words total of high literary quality but dealing with hard science fiction or space fiction topics. Short collections of linked short stories and/or novelettes which meet the above criteria are also acceptable.


To submit, send a synopsis only to editor@whippleshieldbooks.com. Don't bother to include writing credits or bio. If the synopsis appears appropriate, we may ask for the full manuscript. Do not send a synopsis unless the full manuscript is available. No multiple submissions, no simultaneous submissions - but we promise to respond to the synopsis within a week. If you send the full manuscript without being asked, we will delete it unread and not respond.

Please bear in mind that Whippleshield Books' requirements are very specific, and that we plan to publish no more than two or three books per year.