Paper Road Press specialises in science fiction and fantasy, all things in between – and things from the fringes, too; the familiar made unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar.

Call for submissions: January 2019

Paper Road Press will open to novella submissions in January 2019.

Marie is looking for snappy, sharply plotted novellas that readers will want to rip through in a single sitting. Memorable characters, weird or surprising magic systems, marvels (and monsters) of science, and more – the best novellas punch well above their weight for imagination and adventure, and that’s what we’re after. Aotearoa New Zealand settings and/or characters are strongly preferred.

Your novella should be between 20,000 and 50,000 words, and in the genre(s) of science fiction, fantasy and/or horror. It should not have been previously published. Novellas will be published simultaneously in ebook and paperback.

Payment will be an advance of NZ $300 on publication and royalties of 40% of all monies received by the publisher (less printing costs), paid twice yearly.

Submissions open 1 January 2019. We aim to respond to all submissions within four weeks of receipt.