Monster Hunting Quarterly

Monster Hunter Quarterly

CURRENTLY CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS

Monster hunters have long been glorified in the pages of short stories and novels, but there is another, almost perfect length for these adventures: the novella. A novella is just short enough to read before bed, but long enough to create atmosphere, to introduce multiple layers of complexity and to tangle characters into a knot that is truly satisfying to unwind.

Monster Hunter Quarterly is dedicated to this type of storytelling. Each volume will present exactly 4 novellas, some of which will be stand-alone tales and some of which will be continuations of our favorite character’s adventures.

Following Emby tradition, each story will feature a monster of some description or another, and at least one character who is dedicated to that monster in some way. However, this leaves a great deal of latitude for interpretation by the writer! Give us a story about an exorcist performing those ancient rites, or an occult detective on the case. Give us a reporter trying to solve a decades-old mystery, or a neighborhood where the kids have noticed something odd about the new neighbor. The possibilities are endless…

Word Limit: 17,000 to 30,000 words.
Genres: Horror, Supernatural, Adventure, Occult Detective, Steampunk, Sci-Fi, Fantasy.
Payment: Each author will receive a 20% share of royalties and a paperback and ebook copy.
Published Formats: Trade Paperback and ebook.
Frequency: Will be published as filled.
Sim-subs: No – Please email me for an early response if there is another market you want to submit to as well.
Multiple subs: Yes
Reprints: Yes
Response time: 60 days