Sekhmet Press LLC
We are accepting submissions for novel-length upmarket fiction. We accept upmarket women’s fiction, psychological thrillers, science-fantasy, historical fiction, and will consider most other upmarket fiction genres.
We are NOT currently accepting submissions for poetry, memoirs, or nonfiction. We are not looking for stories involving violence against small children, holocaust victims, or other extreme tragedies.
We are looking for completed fiction manuscripts between 70,000 and 100,000 words. You may submit your query letter in the body of an email, and the first chapter (or first 50 pages) as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org between Nov 1, 2019 and January 10, 2020. Please use the subject: SUBMISSIONS
You can expect to hear from us by March 1, 2020.
Original manuscripts only please. No reprints. Any submissions or inquiries sent anywhere other than our email at email@example.com will be deleted. Submissions received before or after open call dates will be deleted.
In your query email, make sure to include your full name, the title of the work you are submitting, a synopsis, and a word count.
Please spend time proofing and editing your submissions before sending them. Submissions with repeated incorrect grammar, misspellings or formatting will be automatically excluded from the review process.
Include query in body of email. Include first chapter (or first 50 pages) of your manuscript as an attachment. Manuscript should be formatted as follows:
12pt Garamond or equivalent
Do not use TAB key. New paragraphs should be formatted with a 0.5 indent.
Chapters should be numbered. Do not use symbols such as # or * between story sections. An extra space is sufficient.
Best of luck!