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Offline Nick

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Novels, novellas and short stories
« on: March 30, 2006, 03:51:08 AM »
Mundania Press is looking for top quality entertaining novels, novellas and short stories from new and experienced authors from around the world. They accept science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery/detective/thriller (only with sci-fi/fantasy/paranormal/horror themes), and romance (all subgenres, especially sci-fi/fantasy/paranormal). They do not accept erotica.

Mundania publish in both traditional and e-book form. They do not require any contribution from authors, and pay quarterly royalties on sales (no advances, though). All submissions must be sent by email, in the form of Microsoft Word or RTF attachments. They have quite strict requirements as to the formatting.

For more info, see their webpage at http://www.mundania.com. Submission details can be found at http://www.mundania.com/submissions.html.

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Re: Novels, novellas and short stories
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006, 04:30:29 PM »
Nick, what do you, personally, know about Mundania?  I only recognise two 'name' authors on their list.  Any idea of word limit?
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2006, 05:04:30 PM »
Yeah, I personally think that before I send my book away I should find out who these people are. It may seem rude but I don't want others to steal my iedas.

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Re: Novels, novellas and short stories
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2006, 03:11:45 AM »
I don't have any personal knowledge of Mundania. I simply saw some info about them in another newsletter I receive. The above is therefore 'for information' only (like all of the items on this board). They do provide detailed submissions information on the website. The minimum length for stories is 2000 words, but there is no mention of a maximum.

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Re: Novels, novellas and short stories
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2006, 08:07:57 AM »
Thanks for the link Nick but it seems a bit PublishAmerica. They want too much preparation of m/s which suggests they do not have the intention of actually reading the submissions. I would advise caution because of that. A genuine publisher is looking for marketable stories, but they do not expect the first submission to be perfect.
These guys want the final draft for first look and ready for immediate publication and I suspect they do not intend even reading the whole, just the synopsis.
Maybe my bad experience with PublishAmerica has made me over cautious, but I think they need checking out before submitting.
Best wishes anyway to anyone giving it a try, but read the small print.
Di 

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2006, 09:30:51 AM »
Di,
that was my gut feeling too.  All that ms. prep. rang alarm bells - p'haps we are too suspicious but ...
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Re: Novels, novellas and short stories
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2006, 02:31:53 PM »
Thanks for the link Nick but it seems a bit PublishAmerica. They want too much preparation of m/s which suggests they do not have the intention of actually reading the submissions. I would advise caution because of that. A genuine publisher is looking for marketable stories, but they do not expect the first submission to be perfect.
These guys want the final draft for first look and ready for immediate publication and I suspect they do not intend even reading the whole, just the synopsis.
Maybe my bad experience with PublishAmerica has made me over cautious, but I think they need checking out before submitting.
Best wishes anyway to anyone giving it a try, but read the small print.
Di 

Is your bad experience detailed elsewhere on this board?  Sorry, I have no idea what you're referring to. (I'm new and haven't been taken yet.) :P
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Re: Novels, novellas and short stories
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2006, 03:14:26 PM »
Hi May,

Some people are ok with Publish America and others not, so I suggest you go look at their site
http://www.publish-america.com/ and judge for yourself.   Then get back to us if you have any questions, Im sure someone will reply for you.

Lin

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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2006, 03:55:46 PM »
A friend of mine in the US went to Publish America and her experience was much the same as Di Francis.  Not good.
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