Novels & Novellas

Freedom Forge Press is now accepting submissions for novels and novellas for both print and electronic publication.

We’re looking for novels, novellas, and nonfiction works of about 25,000 – 100,000 words. All works should fit the theme of freedom—freedom of thought, freedom of action, freedom of the individual.

We are open to any genre (including nonfiction, general fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, young adult) with the exception of erotica as long as the work fits the theme of freedom. Excessive violence, sex, and profanity should be avoided, but these elements should be included when integral to the plot. Works for young adults should be limited to a “PG-13” rating. Works for children will be published under our Freedom Footprints imprint.

For the best chance at being offered a publishing contract, submitted works should be proofread, polished, and engaging with a strong plot and a clear style.

We are open for submissions until further notice; we will post a notice providing a 60-day “warning” before we close submissions.

How to Submit:

Send a one-page synopsis (including the intended age range of the work and the way the work addresses the theme of freedom); the first three chapters; and one additional chapter of your choosing, to us at submissions [at] freedomforgepress [dot] com. Send these documents as .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf files.

The subject of your email should be SUBMISSION: TITLE, YOUR NAME. You should also include a list of published works (if any) and a one-paragraph author bio.  Submitting a brief marketing plan (explaining how you believe your book will be successful in the marketplace) is not required but may increase your chance of acceptance.

Response Time

For the initial submission package, you can expect a response within 8 weeks, though we will try to get back to you as soon as possible. If you have not heard back from us after 8 weeks, please feel free to follow up via email. If a full manuscript is requested, response times may be longer.

7 Responses to Novels & Novellas

  1. Andy says:

    Can you comment on your IP policy for submitted works/stories?

  2. Eric says:

    Hi Andy, thanks for the question. The author retains the copyright for his/her works. Cases can be different (novels vs anthology short stories for example), but generally speaking, the author will grant a period of exclusivity to us after which there can be an agreed upon arrangement (ranging from renewal of exclusivity, to non-exclusivity, to no rights).

  3. Andy says:

    Copyright?? 😉 [I’m from the “no IP” camp.]

    Thanks Eric, makes sense.

  4. Andy says:

    No, sorry, you had it right. Copyright is a form of “Intellectual Property”. Philosophically, I am against intellectual property, but I realize that’s what we have today in the real world, so my original question was real, and then the “copyright??” was a reference to those like me (and many others in what I’d call “the freedom movement”) that are against IP.

    Bottom line: you answered my question.

    • Freedom Forge Press says:

      Ok good! :) For a moment, I thought maybe it was some sort of “free IP” DNS/URL forwarding thing. :)

      Yes, we do operate within the present system of IP and copyrights. If you wanted to do a blog post on ip/copyright and the freedom movement that might be an interesting topic.

      You’d have the copyright to your blog post of course 😉

  5. If you are morally opposed to IP, you can just declare everything you write to be public domain. Everyone will be entitled to read and share your work. Nobody will be obligated to pay you. You’ll be working for tips.

    I for one, love the concept of IP. If I create it, it’s mine.