Thanks for expressing interest in Black Odyssey Media! We are currently seeking exclusive content for the national launch of our print and new media publishing enterprise — niche and commercial fiction — across all genres — including Literary Fiction, Upmarket Fiction, Historical/Contemporary Romance, Women’s Crime Thrillers, Psychological and Suspense Fiction, OWN Voices, Multicultural Fiction, 90s-Retro Romance, Coming-of-Age, Speculative Fiction, Celebrity/Influencer Novel-Mashups, select Memoirs/Narrative Non-Fiction, and Novelizations.
We proudly welcome agented and non-agented submissions. If you would like to have your literary work(s) considered, please submit a formal query letter, full-page synopsis, and the first six chapters of a polished, proofread, and properly formatted manuscript. We highly prefer completed projects but will consider works-in-progress if the author can adhere to hard deadlines. Due to the volume of submissions, we will only request the full MS for projects we wish to further consider. Black Odyssey Media’s inaugural list is planned to debut in Summer 2023. For more highlights, check out our press coverage in Publishers Weekly: https://publishersweekly/blackodysseymedia.com
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NOTE: SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT ADHERE TO THE FORMATTING GUIDELINES BELOW WILL BE DISCARDED.
What is a query letter?
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How should my manuscript be formatted?
In order to evaluate your manuscript efficiently, please adhere to the submission guidelines. All submissions should be polished, indented, paginated, etc., and submitted in a Word doc or PDF, Times New Roman font, 12pt. size, and double-spaced. Our minimum word count is 75K. Review our guidelines in detail before submitting.
What is the turnaround time?
Due to the volume of submissions, 6-8 weeks is our standard turnaround for responding to sample chapter reviews. If we are interested in reviewing the manuscript in its entirety we will contact you via the email provided in the initial query. While we wish we could respond to every email, realistically, we cannot since our review camp is quite busy with reading submissions. HELPFUL HINT: Polished submissions that adhere to our guidelines will be our TOP priority.
WE WILL NOT REVIEW SUBMISSIONS BETWEEN THESE DATES:
NOVEMBER 1 - FEBRUARY 15