Reluctant Press and Mags Inc Novelettes welcome submissions from new and established authors who meet our criteria for publication. Our books are printed
saddle-stitched format so there are certain length restrictions: We need 16,000 to 42,000 words to make a book with the average book running around 26,000 to 29,000. This can be in the form of a single story, a series of stories for longer works or a collection of short stories.
To the prospective author, we offer:
- The best payment rates in this specialized genre.
- Professional editing and layout
- Professional illustrations
- Aggressive marketing
If feel you might have a story for publication, please take the time to read the
Reluctant Press’ Author’s Guidelines. These guidelines apply to both lines of stories.
All authors submitting stories will also need our
Book Publishing Contract. This also will serve for both lines of novelettes. (PDF File)
Manuscripts may be submitted by attached e-mail if they are in ASCII, Word, or WordPerfect format (Word & WordPerfect manuscripts should be MIME-encoded …most e-mail programs do this automatically). Please read the author guidelines first to be sure that your work meets our standards. Send manuscripts to