Submissions – Parvus Press

The why and how of

Publishing With Parvus

Read on to learn a little bit more about why you should choose Parvus as your publisher and how to submit your manuscript.

Why Parvus?

Digital First

We are digital natives and Parvus fully embraces the digital marketplace. Clean layouts, wide distribution, and a reader-friendly experience are key to success in the world of eBooks. We understand that there are growing digital markets for speculative fiction across the globe and we promote our authors into those audiences. 

Parvus books are designed for digital, print, and audio as three equal legs of one holistic strategy to get your book in front of as many readers as possible; which includes traditional bookstore shelves. We introduce your book to the digital market first and bank on that success to approach distributors for traditional print sales.

Author Driven

Without authors, we have nothing to publish. Our digital royalty rates start higher than industry norms and accelerate generously as your book catches fire in the market. Our print royalties are above industry standard, too! We’re open and easy to work with; we’re glad to explain every business decision we make to our authors. We will be your team supporting you and supporting your work in the marketplace.

Market Rates

There’s a lot of noise out there and a lot of publishers that aren’t willing to put their money where their mouth is. Parvus pays royalty advances of $1,000 to $3,500. Our royalties are paid quarterly and are industry-standard or better. We’re here to invest in great authors, not fight over pennies, plain and simple.

We Build Teams

You’re a writer. You write. It’s what you do best. But it takes an entire team of creatives to bring a book to market. Editing, cover art, interior layouts, advertising design; we build an all-star team to bring your book to market. And we’ll consult with you every step of the way. Parvus authors will never feel disconnected from their books.

Submission Guidelines

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Use the tabs above to navigate these guidelines.

General Guidelines:

  • We’re accepting Science Fiction and Fantasy manuscripts
  • We’re accepting only completed novel length works
  • Our minimum word counts are 90,000 for Epic Fantasy and 70,000 for all Science Fiction and all other sub-genres of Fantasy.
  • We’re accepting only works that have not been previously published
  • If your novel doesn’t fit one of our categories, but has elements of magical realism, science fiction, or the supernatural, please feel free to query (Please limit queries to one page)
  • Manuscripts may take up to 60 days for a response. If you haven’t heard back in 60 days, please feel free to ask for an update. Really, we’re very approachable.
  • Be sure that your contact information is, at the least, on the first page of your manuscript.
  • Submissions are only accepted electronically; Word Document or PDF attachments only, please.
  • We welcome submissions from authors without representation

Please click through the options above for more details.

We are currently interested in the following:

  • 90,000 words or more for epic fantasy
  • 70,000 words or more for all other fantasy
  • New epic fantasy series
  • Stand-alone fantasy. Think Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris
  • Fresh takes on fantasy tropes. Think Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera
  • Urban fantasy.
  • Humorous fantasy.
  • Innovative fantastical fiction, including supernatural or magic realism elements. Think anything by Neil Gaiman.

We are currently interested in the following:

  • 90,000 Words or More
  • New Science Fiction Series
  • Space Opera
  • Military Science Fiction
  • Near-future, dark future, and cyber thrillers
  • Post-apocalyptic fiction (Especially those with a fresh view on the genre)
  • Innovative novels that combine the above with humor or satire. Think Charles Yu’s How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe or the masterworks of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Please use the form below to submit your manuscript. Note that ALL fields are required (except those that aren’t). For text entries needing many lines of text, please copy and paste your response from a word processor or notepad. For security purposes the upload form will only accept Word Docs, PDFs, and RTF files less than 50MB in size.

If you have any questions, please email submissions@parvuspress.com and a member of the team will get back to you. If you have any difficulty using the form below, please email all requested information to submissions@parvuspress.com.

One last reminder: Please be sure that your contact information is on the first page of your manuscript.

Manuscript Submission Form:

The form above will automatically send your submission and redirect you to a confirmation page when the upload completes. If you have difficulty, email the information requested above to submissions@parvuspress.com.