Manuscript Submission Guidelines:

We are accepting submissions of complete, previously unpublished manuscripts in the speculative fiction genre that have series potential. Speculative fiction encompasses horror, fantasy, and science fiction—and all of the niche categories under those large umbrellas.

We’re only considering full length novels between 40K and 100K words. If it’s shorter or longer, please don’t send it to us.

Also, we do not publish for young children. Please don’t send us anything intended for an audience younger than high school age.

All submissions must be in standard manuscript format. If you’re unsure what that means, check out this helpful guide—though do not underline. Italics is fine. (

Queries should be sent to with a subject of “{Category} – {Author Name}.” For instance, “Epic Fantasy – Brandon Sanderson” or “Space Opera – Kevin J. Anderson.” If you don’t know the exact category, at least put the big one: horror, fantasy, or science fiction.

Please include in your submission:

  • Query letter in the body of the email
    • with the genre and word count
  • First three chapters of the manuscript as an
    attachment (.docx or .doc)
  • Synopsis as an attachment (.docx or .doc).

Anthology Guidelines:

Legion of Dorks presents is closed for submissions. We will reopen with our next edition, Misspelled – An Anthology of Magic Gone Wrong on January 1st, 2021.

If you’re curious about the stories we like, check out the first in the series: Legion of Dorks Presents: Laundered – An Anthology of Monster Messes.