is the independent publisher of the strange and disorienting, the uncanny and haunted, the ghoulish and bloodcurdling, the odd and horrific, the hallowed and shocking, the ghostly and disturbing, the peculiar and weird, the dreadful and macabre, the fantastic and nostalgic.
Twelve House Books.
Dark Lit for the Masses.
Twelve House Books, based in St. Augustine FLA, will consider your book or books for publication as long as there is agreement on all of the following:
It is at least 30K words or, if poetry, carries at least 100 poems.
It is as perfectly edited as you can get it.
No simultaneous submissions. This means other publishers can’t be looking at it while Twelve House Books looks at it.
Multiple submissions are fine. You have a novel, a story collection, and a book of poetry? Send them all.
No fan fiction.
Yes, reprints are considered as long as you hold the copyright to the work.
No subject or idea will be considered that promotes or supports concepts or lifestyles which are antagonistic to our most ancient spoken and written wisdom and moral conscience, and/or which are not in accordance with current international laws. If you are uncertain, ask. Follow this link for more information.
Twelve House Books will almost always reply within one week of your proposal, if not sooner. If you are offered a contract, all book production and royalty details are found there.
Questions? Text 412-638-0013
Send to editor Scáth Beorh a proposal with a short synopsis and your entire manuscript in .docx, .doc or .rtf to:
Twelve House Books waits with bated breath to see the works of the few-and-far-between writers of the strange and spiritually unruly who prove themselves masters of turn-of-phrase and evocation of the bizarre. Published books appear beneath the following imprints: Los Angelenos Imprint (books about or set in Hollywood and/or Los Angeles), Épouvante (Horror), Lyre (poetry), Rat-a-Tat-Tat (Crime Fiction), Peculiar (quirky and/or cross-genre), and Fabulist (Fabulism and Dark Fantasy).
Twelve House Books