is a publisher of the strange and disorienting, the uncanny and haunted, the peculiar and infandous, the odd and horrific, the hallowed and dreadful, the ghostly and disturbing.
Twelve House Books.
Dark Lit for the Masses.
Twelve House Books will consider your book or books for publication as long as there is agreement on all of the following:
It is at least 50K words or, if poetry, carries at least 100 poems.
It holds strong literary elements, even if it is pulp fiction.
It is well-written and 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. Leave that to the professionals.
Yes, Twelve House Books will consider reprints as long as you hold the copyright to the work.
Per the Gross Profit payment model, 25% of gross royalties are paid after book design costs to Twelve House Books are covered. More details are outlined in the contract.
No pre-orders are required for interest from Twelve House Books.
Scroll down the catalog to the right as well as the forthcoming books section below to get a good idea of what Twelve House Books publishes. Better yet, buy one or two books.
Twelve House Books will not consider any subject or idea that promotes or supports concepts or lifestyles which are antagonistic to our most ancient spoken and written wisdom, and/or which are not in accordance with current international laws. If you are uncertain, ask.
No translations into English from other languages, please.
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).
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