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WELCOME TO THORNED DAGGER PRESS

A fantasy, science fiction, and urban fantasy publisher.

At Thorned Dagger Press, we work with our writers every step of the way on their literary journey, helping authors achieved their dream of being published. We have award winning authors on staff just like you who knows how difficult self publishing can be. Thorned Dagger Press helps our authors produce high quality, interesting, and entertaining science fiction and fantasy novels.


Our books frequently appear on the best-sellers lists and our authors are among some of the best known in their genre. At Thorned Dagger Press, we believe that every author has a story to tell, and that every story deserves to be told.

 
 
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TIMEKEEPER

Rebekah Dodson


Saved from the streets by the mysterious George Whipple, Parker and Lydia grew up in the Whipplehouse Orphanage. After being fitted with a magical monocle, Parker finds he has the ability to stop time. With his new power, he spends his days tinkering and inventing intricate do-dads. Life was grand until the night Elias came to town.

Parker's life is turned upside down when tragedy struck on the night of the winter solstice of his 18th year. He risks losing the one thing he loves most: Lydia. But, will his newfound power be able to find her? And what about the perplexing machine in the cellar workshop?

SUBMISSIONS

We are currently accepting manuscripts!

What are we looking for? Specifically fantasy and urban fantasy with plot. This means we will read your manuscript if it is unique and creative, MUST include dialogue, and must not contain large amounts of purple prose or information dumps. We are especially excited to read dynamic, detailed, and vivid characters that not only change and develop over the course of the novel but also inspire and change others. Authors of color and LGBTQA+ are welcome and encouraged to apply.

We are NOT accepting: 

  • Erotica

  • ANY kind of rape/bullying/beastiality

  • Paranormal fiction (this includes werewolves, shifters of any kind, vampires, and ghosts)

  • ANY type of science fiction erotica

See below for genres we are looking for as well as submission guidelines. 

URBAN FANTASY SUBMISSIONS

Urban fantasy describes a subgenre of fantasy in which the real world collides with the decidedly supernatural or magical world. Urban Fantasy is a fantasy story that is set in a city in an alternate world, or a city in the modern world, or

the modern world.

Subgenres we are accepting:

  • Romance

  • Mythic

  • Fable


Do you have an urban fantasy manuscript you'd like to submit for publication? Click below for more information. 

Ninja Woman

FANTASY SUBMISSIONS

Most fantasy uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting. Magic and magical creatures are common in many of these worlds.

Subgenres we are accepting:

  • Romance

  • High Fantasy

  • Low Fantasy

Do you have a fantasy manuscript you'd like to submit for publication? Click below for more information. 

Dragon Lady

SCIENCE FICTION SUBMISSIONS

Science fiction is based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets.

Subgenres we are accepting: 

  • Romance

  • Steampunk

  • Cyberpunk

  • Space

  • Action/Adventure

  • Superhero

Do you have a manuscript you'd like to submit for publication? Click below for more information. 

Illustrated Female Character
 

SUBMISSIONS GUILDLINES

We are currently accepting any manuscripts from 25,000 words up to 100,000 words.

Formatting Requirements

  • Size 12pt font

  • Times New Roman font (Calibri is acceptable)

  • Double spaced

  • Please submit only .doc, .docx, or .rtf files. No google docs links or PDF files will be accepted.

Please submit an interest form here. Submissions can be emailed to thorneddaggerpress@gmail.com. In the subject line please include ACQUISITONS and your name.

 
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Thanks for submitting!