Friday, May 5, 2017

Chaosium Fiction

Posted by Randi on Friday, May 5, 2017

What they want:
Currently, the Chaosium fiction line primarily features works centered on the Cthulhu Mythos. The Mythos was the line’s core when it launched in 1993 and it will be the core of our relaunched line starting in 2018. We may publish other types of work from time to time and may expand the line in the future, but for submission purposes, we’re considering Mythos works.

We welcome all takes on the Mythos, in any genre, and especially welcome submissions that approach the matter from outsider and non-Western vantages. We value the work of experienced, widely published professionals and previously unpublished or self-published authors.

For non-fiction, we are most interested in works that might appeal to a general audience or double as resources for players of our Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. Please note that works published in the book line does not have to support or sync with the contents of the roleplaying game; our default agreement is for creator-owned works, not work-for-hire.

We will also consider unusual book projects, including art books and YA or children’s books, though, again, these are a harder sell. 
Length: We will consider original novels, anthologies, single-author collections, and non-fiction. Our target length for book releases is 90,000 to 100,000 words, though we will consider longer or shorter works if the content is compelling. Trilogies or series will be much harder to sell to us, but we know better than to say “never.”
Payment: Chaosium is a professional fiction market, offering advances, royalties, and, for short fiction, a word rate in line with HWA and SFWA guidelines.
Submission Guidelines: