We’ll keep it simple. If you’ve got something that fits under the dark/weird/horror umbrella, we might like it. If you’re looking for a closer peek under our skirts, we especially like a variety of voices: women, enbys, POC, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, disabled folks, men, extraterrestrials, subterraneans, and minor pagan deities of all stripes. Being fringey misfits ourselves, we encourage anyone who’s found themselves relegated to the margins to submit their work.

The Seventh Terrace is a small press, but we are a traditional publisher, meaning we pay advances and royalties on all acquired manuscripts.

Stuff we’re looking for: novellas (our sweet spot!); novels; short story collections.

How to submit: Send query with attached manuscript (pdf, word doc, or rtf) to Sarah and Rob at We’re not too fussy, but if you’re not familiar with standard manuscript format, give it a quick google. It’s super easy and makes life better for all of us.

What the fuck is a query: Calm your tentacles, we gotcha. Don’t sweat this too much. We just want to know, in brief terms, about you and your book.

  • Title
  • Word count
  • 2-3 sentence description of the book
  • Author bio

Response time: We aim to respond within 3 months, and feel free to give us a nudge if you haven’t heard anything after that, we don’t mind.