Talos Press Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in Talos Press

We are open to receiving submissions for proposed books in the following categories:

  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Horror

Before submitting a proposal, we suggest you click around our website and take a look at the kinds of books we've published. This will help you gain an idea of what we’re looking for.

A strong book proposal consists of:

  1. A brief query (cover) letter
  2. A one- to two-page synopsis
  3. Market analysis, including research on competitive titles
  4. A sample chapter or two
  5. Your curriculum vitae (bio) including a list of any previous publishing credits

If we are interested in seeing more than the first fifty pages, we will contact you and request the balance of the manuscript. Therefore, please refrain from submitting unfinished novels.

Electronic submissions are preferred and can be emailed directly to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If we are interested, you will usually get a response from an editor within 4–6 weeks. Unfortunately, due to the volume of queries, we will not be able to respond to everyone.

We are now accepting submissions through Authors.Me.

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