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Any queries submitted outside our open submission window will not be considered. Please make sure you check when we're accepting new manuscripts.

Please note that upon receiving an acceptance letter, you have 30 days to respond. If you respond on day 31, you will required to resubmit when we are open for submission again.


Curious as to what we are looking for? Well, here are a few things we'd love to see!

Midnight Tide Publishing is hunting for gritty, dark, and unique stories in Young Adult through Adult.

Specifically, these are themes we’d love to see:

• Gothic romance. Either in a fantasy world, southern, or another country.

• Dark supernatural mystery, think along the lines of The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

• Nautical-themed fantasy. Whether it’s mermaids or seaside kingdoms.

• High or Epic fantasy adult novels with deep world building, something along the lines of Wheel of Time, Kushiel’s Legacy, or Game of Thrones.

• #ownvoices fantasy or science fiction


• New Adult fantasy romance

• New Adult science fiction

• Adult fantasy and science fiction

• Urban fantasy (Think witches, werewolves, other magical beings in an urban setting)

• YA folktale retellings

• YA Mermaids/Mermen

• A new twist on any mythological being

Please ensure all manuscripts have minimally been beta'd and proofed.

We, as a co-op publishing house, have no in-house editors, but we do have affiliated services we can recommend.

​When you are ready, please email your query letter along with:

The first fifty pages (12 pt font, double spaced), and a one-page synopsis (12 pt font, single-spaced) both attached as separate Microsoft Word files to:
Please be sure to type your email subject as:
SUBMISSION: [Title] - [Age Group] [Genre] 

In the body of the email, please indicate any editing that has been performed on your manuscript, including beta-reads.

Once you submit you should hear from one of us within 2-6 weeks.

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