Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas launched a new imprint, Brimstone Fiction, which will publish the speculative genres. The company is specifically looking for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and YA speculative. Brimstone publishes in print, e-book, and audio, with plans to release two books a quarter.
Brimstone’s guidelines indicate it will accept manuscripts from 55,000 to 100,000 words in length, but notes that accepted manuscripts over “over 80,000 words will be released in e-format only until e-sales warrant a print run.” No word on how many units is enough to meet that threshold.
Stories should be edgy, unique, thought-provoking, reflective of a Christian worldview without being preachy or overbearing, and must appeal to both Christian and general markets.—Brimstone Fiction
So far, Brimstone has released The Maze by Jason Brannon and Crossing Into the Mystic by D.L. Koontz. See the Brimstone Fiction website for descriptions and Amazon links.
Currently Brimstone is only accepting submissions from literary agents and from authors the editors meet at conferences. We’re adding them to our publishers list anyway, because the house is open to those conference submissions even if you don’t have an agent. The managing editor for the Brimstone Fiction imprint is Rowena Kuo. Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas CEO Eddie Jones attends many writers conferences across the country, and will listen to your Brimstone pitch in Rowena’s absence. I pitched him at Florida Christian Writers Conference and, despite my full disclosure of my contract entanglement at OakTara, he requested the proposal. Eddie is very approachable, so I recommend you pitch him or Rowena if you have the chance.
Speaking of which, you’ll have a chance at Realm Makers, which Rowena is attending in conjunction with Brimstone’s sponsorship of the Escape Short Story Writing Contest 2015, in which the winners will be published in an anthology to be published by Brimstone Fiction.
So there’s another reason to attend Realm Makers!