Nocturna Press

Submission Guidelines

​To submit short stories, micro fics, and poetry for consideration of publication in one of our magazines, please visit


We are interested in works which:

  • Are already complete
  • Are 1,000-50,000 words in length or can be split into two or more novellas
  • Engage the reader within the first two pages
  • Qualify as romance, fantasy, paranormal; Horror, Sci-fi and Suspense considered if at least mild romantic elements are present
  • Have fictional, fantastical, or supernatural themes
  • Include characters of varying races, appearances

We are not interested in works which:

  • Have religious themes
  • Promote or imply prejudice against people based on ethnic background, physical appearance, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or capabilities
  • Have a plot heavily-related to violent crimes, abuse, or addiction
  • Have depressive themes such as those deeply-rooted in destruction or self-harm  
  • Are non-fiction or truth-based (with the exception of titles already in our queue)
  • Are written for children (a separate imprint will soon be available for children’s books)
  • Refer to brand-name products or real-life people or situations
  • Are unofficial sequels to or heavily-influenced by another artist's copyright-protected work (e.g. books, movies, etc.)
  • Require more-than-usual editing time due to excessive errors in punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure


Your submission must include the following (pitch not required):

  1. The complete first chapter of your manuscript in .pdf format
  2. A brief description of the story and how it ends
  3. The genre in your own words (not all stories fit into one category, feel free to be creative)
  4. Tell us a little about yourself: A one-paragraph bio all about you, you may include your interests and a web address, if you have one
  5. A sentence or two about why you are interested in Nocturna Press

Proudly, the characters in our publications are of multiple ethnic origins and body shapes and sizes. We are interested in considering material which is not purposefully limited in these areas.   

Regrettably, we cannot answer all inquiries and submissions, but we will make every effort to respond even if we cannot publish your title at this time. Please only submit once per title. Email submissions to: Submissions not accepted will be deleted from our servers for your protection.