Submission guidelines

Dear friends
We are sorry to inform you that due to unexpected financial problems we have to cancel any new editions of our foreign literature department.We hope we will come back again some time in the near future

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Please read these guidelines before you submit any work to Strange Days Books.



                                              SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We accept collections of short stories (20,000-50.000 words), novellas (30,000-60,000 words) and novels (50,000 words and up). All works must be in English or in Greek.

Works most likely to be accepted: science fiction, fantasy, magic realism and literary fiction.

All communications will be made via email.



        COPYRIGHT & PUBLISHING RIGHTS


- All works submitted must be your original creation, free of all legal constraints. You must own all copyright and publishing rights to your book at the time you submit your work.

The cover email must also include a statement of ownership, for author(s) submitting manuscript(s) must be sole owners of the manuscript and its copyrights (see the example).

You cannot have a contract with another publisher on submitted work. If the work has been previously published, we will only accept it if the rights have reverted to you. Unless otherwise agreed upon, Strange Days Publishing retains the first option rights to publish a print copy for sale.

Strange Days Publishing is not a vanity press or self-publishing site.

We pay royalties of 10% (for individual works) of the price.

There is no charge to authors.

It’s true, the book market in Greece is a small market but think of this: It’s a matter of praise to for your work (and also your bio) to be published in a foreign language as Greek.

                                             SUBMIT YOUR WORK
To submit work to us:
First send a query letter with a 1-2 paragraph synopsis of your work with the three first chapters of the manuscript as an attachment and a small bio.

We also want in the body of the email

The title of your work;

Genre; Word count;  Your name (or pseudonym); Address; Phone
& statement of ownership

“I (your name) declare that the submitted work (title of your book) is my original work and that I have complete ownership and authority to submit this work to Strange Days Publishing. No part of this work has been copied, stolen, or otherwise appropriated without explicit reference within the book.”

Submit your manuscripts in.doc or .docx but NOT pdf format
The work must be completed in its entirety. We do not read books that have yet to be written.
We accept simultaneous submissions.
If the work is accepted for representation or publication elsewhere, please, please notify us immediately so that we may remove the manuscript from consideration. We are an exclusive publisher and will not publish works previously or currently published elsewhere

Strange Days will send an email confirming that we received your submission.
We will do our best to respond within 8-10 weeks.
Email your submissions to:  info@paraxenesmeres.gr
The word submission” must be in the subject line.
All books accepted for publishing by Strange Days Publishing will be subject to editing. If you are not open to suggestions and/or recommendations, do not submit.

                                        ACCEPTANCE, CONTRACT, FREE COPIES, PAYMENT

We accept only one submission per author at the time.
If your submission is not chosen, we will let you know that your work is no longer under consideration at Strange Days Publishing.

If your manuscript is accepted, our Managing Director will be in contact with you about further contract negotiations to initiate editing, layout and cover design, and finally to initiate book printing and distribution within six months.

We will work closely with authors to develop a book design that exceed all industry standards.

If the book is printed only in Greek language the writer retain the rights for the book to be printed in English or other language.

The only limitation about the payment of royalties is that we pay the royalties after the sale of  the first 200 copies of the book, in order to ensure that we have at least one minimum-revenue so we can continue. This, simple and clean is the key term in the contract that you sign with us.

Our publications will be with the system print on demand (up to 200-300 copies each) and digital printing. The author will be updated for each new printing.

Each author is entitled to a free copy of the book and a 25% discount on copies of his/her book that will be ordered and 20% in any book of our publications

Strange Days Publishing retains also the first electronic rights for three years after the day of printing.

Strange Days Publishing and the writer sign a contract  no more than six months after the date of the acceptance. In any case, if the book for any reason is not ready after six months from the date of the contract the rights return to the writer.

Authors payment at the end of every year, from January 1st to 31, after the official notification of last years book market sales..

Writers must be at least 18 years old.

                                                              READING PERIOD

You can submit your work whenever you want between November 30 – till April 30,  don't send your work in the inbetween time
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NOTE: If you don’t understand the above information or have any questions please feel free to contact us:    info@paraxenesmeres.gr




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