By Light Unseen Media publishes fiction and non-fiction on vampires and vampirism.

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By Light Unseen Media Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

PO Box 1233
Pepperell MA 01463-3233

Phone: (978) 433-8866

Fax: (978) 433-8866

Submitting Your Work to By Light Unseen Media

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From the By Light Unseen Media guidelines:

By Light Unseen Media is currently seeking outstanding and unique manuscripts in the area of vampire fiction and non-fiction. Authors are asked to query before submitting manuscripts. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be considered.

We are seeking full-length novels ranging from 75,000 to 150,000 words. We are primarily interested in dramatic fiction with a realistic tone. Vampire themed campy humor, parody, satire, "chick-lit" stories, formula romance and erotica for its own sake have all been done to excess. We also will not consider extremely violent horror fiction or stories focused on "slayers," "hunters," "enforcers" and so on as the protagonists. These have been done to excess and beyond.

We are seeking high-quality non-fiction that examines vampires in folklore, cultural tradition, occult theory and as a modern social subgroup or counter-culture. We are especially interested in manuscripts that describe original primary source research, either in historical records or in the field, in a form accessible to the general reader. We are willing to work with the authors of graduate-level dissertations who would be agreeable to editing their work for a non-academic readership. We will consider manuscripts that examine vampire-themed literature and media if they demonstrate a new and original approach to the material.

Submission Guidelines Details for By Light Unseen Media

Market Type: Book

Contact: Inanna Arthen, Editor-in-Chief


Accepts: Creative non-fiction, fantasy, folklore, gothic, history, horror, mystery, New Age, occult, science fiction, suspense, thriller, young adult

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