We are currently OPEN for submissions.
Sinister Stoat Press is focused on publishing works of horror, whether through poetry or fiction. The key for us is suspension of disbelief. We want to be able to read your work, put it down and go “Did that just happen?” Want to be immersed, taken out of our lives and thrown into a horrific whirl of terror. Though we look at most horror, we tend to specialize in experimental styles (found documents, stylized fiction and poetry, photography and word blends, etc.), stories and poetry featuring strong LGBTQ characters, strong characters of color, Furry related material, drug induced writings, and No Sleep Reddit style fiction.
We will not review any non-fiction works, memoirs, overly religious material, torture porn, endorsements of Nazi beliefs, or anything featuring positive portrayals of racism, homophobia, transphobia, rape, sexual assault, and victim blaming.
We publish chapbooks of short fiction and poetry. Fiction chapbooks must be at least 15, 000 words to be considered for publication. There is a 20, 000 word max limit on fiction chapbook submissions. Anything over 20, 000 words will be considered a Novella. For poetry, a chapbook has a 40 poem maximum. Anything over will be considered a full collection of poetry.
How to Submit
Prospective authors must submit through our Google Form at the link below. We will not accept any submissions through email. If you send your project through email it will be ignored. The form will only be available when we are open for submissions.
It is not the policy of Weasel Press to provide samples of our books to prospective authors. If an author wants to see our product, they can purchase a book at our Store or on Amazon and related online retailers.
Hostile responses to rejections will result in us rejecting you for any and all Weasel Press, Sinister Stoat Press, and Red Ferret Press projects. Hostile withdrawals of submissions will result in us rejecting you for any and all projects.
Weasel Press and affiliates really try to work with all of our authors to produce the best quality book. Although authors have some say in the production of their book, we may deny some requests pending on several aspects. Costs being the highest.
When submitting your work, please provide a one paragraph (at least) synopsis of your project, an author bio, and a sample of your manuscript. If it’s a poetry collection or chapbook, send 3-5 poems. Novels, Novellas, etc. send 3-5 chapters. Short fiction collections 3-5 stories.
NOTE: We do NOT take submissions through email. If you email us your submission, it will be ignored.
If accepted Weasel Press and any sub-imprints will edit your manuscript. Generally this is a couple run-throughs for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. If there are sentence structure problems or anything of that nature the author will be notified and asked how to proceed. Manuscripts should be finished. We do not have the man power to continuously design unfinished books. Minor editing is alright, but sending us a half-written book is not. Difficulty over this issue will result in a withdrawal of the contract.
Our cover designs are mostly from photo stocks purchased through 123rf.com. Authors can provide their own cover if they wish, however Weasel Press will discuss with the author options if the submitted cover is not of high quality. Difficulty over this issue will result in a withdrawal of the contract.
We do not charge for our services. We do not offer cash advances.
Our books are perfect bound, Trade Paperback.
Contracts are generally discussed between publisher and author. Royalties are paid out every six months. Contracts come with 5 free copies of the final book. Author can purchase additional copies at a 60% discount of the list price.
Authors must be 18 years old or older to submit.