Second Round of Submission Responses Sent

Greetings once more – here’s a second update at last, we’ve now responded to all subs/sent all requests for full manuscripts/contacted those writers who are on the shortlist for our 2019 releases.

In the coming weeks we’ll have some exciting announcements and news to share about the selections, so stay tuned!

Ashley & Brooke

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First Round of Submission Responses Coming Soon

Just a quick note to thank everyone who submitted during this call for subs and let you know that we’ve been hard at work on the first round of responses.

In the coming days we will be writing to either request full manuscripts or (unfortunately) pass on some of the work you’ve sent us, but either way you’ll hear from us soon.

Ashley & Brooke

Intruder – Coming Soon!

Just a few days now until Jeffery H. Haskell’s Intruder is released:

 

Check out the pre-order if you’re into fast-paced, action-filled sci-fi!

Nina is looking to put her violent past behind her. When she signs up with the Rangers, a system-wide law enforcement agency, she hits the jackpot. Months of service in space and no contact with people is just what she wants.

It isn’t what she gets. Within moments of setting foot on Ceres Colony Nina makes the Minors Union Authority an enemy. Now she has to navigate the cutthroat MUA while investigating missing Rangers. With the help of a local and the colony’s governor, Nina sets out to unravel the colony’s dark secrets.

But if she fails, she might just find herself on the wrong side of an airlock.

 

Submission Guidelines (Open 30th April – 30th July)

Submissions are now open!

Poetry

We’re looking for a wide range of poetry styles, including but not limited to free-verse, experimental works, haiku, haibun and related forms along with just about any other style or form out there. If you’re not sure whether what you’re doing is a fit – please query first.

Dates:

Submissions open Monday 30th April

Submissions close Monday 30th July

Response Time:

Our response time will be between 3-6 months after receipt of MS, depending on the amount of submissions received.

Publication:

If your work is accepted and you agree to the terms of contract, publication date will be within 6 months from the signing of contracts.

As experienced writers and editors, we will assist any successful applicants in the polishing of their work to the highest standard and afterwards, we’ll push as hard as we can to get your work not only out there, but read too.

Recently, Close-Up has published the following poetry titles – Magpie Tales and The Frequency of God.

 

MS Submission Guidelines:

  • Minimum 40 pages.
  • Electronic subs only.
  • Please submit single-spaced document in 12-pt ‘plain’ font.
  • Word document or PDF preferred.
  • Please include an acknowledgements page listing details of previously published pieces with your submission.
  • Please also include a short bio note.

Send submissions to closeupediting@gmail.com and include your name and ‘poetry submission’ in the subject line. Please include all relevant contact information.

For queries, please email Ashley or Brooke at closeupediting@gmail.com with a subject line of ‘submission query’.

 


 

Fiction

Mostly, we’re looking for stories that fall under the wide umbrella of ‘speculative fiction’ including but not limited to fantasy, science-fiction and horror and the various sub-genres, steampunk, cyberpunk, near-future, epic fantasy, low fantasy etc etc

But please note we’re also open to other genres too!

We love fast-paced, plot-based stories as much as we love the stuff that focuses a little more heavily on character and are certainly not averse to something more eclectic, so if you’re not sure whether what you’re doing is a fit for Close-Up Books – please query first.

Generally speaking, we’re looking for manuscripts that fall within the range of a 20k -150k word count. (This might be novels, novellas or short fiction collections etc)

Dates:

Submissions open Monday 30th April

Submissions close Monday 30th July

Response Time:

Our response time will be between 3-6 months after receipt of MS, depending on the amount of submissions received.

Publication:

If your work is accepted and you agree to the terms of contract, publication date will be within 9 months from the signing of contracts.

As experienced writers and editors, we will assist any successful applicants in the polishing of their work to the highest standard and afterwards, we’ll push as hard as we can to get your work not only out there, but read too.

Close-Up has several spec fic titles forthcoming, starting with the military/first contact sci-fi Intruder.

 

MS Submission Guidelines:

  • Please submit a 1-2 page synopsis + the first 3 chapters of your MS.
  • Please ensure your submission is a single-spaced document in 12-pt ‘plain’ font.
  • Word document or PDF preferred.
  • Please also include a short bio note.

Send submissions to closeupediting@gmail.com and include your name and ‘fiction submission’ in the subject line. Please include all relevant contact information.

For queries, please email Ashley or Brooke at closeupediting@gmail.com with a subject line of ‘submission query’.

 

Coming Soon – Intruder!

Coming soon from Close-Up Books!

 

 

Ex-Naval Aviator Nina Mercedes joined the Systems Alliance Rangers to get away from the demons that haunt her. The Rangers are assigned to remote outposts and vast tracks of space with only their AI’s to keep them company.

When she arrives on her first outpost, the Ceres Mining Colony, she’s confronted with an ugly truth. Out in the belt, only the Miners Union Authority is the law.

When one of the corporations that mine hydrogen-three starts losing mining probes, they enlist the Ranger to do her job. Track down the missing multi-million-dollar MULES, stop the thefts, recover their property.

With the help of the besieged governor, a mysterious gunfighter, and her stalwart AI, Nina must stay one step ahead of a pair of vicious brothers who have it in their head to collect hers.

However, the MUA has a secret, a secret they are willing to murder to keep. Out of her element, and forty million miles from back up, Nina must uncover the truth, and stop their ruthless plans.

Otherwise, she might find herself on the wrong side of an airlock.

Magpie Tales & The Frequency of God – Available Now

Close-Up Books is proud to announce the release of two poetry titles, The Frequency of God by Mark William Jackson and Magpie Tales by SB Wright.

You can sample each collection via the links above, where you can also find purchase links for the print editions and the newly available ebooks too.

Ashley & Brooke