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Submitting Your Book to Undaunted

Undaunted is currently accepting submissions for genre fiction (see below).

  • Mystery
  • Sci-fi
  • Thrillers
  • Fantasy
  • Historical and speculative fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Short stories
  • Novellas
  • Serials
  • Westerns

Email your query to submissions@undauntedauthors.com with the following subject line: SUBMISSION: (YOUR TITLE HERE). We do not accept hard copy submissions. Do not send an attachment of your manuscript unless directed.

Please include the following items in the body of the email

  • Contact information
  • A one paragraph summary of your writing experience and why we should sign you as an Undaunted Author
  • A three paragraph summary of your book (genre, similar titles, word count and plot synopsis)
  • The first 2,500 words of your manuscript pasted into the body of the email

We publish first-time novels (if they meet our standards) and are always excited to receive work from published authors (both indie and traditional). We will read and give brief feedback on all submissions. Please indicate if your manuscript is being considered by another publisher or is already self-published and available to the public.

Reviews may take up to 90 days for our editors and readers to make a decision on your submission. Please do not contact us within the 90 day time frame to inquire where your submission is in our review process. If you have not heard from us at the end of 90 days, please feel free to send a follow-up email. We know you don’t like being left in the dark, so we strive to get back with everyone, regardless of our decision.

If we feel that a submission is not ready for publication at the time of our review, writers may still be accepted into the Undaunted Writer program while they hone their craft. Transition from Undaunted Writer to Undaunted Author is based on several factors, including peer and ownership review. Those not accepted into the Undaunted Writer program may follow our revision recommendations and resubmit to Undaunted at a later time.

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