What We Publish
Dead Rabbits publishes emerging and mid-career authors. Although prior publications are important, they are not a requirement; part of our mission is to present promising debut authors alongside those who have been previously published.
For this open submission period, we are looking for literary novels/novellas and creative nonfiction work only. Submissions from writers who identify as queer, non-binary, women, and POC are highly encouraged to submit.
Please Read Before Submitting
During this open reading period, we will accept submissions of novels/novellas and creative nonfiction work through our online submissions manager. There is no fee to submit.
Submissions will be capped at 100, and we will not accept unsolicited pitches for special projects during this time. The review process for full-length manuscripts can take up to 3-6 months, or longer in some instances. We empathize with your anticipation and appreciate your patience when submitting your manuscript. Phone calls, emails, or letters of inquiry will not hasten the process.
How To Submit
Use the submission manager below to submit your work to Dead Rabbits. Please submit the first 50 pages of your completed manuscript only. If needed, we will request the full manuscript via email. Along with your submission, please attach a short cover letter to your manuscript that includes your name, contact information (email, phone number, address), and a brief bio. All files should be submitted in one complete PDF or word doc file. We will accept simultaneous submissions.