DOUBLE FEATURE SERIES SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
The P.I. Tales Double feature series pairs two fantastic detective novelettes from two authors together into one book, with editions coming out twice yearly. Many of the stories feature P.I. Tales series detectives, while others feature one-off or even future series detectives.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
Strong character and unique voice gets you a long way with us. Fantastic storytelling gets you even farther. P.I. Tales is interested in private detective stories set in the modern world (plus or minus ten years from the current date). Stories should be between fifteen and twenty thousand words and authors should have full rights to the characters, events, and other details of the story, as well as the rights to ALL PREVIOUS WORKS THAT FEATURE THE CHARACTER.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Stories should be in standard manuscript format with author’s full contact information in the top left. We will respond to each submission in the order they are received. You can expect a swift turnaround, usually within two weeks.
Please prepare the requested materials and attached them in Word format, then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
***AUTHORS MUST CURRENTLY OWN ALL RIGHTS TO THE CHARACTER AND/OR FOR ALL WORKS FEATURING THE CHARACTER PRIOR TO SUBMISSION.
WHY JOIN THE P.I. TALES WORLD
We’re focused on publishing quality, not quantity. By which we mean you will never be lost in the shuffle once your character joins the ranks of P.I. Tales. Every author we work with will become a representative of our brand, and your success is infinitely tied to our brand success. We will be investing our resources, expertise, connections, time, money, and soul into making your series successful at equal rates with any title we publish. We are committed to investing in your career, not just your series, and we want to see you grow, both with and without us. We are ambitious about your success.
We are not a publishing house in the traditional sense of that term. We are a cross-medium property committed to taking our creative content into new formats and venues while remaining long-term partners with the authors whose stories we bring into the world.
We are also seeking the right personal chemistry with our authors. Our goal is to develop a sense of camaraderie and community and to spread their work (along with the P.I. Tales world) far and wide. Your creative integrity is important to us, our goal is to be a creative publishing partner who helps foster your growth and success as an artist. We’re working on something unique and we can’t wait to read your submission!