Brick Cave Submission Guidelines- Fictioneers

Brick Cave Fictioneers is a great way to introduce yourself to Brick Cave. A part of the BC Book Club, reading the stories of the Fictioneers is an exclusive benefit to our subscribed members.

Each month, authors are invited to submit an up to 2,500 word micro fiction prose piece in the Science Fiction/Fantasy genres. Brick Cave staff then read and select one submission and with a picture of the author, bio and a link to the author’s website, the piece is published for the BC Book Club to read and enjoy.

To be able to read each month’s entry, Join the BC Book Club as a Sapphire or Diamond Dragon Member: Join Here.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are now being accepted digitally through the Consolidated Brick Cave Submission Form (BCSF). Submitting authors are asked to confirm that they have read and adhered to the guidelines below.

Meeting the requirements below, submitters are asked to submit a single PDF file that contains all elements of the submission. The BCSF does not allow file formats other than PDF, and incomplete submissions, or submissions that fail to meet the guidelines below will not be considered.

1st Page, Cover Letter, including:

  • Relevant information about the full manuscript (words, etc.)
  • Contact information for the author

Following Pages: Complete Submission

  • Text of your file should be double spaced.

Additional Details

  • Contact information should be on cover letter, and name and title should appear on all pages of manuscript.
  • No simultaneous submissions
  • Agent-ed submissions OK.
  • Previously published works will not be considered.
  • Work may receive edits prior to publication for grammar, spelling and light word usage.

Brick Cave Requests First Serial Rights

  • Brick Cave Media LLC. Asks for First Serial Rights for use of the story to be published online at the Brick Cave Book Club (BCBookClub.com) web portal.
  • The story will only be available to read by “Tier 2” (Paying or Guest) or above subscribers. Tier 2 is currently labelled as the “Sapphire Dragon” level of membership.
  • Brick Cave Media asks for a period of 1 year to be the exclusive publisher of the work in any format.
  • Brick Cave asks for the right to choose to published the work in a physical Anthology in Paperback and/or Hard Bound formats. Should Brick Cave choose to exercise this right, Brick Cave agrees to provide an additional payment of $50 to the author, and 5 physical copies of the work created. Brick Cave agrees to notify the author of this intention prior to the completion of the first year of publication, and further agrees to complete the work in a reasonable time frame that may extend beyond the first year of publication.
  • Brick Cave asks for the right to choose to record the work in a audio book anthology format. Should Brick Cave choose to exercise this right, Brick Cave agrees to provide an additional payment of $50 to the author, and a copy of the work created.
  • The author retains the copyright to his or her work.
  • Following the completion of the first year of publication, the author is free to submit the work to additional publishing opportunities, provided they are clear about the status of the work to those publications.

Payment

Additionally, Authors Receive

  • Fictioneers Web Badge
  • Listing in the Brick Cave Library

Ready to Submit? Proceed to the Consolidated Brick Cave Submission Form

Brick Cave Submission Guidelines- Manuscripts

Brick Cave Books seeks to work with new and emerging authors writing in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres.

Scope of Submissions

This submission process is intended to govern full length books intended to be published with Brick Cave Books. This process does not govern submissions for The Box, Brick Cave Fictioneers, or First Words.

Roll Up Your Sleeves

Brick Cave Media believes the current nature of the market makes it imperative that the author and the publisher work cooperatively in promoting a book.

Currently Accepting

  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • We will consider additional genres based on submissions.

Currently Not Accepting

  • Due to a backlog of unpublished poetry titles, we are unable to accept poetry manuscripts at this time.
  • Horror
  • Romance
  • Non-fiction.

The Importance of Craft

Brick Cave Media is seeking authors with a keen understanding of craft. To that end, we encourage prospective authors to engage their local writing communities in efforts to better understand their work.

We are involved with some events and organizations, including:

We strongly encourage prospective authors read from the Brick Cave catalogue prior to submission.

Submission Period and Guidelines

Submission Period

Submissions are ongoing. Notifications for full manuscript submittal are made on the following schedule:

For Works Submitted in the Months of: Notifications are Sent:
January-March May
April- June August
July-September November
October-December February

Timeline to publication

Once accepted, we will extend a contract to the author. Brick Cave may ask for some additional work on the manuscript, and there are additional workflows based on cover creation and other factors. We do not guarantee a set date of publication until we have moved through those processes with the author.

When We Publish

We are looking to maintain a schedule of 4-6 titles each year. We may ask to accept a work with the intent of publishing it farther out than our original expectations, depending on our lineup.

Core Guidelines:

Submissions are now being accepted digitally through the Consolidated Brick Cave Submission Form (BCSF). Submitting authors are asked to confirm that they have read and adhered to the guidelines below.

Meeting the requirements below, submitters are asked to submit a single PDF file that contains all elements of the submission. The BCSF does not allow file formats other than PDF, and incomplete submissions, or submissions that fail to meet the guidelines below will not be considered.

1st Page, Cover Letter, including:

    • Single space text as needed
    • At least 12 pt font with 1” margins on all sides.
    • Relevant information about the full manuscript (words, etc.)
    • If you are writing a series, if any other works related to the series (even peripherally) have been published, please advise us
    • We want to know about you as a writer and a person. Do not try and impress us with name drops, awards and such (certainly share your successes and such, but a person is more than the sum of their awards). Tell us why you like this manuscript. What motivated you to send it to us? Why should we snap this manuscript up and work with you?

2nd Page, Synopsis, including:

    • Single page summary of the work.
    • Single space text as needed
    • At least 12 pt font with 1” margins on all sides.

First 3 Chapters, including:

    • Text of your chapters should be double spaced.
    • At least 12 pt font with 1” margins on all sides.

Additional Details

    • Contact information should be on cover letter, and name and title should appear on all pages of manuscript.
    • You must be able to provide your final edited manuscript in electronic form.
    • No simultaneous submissions
    • We will review manuscripts between 50,000 and 125,000 words.
    • Agent-ed submissions OK.
    • Previously published works will not be considered.
    • Paper submissions will no longer be considered after 7/1/2020.

 

If you are ready to submit: Proceed to the Submission Form