I have some more information to share with you regarding our Subscription Boxes. We have had the same few questions popping up about timelines, so I hope I can answer them for you here.
In order to get our boxes ready to release at the right time, there are closing dates to submit your query by to be considered for each month’s box.
To be considered for September, please submit your query by 9 pm GMT 30th June
To be considered for October, please submit your query by 9 pm GMT 31st July
To be considered for November, please submit your query by 9 pm GMT 31st August
To be considered for December, please submit your query by 9 pm GMT 30th September
To be considered for January, please submit your query by 9 pm GMT 30th September
To be considered for February, please submit your query by 9 pm GMT 31st October
If you are interested in this please submit your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org and mark the subject line with which monthly box you’d like to be considered for. Please also include a blurb, first chapter and the current status of your manuscript (i.e. Complete, WIP etc).
These opportunities are all open and available at present. We will post regular updates on Twitter as and when there is a change in status. If your manuscript isn’t picked for the box you hoped for, we may push it to a future box or discuss general release options with you.
In regards to the first two proposed boxes, we would ask that only those with complete manuscripts or those who can guarantee completion within two weeks of lapsing the closing date express their interest. As for the future boxes, we will entertain queries with partial manuscripts, but if you must reach completion by the deadline provided or you will lose your spot (your book may be bumped to a future box or we may offer general release instead).
Short Story Anthologies
We have themed Short Story Anthologies planned for throughout the year. One a month and a bonus one each quarter. We hope to use these to give our authors exposure to readers in advance of their full length works being published, but they’re also a platform for authors who specialise in short fiction.
These opportunities will be offered to our signed authors first. They will then be featured in our Newsletter with details and specific information on each project. Lastly, we will advertise the opportunity publicly.
Currently we have two opportunities open:
Christmas Short Stories – Closing Date 9 pm GMT 30th September
New Year Short Stories – Closing Date 9 pm GMT 30th September
If you would like more information please email me at email@example.com and I will send you details and specifications of what we’re looking for with these projects.
I hope this has answered most of the question you have, but as always you can drop us a message and we’ll do our best to give you the information you need.