Submission Guidelines

We are OPEN for submissions!


We’re passionate about other worlds—tales of the impossible, broken, and lovely—told by unique voices. For fiction, we publish science fiction and fantasy books that feature relatable characters and astounding settings (MG, YA, and Adult).

Nonfiction projects should relate to geek culture in some way. We consider material inspired by Christian faith.

What we're looking for

Science Fiction

We consider all genres of science fiction, but are particularly drawn to alternate/parallel universe, Lovecraftian, artificial intelligence, light/humourous, science-fantasy, and space opera. Stories that are character-driven and have a basis in real science are our jam. Aliens, otherworldly societies, and futuristic technology are welcome!

Fantasy

Show us world-building we’ve never seen before! We especially like sword and sorcery, mythic, humourous, and superhero sub-genres, but all the better if your book doesn't neatly fit into a category and delights us with its quirkiness. Like iron to Magneto, we're attracted to stories that take unfamiliar turns and characters who find meaning in community.

Nonfiction

Nonfiction projects should relate to science fiction, fantasy, anime, comics, video games, or mythology. We’ll consider memoirs by known geek figures and projects that engage with pop culture in a unique way. Feminist and disabled viewpoints are especially welcome. We’re also interested in engaging with pop culture and religion/faith.

What we're not looking for

  • Chic-lit
  • Erotica
  • Horror
  • Literary
  • Poetry
  • Screenplays
  • Children’s picture books
  • Fanfiction
  • Nonfiction unrelated to geek culture

To Submit

Send your query letter in the body of the email to submissions@mythosink.com, with the following subject line: Query – Genre – Book Title (e.g. “Query – Fantasy – The Lord of the Rings”).

You can address your email to Allison Alexander. Do not send us snail mail; we only accept electronic submissions.

For fiction, your query letter should include a bio with any relevant writing credits and awards, genre, target audience, title, word count, and a short synopsis. Include the first ten pages of the book pasted into the body of the email.

For nonfiction, include a query letter in the body of the email and attach your book proposal as a PDF. Your proposal should include the following:

  • Short summary (one sentence)
  • Long summary (one page maximum)
  • Target Market
  • Promotional Ideas
  • Competition
  • Author Bio
  • Specifications (word count, estimated completion date if the book isn’t finished)
  • Chapter Summaries
  • Sample Chapters (preferably the first two)

Our FAQ page has more resources if you have questions about writing query letters or book proposals.

Response Time

We read and respond to every query we receive. Our response time varies from one to four months. If, after four months, you have not received a reply from us, feel free to give us a nudge in case your email was eaten by rampaging wampas. 

Book pages photo

To Submit

Send your query letter in the body of the email to submissions@mythosink.com, with the following subject line: Query – Genre – Book Title (e.g. “Query – Fantasy – The Lord of the Rings”).

You can address your email to Allison Alexander. Do not send us snail mail; we only accept electronic submissions.

For fiction, your query letter should include a bio with any relevant writing credits and awards, genre, target audience, title, word count, and a short synopsis. Include the first ten pages of the book pasted into the body of the email.

For nonfiction, include a query letter in the body of the email and attach your book proposal as a PDF. Your proposal should include the following:

  • Short summary (one sentence)
  • Long summary (one page maximum)
  • Target Market
  • Promotional Ideas
  • Competition
  • Author Bio
  • Specifications (word count, estimated completion date if the book isn’t finished)
  • Chapter Summaries
  • Sample Chapters (preferably the first two)

Our FAQ page has more resources if you have questions about writing query letters or book proposals.

Response Time

We read and respond to every query we receive. Our response time varies from one to four months. If, after four months, you have not received a reply from us, feel free to give us a nudge in case your email was eaten by rampaging wampas.