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Halsbren Publishing is currently open for submissions, we focus primarily on fantasy of all types, though are open LitRPG submissions. If your submission is LitRPG, please say so in the subject line. 

  • The manuscript must be 70,000 words or longer (we would like LitRPG to be closer to 100,000)

  • Speculative fiction genres are what we desire, primarily: high fantasy, low fantasy, magical realism, steampunk, dystopian, and all reasonable sub-genres thereof. See below for LitRPG guidelines. 

  • Please submit a query letter to in the body of your email.

  • Your query letter should include “Acquisitions” in the subject line of the email and be no more than 500 words including a brief synopsis of the manuscript, a brief overview of the author, and a history of other publications from the author.

  • Please submit the first 3,000 words of your manuscript in the body of your email. Please do not send any Dropbox or Google Drive links.

  • Halsbren Publishing is interested in first rights publishing. We do not want to review any manuscripts of works which have been previously published in any format.

  • Manuscripts are not expected to have been professionally edited, but the sample is expected to be relatively free of errors in order to showcase the author’s absolute best writing.

  • If a full read of the manuscript is requested, you will be notified via email within 12 weeks. If you do not hear back regarding your manuscript within that time-frame, feel free to send another email to inquire as to your status.


Halsbren is actively seeking Steampunk and LitRPG of a fantasy or dystopian type (think Fallout)! If you have a LitRPG submission, please include your sub-genre in the subject line of your email to get access to immediate consideration.

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