Balance of Seven is seeking unique stories that bring something meaningful to the world. We seek stories that not only are good but draw the reader in and make them never want to leave.
We care deeply about what we release into the world. Submissions need to be well-crafted stories that have significant meaning to the author: a labor of love that will resonate with readers.
Our preferences tend to lean toward speculative fiction: stories that open imaginations to the “what-if” of a well-crafted world that feels alive and real. We are open to other fiction submissions as well, as long as they deliver a meaningful message.
We are dedicated to publishing new and emerging authors, as well as those with underrepresented voices.
At Balance of Seven, we train up professionals and build relationships that empower our authors to advocate for their own and each other’s work, because ‘starving artist’ is not a label for which an author has to settle.
To that end, we are looking for aspiring authors who:
What we are not looking for:
Send an email to: submissions (at) balanceofseven (dot) com
Mark the subject line: SUBMISSION: (title of your story)
ATTACH THE FOLLOWING:
DO NOT copy/paste your file into an email as inline text. Attach your file to the email.
If a submission makes it through this round, we will ask for a full manuscript before making a final decision.
Authors should expect to hear back within 6–8 weeks of submitting their work.