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Uproar Books: Market Spotlight

For this week's market spotlight, we look at Uproar Books, a science fiction and fantasy publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Uproar Books is a Nashville-based publisher specializing in science fiction and fantasy novels. The company began accepting submissions in late 2018 and published its first title in May 2019. So it's a newer press.

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The editors say, "Uproar Books looks for science fiction and fantasy novels with realistic characters in highly imaginative worlds. We want to see genuine emotion and meaningful struggles. And maybe a dragon or spaceship, too. But mostly the genuine and meaningful stuff."

They pay authors 10% of retail price on hardcover and paperback novels and 50% of all revenues received for the sale of ebooks.

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What They're Looking For

Uproar Books is looking for space opera, dystopian, cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic, epic fantasy, historical and alt history fantasy, hidden realms/portal, and sword & sorcery.

The editors add, "Uproar Books also insists that all novels be the first book in a planned series of at least three. It's not that we don't love standalone novels; it's just the economics of being a small, independent publisher make it necessary for all of our books to lead to sequels."

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They also accept YA if it has crossover appeal to adult audiences. However, they do not accept urban fantasy, superheroes, or "any book where more than 50% of the action takes place on modern-day Earth (unless it's in a hidden realm like with that orphaned young wizard everyone is so fond of)."

Manuscripts should be complete and run at least 70,000 words.

How to Submit

Potential authors can email the first three chapters, a synopsis, and author bio to publisher Rick Lewis at this email address.

Click here to learn more and submit.

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