Thank you for your interest in Brain Lag. We publish novels in the fantasy and science fiction genres and most sub-genres (e.g. epic fantasy, modern fantasy, cyberpunk, space opera, paranormal, etc.) and we are particularly interested in debut authors. At present, we are only interested in new, finished novels and are not looking for short stories or anthologies.

To submit your novel for consideration, please send the following:

1. E-mail: Include your full name or pen name, the title of your novel, the target age range of the work, and the total word count. The subject line of the message should be "SUBMISSIONS".

2. Query letter: Tell us about yourself and why you think your novel would be a good fit for Brain Lag. If you have any publishing credits, include them here, but they are not required for consideration. You may also include a blurb for your novel if you have one.

3. Synopsis: We are looking for a complete outline of the characters and story, beginning, middle, and end. This isn't a blurb. Don't leave any surprise endings unsaid.

4. Sample: Include the first 5,000-7,000 words of your novel.

All attachments should be in Microsoft Word (.doc, .rtf) or plain text (.txt) format. Please keep formatting to a minimum. When you have all the pieces of your submission ready, e-mail them to

If you have any questions on submissions or submission requirements, do not hesitate to ask us. We look forward to seeing your work.

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