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Black Bed Sheet Books

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Really, we're open to publishing just about anything, but we specialize in publishing fiction....particularly of a dark nature: Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Suspense, Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller, anything appealing to us and written very very well. If you don't think your writing is exemplary, don't shy away. If it shows promise and meets what we're looking for, we can work with you to make it exemplary. We believe in opening doorways for damn good talent that larger publishers don't seem to have time for, as well as accomplished, seasoned pros.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2008

Publication Media

Electronic Publication Electronic Publication 
Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Young adults.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Contemporary, Dark Fantasy.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Science Fiction Horror.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Lengths:
Novella NovellaNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 15000 to 40000 words).
Fiction Collection Fiction CollectionNo specific word count limits known.
Novel NovelNo specific word count limits known (our definition: more than 40000 words).
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Unknown advance + Unknown royalties Unknown advance. Unknown royalties.

Submissions:

Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


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Black Bed Sheet Books Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

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This project ranks among the Most Unresponsive Fiction Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 12 reports from 11 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported7 min | 256.3 mean avg | 245.0 median | 578 max days (138.6 std dev)
Responses0 %
Acceptances0.00 % No publication has a 0% acceptance rate. This data is based on submission reports sent to Duotrope, and we have not received reports of any acceptances yet.
Rejections-
Non-Responses100.00 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded83.33 % (296.9 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals16.67 % (53.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending5 responses are pending (5 min | 101.0 mean avg | 123.0 median | 240 max days waiting | 98.0 std dev) from 5 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2024
Last Audited: 21 Jan 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 15 Aug 2013

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