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Submissions

ENGAGE BOOKS™ is currently accepting submissions of science fiction novels and short stories, humour (non-fiction), and popular science (non-fiction).

SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS
We are currently accepting science fiction novels for our imprint, Engage SF. While we will consider all submissions of a speculative nature, preference will be given to stories with compelling characters, ideas and events that keep our staff turning pages. We are building Engage SF to become a leader in space adventures. Space opera may be the best term to describe the type of science fiction we wish to publish, with stories that take place in an outer space environment, or a society where space travel is possible. Brian Aldiss' definition of space opera in 1974 as "the good old stuff" fits nicely into our theme, yet we are looking for fresh ideas that match Hartwell and Cramer definition of space opera as a "colourful, dramatic, large-scale science fiction adventure, competently and sometimes beautifully written, usually focused on a sympathetic, heroic central character and plot action, and usually set in the relatively distant future, and in space or on other worlds, characteristically optimistic in tone. It often deals with war, piracy, military virtues, and very large-scale action, large stakes." Keep in mind that not everything needs to be large-scale, and the plot doesn't need to be focused on war (usually a struggle or obstacle of some kind needs to be overcome). Submit your full length novel using our online submissions section.

SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORIES
We are currently working on our first short story anthology. This 'strictly science fiction' space opera (see definition above) anthology will be published in a unique way. Each author will receive royalty payments for their story rather than an up front payment, which is usually pretty small. This will give each author a stake in the success of this anthology, and provide a payment system that is generally only available to published novels. Another added bonus is that each individual title will also be available as a digital short for $0.99 available on devices like the Kobo, Kindle and iPad.

HUMOUR (NON-FICTION)
If you have written a work of comedic genius, we will consider your work for Engage Books. It's gotta make us laugh!

POPULAR SCIENCE (NON-FICTION)
We are looking for manuscripts that make science and technology interesting. How does the International Space Station work, and what should the space stations of the future look like? Why are entrepreneurs entering the space industry, and what kinds of space ships are they planning to build? What have scientists discovered about the theory of relativity? Why does time move forward, how can it slow down, and can we turn back the clocks? Think about technologies that will push boundaries, open peoples minds, and help shape the future.

When submitting a manuscript, please keep in mind that we are only accepting science fiction novels, and short stories, humour (non-fiction), and popular science (non-fiction) at this time. If you own the rights to a modern classic novel from the likes of Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell or John Steinbeck, then please contact us. We are also looking for authors who hold rights to science fiction books that are out-of-print for our SF Classic imprint.

Send your manuscript to:

Engage Books
1666 160th Street
Surrey, BC
V4A 4X2
Canada

Or, submit your manuscript using our online submissions form: