Please read the submission guidelines in full. Failure to comply could result in your submission being rejected or not considered.
Whilst we are open to all genres and styles of writing, ultimately we reserve the right to reject topics that are not suitable for our publications. Please read the individual submission call information for guidance.
Word count requirements, deadline dates and author compensation are detailed against each submission call. Hyphenated words will be counted as one word. Paragraph breaks are not included in word counts.
All submissions must be in English.
Our reading is all blind. Please don’t include your personal information in the body of your manuscript, or in the document name. Thank you!
Submitting your work
All submissions should be made by email to email@example.com unless the call directs you to a different address. Check the call first.
In your email subject line, please include the anthology title, your story title, and your pen name—more information can be found in the individual call for submissions.
Please remember to attach your manuscript to your email. Make sure your manuscript document name has the anthology name and the title of your story. Do not send links to download your document—we do not follow links—make sure your document is attached.
Address your email “G’day awesome Black Hare Press Team”
In your email body, please include your pen name, author name (if different), story title, word count, and a bio (check individual call for bio length/link requirements). We will remove retailer competitor links when we submit to retailers who restrict such use.
Formatting your manuscript
All manuscripts must be in .doc/.docx format.
In the header section of your manuscript please include your the anthology/call name, the story title, and the manuscript word count (excluding header section information).
Font : Times New Roman 12 point
Spacing : Double line spaced. Indent new paragraphs. Single space between sentences.
Scene breaks : ***
Spelling : British English
We ask for Exclusive First Worldwide Publication and Electronic Rights for twelve months, and non-exclusive rights thereafter.
We ask for Exclusive First Worldwide Publication and Electronic Rights for three months, and non-exclusive rights thereafter.