EDITOR’S NOTE: We are currently closed for all submissions through the end of the year. This includes novellas and novels, short stories, or blog posts. Please don’t submit anything other than general questions at this time.

Of Metal and Magic Publishing is a small press (not exactly boutique, but with a similar vibe) specializing in traditional fantasy and deep fantasy worlds. We define “traditional fantasy” as second-world, past settings. If your story takes place on Earth–past, present, or mythological–it probably won’t be a good fit for us. Same goes for anything set in a modern or future setting, i.e., steampunk, urban fantasy, or science fantasy. We prefer to not be overly distracted by technology. Just keep that in mind when querying us. We typically release no more than five or six full length-books a year, but this ensures we publish only top quality content. We also publish short fiction on our website, in our newsletter, and in occasional anthologies.

We are always on the lookout for new fantasy voices! Whether you are a brand new fantasy author, or a veteran looking for more publishing opportunities, we would love to hear from you. Send us your pitch through the contact form below.

We are currently looking for the following content or support:

  • Beta readers, beta readers, beta readers!
  • Flash fiction and short stories for our website and future anthologies
  • Guest posts for our blog
  • Fantasy art

If you’ve got something you think we’d like, send us your pitch!

PAY: We pay for all fiction content. Guest blog posts are handled on a case-by-case basis. We provide token pay for short fiction based on length and quality, and we have a royalty scheme for novellas and novels.

Check out this post for basic tips and guidelines for fiction submissions.