Castle Bridge Media is an independent publisher of predominantly genre books, with particular interest in horror, science fiction, thriller, and fantasy. We also dabble in non-fiction titles as well. However, regardless of the genre, if the work is good, we will consider it. Novels should generally run between 80,000 and 120,000 words.

Please email a query letter and the first five chapters of your book copied into the body of your email to: Put the word QUERY: the title of the work and the author's name in the header of your email (i.e. QUERY: Misery by Stephen King). Queries with attachments will not be opened or considered, so please don't send them. We do not accept submissions by mail.

We will read your query. We generally respond within 3-6 months. If we like your book, we will ask for the completed manuscript. Please do not submit a query without a completed manuscript. We also accept simultaneous submissions, just please tell us if you've placed your work somewhere else.

Thank you so much for your interest in Castle Bridge Media! 

Frequently asked questions

It's been six months. Why haven't I heard anything?

We try to respond to every query we receive, but as a small independent publisher, sometimes things unfortunately get pushed to the backburner. If it's been more than 6 months, feel free to send us a follow-up email (use the following format in your message title...QUERY FOLLOW-UP: title by author, or as an example: QUERY FOLLOW-UP: Misery by Stephen King). If you still do not receive a response, then we have likely passed on your work.

Can I mail my query and sample chapters to you?

Castle Bridge Media only accepts electronic submissions at this time.

I have a great non-fiction book I'd like to submit. Would you look at it?

Maybe? It depends on the subject matter. Send us a query.

Do you give notes or feedback on submissions?

Unfortunately, we usually don't respond with individual feedback on the submissions we receive.

Do you accept submissions for the Castle of Horror Anthology series?

The Castle of Horror Anthology series is submission by invitation only at this time.