Hydra Publications’ main imprint is currently NOT OPEN FOR. SUBMISSIONS.

The manuscript must be 70,000 words or longer (we would like LitRPG to be closer to 100,000)

  • Speculative fiction genres are all desired and include thriller, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk, dystopian, and all reasonable sub-genres thereof. See below for LitRPG guidelines. 
  • Please submit a query letter to HydraSubmissions@gmail.com in the body of your email.  
  • Your query letter should include “Acquisitions” in the subject line of the email and be no more than 500 words including a brief synopsis of the manuscript, a brief overview of the author, and a history of other publications from the author.
  • Please submit the first 3,000 words of your manuscript in the body of your email, double spaced. Please do not send any Dropbox or Google Drive links and NO ATTACHMENTS.
  • Hydra Publications is interested in first rights publishing. We do not want to review any manuscripts of works that have been previously published in any format.
  • Manuscripts are not expected to have been professionally edited, but the sample is expected to be relatively free of errors in order to showcase the author’s absolute best writing.
  • If a full read of the manuscript is requested, you will be notified via email within 5 weeks. If you do not hear back regarding your manuscript within that time frame, feel free to send another email to inquire as to your status.


Send all inquiries to HydraSubmissions@gmail.com