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An imprint of Start SF
101 Hudson Street 37th Floor · Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Telephone: 212-431-5455 · Fax: 917-464-6394



Pyr® publishes only science fiction and fantasy novels. We are not currently looking for short story collections, anthologies, novellas, or nonfiction. We prefer novels in the 100,000 to 130,000 word range. For science fiction, we do not consider material under 85,000 words in length. For fantasy, we do not consider material under 95,000 words in length.

There are two required methods of submission, depending on whether or not you have agent representation:

Unagented submissions: Please note that we no longer accept unagented submissions.

Agented submissions: Email submissions strongly preferred! Agented submissions: Email submissions strongly preferred! Please query first with an email to Rene Sears ( The email should include a one to three paragraph synopsis of the project in question in the body of the email. Please do NOT include the manuscript or sample chapters with the initial query. Our needs are specific enough, and the volume of submissions we receive high enough, that we can save everyone time in this manner.  Again—only agented submissions at this address.