Submission Guidelines

Kellan Publishing’s goal is to publish new, original and engaging short stories, novellas and novels and then provide these books to readers around the world.

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 About our Publications:

We accept three (5) types of works for Kellan Publishing.  They are as follows:

1. Novels: Typically 50,000 plus words. The same conditions and terms as novellas apply.

2. Novellas: Typically 20,000 – 50,000 words.  Authors retain writer rights while Kellan Publishing has exclusive publishing rights. Authors earn 35% of sales after accrued fees and 50% of print sales after accrued fees.

3. Novelettes: Typically 12,000 - 20,000. Much of the time, these stories are put into our collaborative books, although we do sometimes publish them as separate stories. NOT ACCEPTING AT THIS TIME

4. Serials: These are ongoing serial stories (see serial guidelines for more information).

5. Series: Typically about 25,000 - 40,000 words for each book. Authors will write a series of three (3) books for this category.

Collaboratives are short stories – or novelettes - in the same genre. Typically the stories are around 10,000 words. This work is for a collaborative book which usually involves four to five authors in one book. Compensation is divided equally among all writers in said book. The collaborative authors will share a profit of 50% of total sales minus expenses and fees. When we are looking for these stories, we will send out a call for them. 

We accept completed and finished works in many different genres (see below for a specific list).


Submit your work!

Note: All work must be original and free of copyright; have not been published before and author has the rights to the work.


Please note the following information for filling out the submission form below:

1.  Genre is the genre of the book; ie romance, mystery, science fiction, fantasy etc.  A sub genre is not needed for all genres, however, romance is one of the genres that will need a sub genre.  For example, if you are writing a fantasy romance, then Romance would be the genre and Fantasy would be the sub genre.

2.  The outline: What we are looking for is a basic outline that explains the events (in an outline chronological - by chapter type of thing) that happen in the book.  You do not have to list every chapter, just a beginning, some of the main points/challenges of the story and the resolutions to it.

3. The synopsis is not the same as an outline. It is a brief explanation about the story; something that could be used for the back of a book. The purpose is to provide the information that will entice and explain the story.

A list of accepted genres is posted below the submit form. We do NOT accept YA (young adult), poems or poetry.

 Novel (50,000 + words)
 Novella (20,000-50,000 words)
 Serial (soap opera)
 Series (3 books of 25,000+ each)

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Accepted Genres

(NOTE: We do not accept YA, poems or poetry, gay/lesbian or cult/hatred stories)

Non Fiction

  • Biographies
  • Health and Fitness
  • How-to or DIY
  • Self Help
  • Christian



  • High Fantasy
  • Dark Fantasy


Mystery / Suspense

Paranormal / Supernatural


  • Historical
  • Contemporary
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Paranormal / Supernatural
  • Mystery / Suspense
  • Time Travel
  • Holiday Themed


Science Fiction