Submissions

Fido submission guidelines

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GOOD NEWS!

Fido has re-opened its doors to author submissions!

Fido is an author cooperative. Authors who submit to Fido are responsible for their own editing and cover art. Fido takes care of the formatting and uploading to distributors and the distribution of payments on a quarterly basis. NOTE: To publish with us you must either be willing to provide us with a W-9 or W-8BEN (international authors) for tax purposes.

What do you get, as an Fido author?

First and foremost: OUR BRAND

Readers know Fido books are well-written and just plain good reads!

As an Fido author, you have the benefit of our long term experience in the field. We know what works, what doesn’t, and how to make sure your book is seen by readers but not targeted by distributors. There are things Fido can do that self-published authors can’t, and as one of our authors, you’ll have the power of numbers behind you. Just remember, if you become one of our authors, you’ll have the power of the Fido label behind your name. And every time a Fido author markets their work, they advertise our brand, drawing readers into our site, and hence advertising your book(s)! 

Last, but definitely not least, Fido is not a vanity publisher, so we will not charge you to publish with us. With Fido we offer you a simple contract, giving Fido the non-exclusive contractual right to publish your work, and we keep a very nominal 10%. That’s right, we take just 10% percent of your direct site sales, as opposed to the 30%, 40%, even 65% some epublishers take—and we only take that nominal 10% to cover our business costs. And we will accept previously published works if you hold the rights (and have proof of such.) We do NOT, however, accept queries or partial submissions. Manuscripts must be complete and follow our submission guidelines.

*****PLEASE REVIEW our EDITING GUIDELINES BEFORE YOU SUBMIT!*****

LENGTHS

Short Shorts: Under 3K
Shorts: 3-7K
Stories: 7-15K
Novelettes: 15-35K
Novellas: 35-50K
Novels 50-70K
Super Novels: 70-140K
Super XL Novels: 140-250K
Super XXL Novels: 250K +

CATEGORIES/GENRES

Anthologies

Business

Chick Lit

Children

Drama

Education

Entertainment

Family Relationships

Fantasy

Gay/Lesbian

Health/Fitness

Historical Fiction

History

Horror

Humor

Inspirational

Literary Fiction

Mainstream/General Fiction

Mystery

New Adult

People

Personal Finance

Poetry

Politics/Government

Reference

Romance

Science Fiction

Self Improvement

Spiritual/Religion

Sports

Suspense/Thriller

Technology/Science

Travel

True Crime

Western

Young Adult

MSS FORMATING

Attach ONE document .doc (Word) or .rtf (Rich Text File)

Email subject line: FIDO SUBMISSION: TITLE OF WORK

1 inch margins all the way around

Times New Roman —12 point font

Single line spacing

0.5 at beginning of each paragraph

No extra returns between paragraphs

Use * * * * (four asterisks with spaces in between – center this on its own line) between scene breaks

In longer works, begin chapters with the word “Chapter” followed by the chapter number

Insert hard page breaks between chapters

 

The first page and your cover email must contain at top left:

Name (real/pen)

Email address

Title of work

Word Count

Genre(s)

Short synopsis

A NOTE ON EDITING: When it comes to editing, we expect you to be incredibly diligent about your work. It needs to be as error-free as possible before submission. Your mss will be read and reviewed for both content and errors. If your mss has clearly been sent to us unedited, it will be returned to you. Once accepted, your mss will be line-edited before publication.

 

****PLEASE READ OUR EDITING GUIDELINES BEFORE SUBMITTING!****

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Submit to submissions@fidopublishing.com

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at questions@fidopublishing.com

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