Rachel Schoenbauer

Pandamoon Publishing

My Manuscript Wish List®

I’m primarily looking for Science Fiction and Fantasy containing solid worldbuilding that fires the imagination, especially worldbuilding that is the backdrop for large, sweeping narratives that dig into complicated situations regarding politics, relationships, or conflicting character goals. Diverse books, where MOGAI characters and characters of color are full participants in the action, are a particular favorite of mine.

Also, I’m partial to adventure (either epic or smaller-scale), and to stories with a lot of emotional impact, forward momentum, and focus and drive toward a goal. Novels with a solid sense of place, where the world could easily give rise to who knows how many more untold stories, are my kryptonite.

I’d really love to see space operas, near-future science fiction, fresh takes on urban fantasy, high fantasy with a darker tone, and settings that play with their worldbuilding to highlight, contrast, and explore contemporary culture in new and fascinating ways.

Submission Guidelines

Pandamoon Publishing accepts completed manuscripts of Young Adult (target age 16-18), New Adult, and Adult fiction with a minimum of 50,000 words.

Genres and subgenres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Historical Romance (Medieval, Regency, Scottish, Western, etc.), Horror, LGBT, Magical Realism, Mystery, Noir, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Women’s Fiction

Manuscript format:

  • Double-spaced
  • Paragraphs indented via paragraph style, not with tabs
  • Font set to Times New Roman (or other serif font) size 12
  • Scene changes clearly noted with a blank line followed by a clear symbol (such as ***) and another blank line
  • No headers or footers
  • Please spellcheck (and, if possible, grammar check)

Please visit the Pandamoon Publishing Submission Guidelines page for more information on how to submit.

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