Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the Magazine FAQ’s for questions regarding Kraxon Magazine.


What genres do you publish?

Science Fiction, Fantasy and related subgenres such as supernatural, utopian and post-apocalyptic, supernatural, utopian, dystopian, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic and alternate history.

What regions do you publish in?

We publish worldwide. Our primary region is the United Kingdom.

Do you pay an advance on royalties like the big six publishers?

An advance on royalties is negotiated at the contract stage, and several factors, including sales forecast, determine the level. A first-time author should expect a lower advance, if any, than an author with a proven sales volume.

Note: An advance on royalties is precisely what it says. You will not receive royalty payments until your royalties exceed the advance amount.

Is an advance split over multiple books?

If we publish a series containing a certain number of books, an advance might be split into several part payments. Depending on what is agreed, the royalties may count towards the whole advance or only towards the specific book the part advance was paid on. These details will be negotiated during the contract stage, and you will know the breakdown of advance and royalty payments.

Royalties on books published individually which are not part of a series contract would only count toward an advance paid for that specific book. Information regarding advances and royalties on other books would be considered when negotiating an advance for a future book. The royalties themselves would not count toward advances on separate books.

I’m unsure of what a specific clause in the contract means.

Please ask if you’re unsure of any proposed or signed contract clauses. We will endeavour to explain the purpose of the clause and why it’s included.

How quickly will you publish my book?

Each author is different, and we believe it would be a mistake to try and approach every project in the same way. For instance, if you are writing a series, issues concerning future books may need to be considered before earlier books are sent to print. Publishing dates will be discussed during contract negotiations and included in the signed contract.

How much say do I get on the artwork?

We understand all authors have a picture of how the book cover will look. We always try to accommodate the author; however, we retain the final say on the cover design.

I’m already published, or I’ve self-published. Will you look at my book?

Yes. We will consider published and self-published authors.

Generally, we will not reprint an already published work. An exception may be made where the already published work is part of a series, and you are submitting unpublished work for that series. This exception requires that you have the appropriate rights for the published work.

Note: If another publisher still has the rights for previous works in a series you intend to submit to us. You need to check they do not have rights to future works in that series or that the contract has any other clauses preventing us from considering your work.

Please refer to the submissions page for more information.

Do you consider manuscripts written by multiple authors?

Yes, provided all authors know the manuscript is being submitted to us.

Will you consider a manuscript by my spouse/partner/family member?

The original author of the work must submit the manuscript. We will only accept manuscripts from a third party if you are working as an agent for the author.

Will you provide detailed feedback on why you rejected my book?

Sorry, we don’t give detailed feedback on rejected manuscripts.

Do I have to contribute any costs of being published?

We do not require the author to contribute money to publish their book. This means we must be very selective of the manuscripts we accept and offer a publishing contract.

Do I need an agent?

We accept manuscripts from both agents and unrepresented authors. The submissions page will have further details at any submission window for unrepresented authors.

How do I send you my book?

We only accept electronic submissions. Please refer to the submissions page for details.

What is your stance on AI?

We do not accept AI-generated submissions.

AI can be a valuable tool in an author’s arsenal. But, as the author, you need to be familiar with the contents of your manuscript. Suppose you’ve AI to such a degree that you don’t understand your narrative enough to make changes or corrections as suggested by an editor. We probably wouldn’t accept your manuscript.

Any manuscript submitted to us must qualify for copyright protection.

My question is not answered.

Please use the Contact Us page to ask further questions.