Headlong Into Harm Press

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We’re looking for a few good titles.

And by that, we mean novels. Not poetry. Not screenplays. Not nonfiction. And, god help us, not memoirs. Novels.

If you’ve poked around this site and feel like you’re a match for Headlong into Harm, we want to hear from you. Use the form below to get started, and we’ll be in touch.

What We're Looking For

Headlong into Harm Press seeks writers with new voices, fresh perspectives and something to say. We straddle the worlds between literary/indie and commercial, and aren’t afraid to dabble with mild experimentation. If you’re not fooling yourself that you’re the next James Joyce or William Faulkner (sorry, we probably don’t want you even if you really are the next in line) and aren’t secretly holding out hope that Reese Witherspoon will option your novel, you may be a good fit. Other details include:

Finished manuscripts only
60-120K words
Genres? Nothing’s strictly banned per se, but you better have a damn good reason beyond “world building” if you’re getting speculative
It should go without saying we’re not interested in your erotica, but thanks
nagented authors encouraged to submit
English translations welcome, but must have permission of original author and translator
Previously unreleased manuscripts only


Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough. The form’s below.