Note: The Zuma Publishing will NEVER publish your story without a contract. All declined manuscripts are deleted from our database.

Submit your manuscript to us at

Please ensure that you edit your manuscript to the best of your ability before taking this step.

Note that this does not guarantee acceptance. We also advise that you read your work aloud to yourself as this helps catch those errors you may have missed. Also, read and follow our guidelines for how we want the story.


The Zuma Publishing is seeking short stories in any genre for our upcoming anthology, ‘Survival‘.

All stories must be centered on survival or surviving. This can be any kind of survival; in the desert, deep down in the ocean, from abuse or violence, or even from yourself.

Stories should be between 2000 to 6000 words long. 

Entries must be submitted a Word Document.

Submission opens on 1st April to 31th July 2021.

To submit your entry

what we want

For us to consider any work, it must, among other things, educate, entertain, and have a distinct purpose or moral. First check out how we want our stories here.

  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Folklore
  • Historical fiction
  • Horror
  • Thriller
  • Mystery
  • Romance (historical, contemporary or speculative)
  • Science fiction


We understand the hard work in writing a story, and we are committed to ensuring that each manuscript gets the attention it deserves, while cutting through the wait that most publishers subjects the writers to.To ensure that your story makes the cut for what we are looking for at this time, we encourage you to read through our guidelines and what we are looking for.

NOTE: Guidelines are for full length manuscripts.


• In the subject line of your email, type the Genre: Query: Title . (e.g. Thriller: Query: Undersea Goddess)

• In the body of your email, copy your cover letter (not more than 1500 words with at least 2 of your social media links (links only), a pitch (not more than 1000 words), and word count.

Your contact information including mailing address, phone number, complete name, and  pseudonym if applicable.

• Send only the first 3 chapters of your manuscript or  first 15 pages in black color of 1 of these fonts: Arial, Times New Roman, or Courier. RTF, Doc or Docx. NO PDF.

No headers or footers or page numbers.

When you send your manuscript to us, we will respond to you within weeks, or 2 months at most.

Please ensure that you follow the rules or you email will be deleted immediately.

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