Write for Us

Are you bold? Fearless? Then we want your stories and your voice!

Submission Guidelines:

We publish stories in the following genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, and romance, including the sub-genres of steampunk, cyberpunk, diesel punk, alternate history, weird westerns, and mash-ups. Stories must be 30k-80k. Do not query for longer titles.

We want your best, polished, and ready to publish work. We want fresh, invigorating, and diverse stories. We are actively seeking stories with diverse people as the protagonists. Do not send us stories where the diverse characters are tokens and sidelined to secondary or villainous roles. We do not want caricatures of what you believe diverse people are like. Do your research.

What we do not want:

  • Reprints
  • Stories that glorify violence, racism, misogyny, or bestiality
  • Erotica
  • Hate

Our Four Primary Lines: 

  • Dark Mocha Bites-Horror
  • Steamy Mocha Amour-Romance- We are actively seeking romance titles
  • Sword & Mocha-Fantasy (including urban fantasy, paranormal)
  • Sci-Chai-Science fiction

How to Submit:

  • Stories must be 30k-80k. Do not query for longer titles. 80k is our limit at this time.
  • Email to mochamemoirspress(at) gmail.com
  • Mocha Memoirs Line Sub: [Your Story Title]; [Your Name] in the subject line.
  • Attach your story as a DOC or DOCX file. Submissions sent in the body of the email will not be read.  Stories should be in 12pt, Calibri font.  Please double space. Don’t forget to include a title page that includes all contact information.
  • Include a brief cover letter in the body of your email stating your name, pen name (if using one), story title with word count, a brief (1 paragraph) synopsis, and bio.
  • No simultaneous submissions, please. We ask that you do not submit a story to us and to another market at the same time.
  • Please don’t submit another manuscript until you have received an answer on your first submission.