What they want:
An imprint of Curbside Splendor Publishing, in Chicago, Dark House Press aims to publish neo-noir, speculative novels, short story collections and anthologies with a literary bent.
Neo-noir, fantasy, science fiction, horror, literary, magical realism, transgressive, crime, surrealism, and the grotesque. Everything we like has an elevated perspective, a literary voice, so whatever the genre, avoid the expected, the formulaic, the same old stories and voices. Memoir and poetry will be a very hard sale but we’re not saying 100% no yet—the same for YA/NA.
Length: We are currently looking for short story collections of at least 40,000 words (with 10-20% unpublished) and novels that are around 60,000 words, no more than 80,000. Word count will never be a reason we reject a collection or novel, it’s always about the writing. These are just guidelines.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.thedarkhousepress.com/