High fantasy book writing is challenging because of the scope of creation and invention it requires. Recently, I've decided to go back and edit it, but I'm now wondering if having elves in the story is appropriate, as opposed to making up my own race. The plot centers on Shea Ohmsford, a half-elven boy destined to wield a legendary sword against a … Right now, I'm currently undecided on the issue. All fantasy submissions must be at least 40,000 words in length. This list of must-read LGBT fantasy books is here to help! If you’re a fan of LGBT YA fantasy books in particular, you’re in luck: I’ve made a specific section of queer YA fantasy books just for you! The following novels and series are not an exhaustive look at the best fantasy novels of all time, but rather a sampling taken from various eras from the past to the present. Terry Brooks’ 1977 fantasy takes place in a post-nuclear-holocaust Pacific Northwest, in which the surviving humans have diverged into five species: Men, Dwarves, Gnomes, Trolls, and Elves. Provided that you plan ahead, spend some time coming up with the particulars of how your world works and avoid the pitfalls of common genre clichés, you can write a fantasy novel that makes readers reluctant to leave your fictional world. I wrote a fantasy novel a few years ago and set it aside to work on other things. Submission Guidelines for Fantasy Novels. Note: We may be able to publish your novellas as well (15,000 to 40,000 words), but you will sell a lot more books and attract more loyal readers if you focus on writing and publishing novels your genre. It features 50 amazing queer fantasy books, from high/epic fantasy to urban fantasy to superheroes and everywhere in between.