Founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2015, Blue Ink Press was formed to help authors navigate the daunting and confusing world of publishing. While our focus was initially on middle grade and young adult books, we now represent authors of all genres and are actively seeking new works to expand our catalogue.
We publish anything that can be seen as a 'systems thinking' approach to... government, society, the environment, organization management, leadership, walking, somatics, mythogeography, therapy, money systems. See our book list.
We are a coalition of editors and publishing professionals working together to make our authors successful, and our goal is to grow slowly but steadily by publishing books we love.
We support our authors with quality editing and commercial covers, and partner with them to market their books. We work to bridge the gap between traditional and self-publishing by publishing our authors in both digital and print simultaneously while offering higher royalties than the Big 5. We truly believe in a publisher / author partnership. Our authors’ successes are our successes.
At Devil's Party Press we publish exclusively work by poets, fiction writers, and memoirists who are over the age of 40.
We truly value the older writer.
We strive to bring to the public excellent authors who can not find a voice through traditional publishing.
We are interested in work that grabs us by the heart, or the guts.
We want to promote and showcase writers in their second act, who are old enough to know better, and old enough to not give a rat's ass about knowing better.
We value women, diversity, LGBTQ, and damn good writing.
No torture porn, regular porn, bigoted/racist, or religious texts.
Reading fee $10 for anthologies only. Those published receive free copy, value $14.99. Top 3 submissions get prize.
The very small reading fee helps us keep publishing. No charge for proofreading, editing, graphics, etc.
1 entry = story/memoir of 1,000 – 8,000 words or 1- 3 poems of no more than 1,000 words total. Submit 2 entries & 3rd is free.
No fees ever for full-length books. Currently seeking books for publication in 2021 and beyond.
Authors 40years + only.
My tastes lean toward (but are not limited to) the genre-bending, the fabulists, as well as literary comedies.
Please take the time to write a personalized cover letter with a brief bio and synopsis of the work.
submit final edited manuscripts
We like lyrical, free verse poems with themes of nature, flora & fauna, life, loss, love, romance, place, and fairy tale, only.
Free verse is preferred. One poem per page preferred. Vivid imagery and unique details.
Apollo Publishers publishes narrative nonfiction books on topics we deem timely and topical. Books must be at least 50,000 words in length and must have broad, trade appeal.
Please submit a book proposal, sample chapter, and author bio. If your book may be a good fit for our list, we will get back to you. Due to the volume of submissions, we may not be able to respond to each submission.
Submissions not conforming to our guidelines will be deleted without a response. Please read our submissions page.
We have two submissions months each year: March and October. Submissions are accepted from the 1st of the month to the 31st of the month. Any submissions sent outside these dates fall into a cyber hole and are never seen.