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 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.
The Wax Paper is a broadsheet publication open to all forms of written word, imagery and collected conversation. The first priority of the Wax Paper is to expand our understanding of the people we share the world with, and in doing so, expand our understanding of ourselves. Pieces will be selected on their ability to illuminate the humanity and significance of the subjects that inhabit the work. The Wax Paper is inspired by the life of Louis “Studs” Terkel.
Please read our mission statement and send work that corresponds with our mission
Submissions not conforming to our guidelines will be deleted without a response. Please read our submissions page.
We are especially interested in Sci-Fi and fantasy, but will consider most genres. We recommend looking at our website to get an idea of the range that we publish.
Read the guidelines before you submit. Keep your manuscript as free of errors as you can. Our editors recommend How to be a Fantastic Writer by Reah & Grubb for writers of commercial fiction.