Sequestrum publishes new, emerging, and internationally-acclaimed writers of short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cross-genre. All publications are paired with a unique visual component with the goal of fostering and exposing our writers to a large literary audience. We seek innovative contemporary literature with an honest voice which grows from a vision and passion for craft.
We seek concise, evocative writing without regard to any particular school of poetry or fiction. Visit our archives for an idea of editorial focus. Successful writers are prolific readers.
New Rivers Press is interested in literary work of every character, but especially in diverse work that's aesthetically challenging and has a social conscience. Our Many Voices Project competition (Sept. 15 - Nov. 1) seeks the best new literary prose and poetry from new and emerging writers. Our Electronic Book Series (July 1 – Sept. 1) seeks manuscripts in popular fiction genres. During open submissions (May), we are interested in reading the best work from writers in all stages of their careers. Founded in New York in 1968, the not-for-profit Press has now published over 330 books.
Make sure to send mss. to the appropriate competition (MVP, Electronic Book Series, American Fiction) and to check deadlines and guidelines. We read general submissions in May and June.
Are you looking for a good read? Fiction or nonfiction, our books will tickle the imagination and tantalize the mind. Our mission is to discover and promote new, talented authors. You'll find their finest work here.
Please read and follow the submission requirements at http://www.Pen-L.com/Submissions.html. If you have a story that's compelling and well-written, we want to see it. If you have a book that helps people in some way, we want to see it. We're in the business of entertaining and informing. If you have a work that fits the bill and is ready for market, we want to talk to you.
Aquarius Press aims to develop, publish and promote talented writers typically underrepresented in the literary marketplace. Our Willow Books division specializes in the works of writers of color.
Please no erotica or gangster lit.
Blank Slate Press (now an imprint of Amphorae Publishing Group) was founded to discover, nurture, publish and promote emerging voices from the greater Saint Louis region and beyond. We look for mastery in storytelling, an obvious love of language, and a willingness to "pound the pavement" in order to make each book project a success. To learn more, please visit our submissions page.
Please review our submission guidelines & submit online only. We are small so please be patient. We don't publish poetry, religious fiction, or short story collections.
We believe that publishing speculative fiction isn’t just printing words on the page — it’s the act of weaving brand new worlds. We believe in great storytelling. We believe in challenging genre boundaries and engaging the fundamental human drive to tell stories that resonate emotionally. The way we do this is by partnering with great writers to craft and edit the best fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction stories possible. By creating beautiful, well designed paperbacks and ebooks. By growing their publicity. And by fostering a family of authors and editors excited to work with us.
Check our anthology guidelines for short fiction opportunities.
We Merge authors, editors, and everyone in between.
Query first. Know your audience and what other books are similar to yours. Also, keep it clean. We do not charge a reading fee, or charge to publish, however, different marketing and publishing opportunities may be presented. We do choose our authors, not everyone gets accepted, but we'd love to hear from new authors.