Gibson House Press

Genres Published: 
Literary Fiction
Representative Authors: 
Courtney Yasmineh, Nancy Burke, Ian Morris, Peter Robertson, Esther Yin-ling Spodek, Junior Burke, Suzzy Roche, Franz Nicolay
Book Types: 
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Our books are distributed by PGW-Publishers Group West and available from all print and ebook wholesalers and retailers.

Editorial Focus

A traditional press based in the Chicago area, Gibson House Press publishes literary fiction. Writers are invited to submit complete full-length novel manuscripts (50-80,000-word range). Please provide a brief bio and include a synopsis of your novel in your cover letter. We’d love to hear how you heard about us. We especially love writers who are also musicians and music fans.

Tips From the Editor

Please submit your complete manuscript (50-80K words), bio, and cover letter here:

We prefer your manuscript in Word, doublespaced, one-inch margins, page numbers centered at bottom of page, "normal" formatting, single space after periods.

SUBMISSION PROCESS and TIMELINE: We have year-round open submissions. If we are interested in acquiring your novel to publish, you will hear from us in six to nine months.

Contact Information

Deborah Robertson, Editor and Publisher
Flossmoor, IL 60422
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Apr 23, 2021