Gold Wake holds one Open Reading period per year, held in the spring, and open to full-length manuscripts in all genres. We do not charge a separate contest/submission fee---if you buy a Gold Wake book through Submittable, you get a free manuscript submission. This supports our writers, gets you a book, and is more ethical than charging a reading fee. We publish roughly 4-6 titles per year from the submissions we receive. If your book is selected, you can count on a positive, personal experience.