Open Books Press

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Genres Published: 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Subgenres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, LGBTQ Voices, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional
Representative Authors: 
Kathleen Pooler, Bobbi Carducci, Robert L. Hunton, Matthew Marine, Joy Shayne Laughter
Book Types: 
Novel, Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5

Editorial Focus

Open Books Press is dedicated to publishing quality books. When they’re open for submissions, they accept adult nonfiction, and fiction for all ages (including some YA and children's). All authors with exceptional work will be given serious consideration.

Tips From the Editor

Please follow our submission guidelines as closely as possible to ensure your submission is complete. Verify that we’re currently accepting submissions by visiting our Query page, as we are only open to submissions for a limited amount of time once or twice per year. Email subscribers and social media followers will be notified when we have an open submissions period. Emailed submissions will not be reviewed.

Contact Information

Jennifer Geist, Publisher
4719 Holly Hills Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63116
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Feb 26, 2024

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