WHAT WE LOOK FOR
We publish high-quality literary fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and short-story anthologies. We consider submissions in all genres, including action-adventure, urban contemporary, biography, memoir, high-quality romance and women’s literature, children’s stories, young adult, satire, mystery, historical fiction, thrillers, humor, philosophy, and educational works.
Ensure your work is carefully edited for spelling, grammar, and syntax (reliable advice is available—please use it!). We are looking for timeless, engaging, fulfilling works that will be just as vibrant and satisfying years from now as they are today.
We are actively seeking works from black and minority writers. If you believe in your work, but aren't sure if it will meet our criteria, please submit it. Don’t be afraid to send us a good story that would benefit from the polishing skills of our editorial staff.
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WHAT WE OFFER
We are able to offer very competitive terms to our authors, including professionally-designed covers, editing, formatting, and distribution to online outlets as well as availability to any bricks-and-mortar bookstore through Ingram.
Our general publishing terms are to release within 12 to 18 months of signing a contract to publish, in both eBook and paperback formats. We offer our authors a graduated percentage of net proceeds (the more a book sells, the higher the percentage), paid annually, ten free copies of their published works, professional marketing assistance, and generous discounts on all books we publish.
We accept submissions throughout the year for our two annual anthologies, one of short stories and the other of poetry.
For the fastest response, all submissions should be submitted in one of the following forms:
.doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt
We accept manuscripts through our Submittable platform. We are unable to accept works that are published - including self-published - printed and bound books by mail.