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Dark Edge Press

  Full details  CONTACT US WE ARE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!   We accept un-agented manuscripts in the following genres: Psychological, Crime, Legal, Medical, Techno, and Hard-boiled Action-packed Thrillers. Procedurals, Chillers, Grip-lit, and Domestic noir. Contemporary, Historical, Romance, Up-lit, and Literary fiction.   We are particularly interested in receiving submissions from authors who identify as (dis)abled, BAME, and/or LGBTQIAP+, especially if your title features a character who exhibits these qualities.   Send your synopsis and full-length novel as separate attachments along with a short author bio in the body of your email to the address below.   Dark Edge Press is a dynamic digital first publisher. Our staff have over ten years experience in the trade. We work with some of the most diverse, enthusiastic, highly qualified individuals in the publishing industry. We offer our authors a uniquely individualised service with an above industry standa

Children's Book Association

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 Full details  uppy Dogs & Ice Cream Books, one of the largest book publishers in the country, has just opened up submissions for new children's books. If you're an author don't know who Puppy Dogs & Ice Cream is yet, you will soon. By selling close to 2 million books last year, PDIC has emerged as the fastest growing book publisher in the country. Their "direct to consumer" approach helped make them the 6 largest, just behind well known names like Penguin and Scholastic. And they did it all without Amazon.com... They are unlike any other "big publisher" and don't operate with a "pay to play" model like some of the self-publisher companies. They seek out new unpublished works, publish everything themselves, and strategize the books' release and sales plan. And surprisingly, they pay the industry's highest royalties to their book owners.  There is a "catch" though... They don't just select any book. The books P

Aitken Alexander Associates

  Full details  As an agency, we welcome voices of all backgrounds and also encourage submissions from writers who do not have an existing connection to the publishing industry. We have an extremely strong track record in discovering new talent and nothing makes us happier than doing so. In the past two years, work by Natasha Brown, Cherie Jones and Ailsa McFarlane were first discovered in our submissions inbox and successfully sold to publishers in the UK, the US and in translation.   However, please only submit work that you feel is ready and of publishable standard. We have included some guidelines and tips below in an effort to make the process easily accessible and transparent. Please submit work to the general submissions email: submissions@aitkenalexander.co.uk, marking the subject line of your email for the attention of one of our literary agents. Our agents’ profiles can be found on our website , and we recommend reading them carefully befo

Hobart Books

 Full details  Our story Hobart Books was founded in December 2020 by two old friends, David Roy and Adam Gardner. David had been writing books for 26 years without a publishing deal. Adam had been working in commercial publishing companies for almost 20 years. What neither of them understand is why it took them so long to realise they could help each other. In late 2020 the penny dropped and Hobart was born – an independent press aimed at publishing quality books from authors who typically had not been signed up by a commercial publisher. ​ Hobart publishes adult fiction across all genres that is accessible, fast paced and topical, with a focus on crime, espionage and military thrillers. Our aim is to offer traditional publishing services to independent authors on untraditionally agreeable terms. ​ We will publish quality manuscripts that commercial publishers would not, and pledge to pay royalties that are fair and representative of the work involved in writing and pub

The Dread Machine

  Full details  Overview The Dread Machine publishes futuristic dark fiction, speculative fiction, cyberpunk, slipstream, and science fiction. We do not accept religious fiction, fetish horror, or erotica. All submissions must be in English. We will accept previously published submissions, but not those that are available to the public online.  If your story already appears online for free, publishing it would negatively impact both our SEO and that of the other publisher. We will accept previously published stories that are available online only if  those stories are hidden behind a paywall. We do accept simultaneous submissions. If someone else snatches your submission up before we do, we’d appreciate it if you let us know so we can remove it from our queue. We accept multiple submissions. You may send us up to three stories simultaneously. Remove all personal identifying information from your file before uploading.  Put identify

Yes Yes Books

  Full details  YesYes Books has been publishing provocative collections of poetry, fiction, and experimental art since 2011. We look for work that acknowledges and celebrates our passionate, complex, and boundless natures.   In recent years, YYB titles have received national awards including the Lambda Award for Gay Poetry, The American Book Award, Kate Tufts Discovery Award, Milt Kessler Award, Eric Hoffer Award, John C. Zacharis Award, and Devil’s Kitchen Reading Prize. Our titles have also been included in numerous finalist standings and best book lists such as the Lamba Award for Transgender Poetry, Believer Book Award, Balcones Poetry Prize, Norma Farber First Book Award, CLMP Firecracker Award, Julie Suk Award, Publisher's Weekly Best Debuts of the Year, Boston Globe Best Poetry Books of the Year. ​ With books that are as beautiful to hold as they are to read, YesYes Books engages an international community of writers, artists, and readers.  

Exisle Publishing

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  Full details  It Began with Just One Book… Founder & CEO Gareth St John Thomas Exisle Publishing’s CEO and Publisher Gareth St John Thomas got his start in the industry at the age of 11, stacking warehouse shelves for his father’s Devon based publishing house, David & Charles. After spending time as a sales rep traveling to the far flung corners of the United Kingdom, Gareth was soon running the company side by side with his father, David. Thirty years ago David & Charles was sold, and Gareth moved from England to New Zealand. In 1991, he started Exisle Publishing. The goal wasn’t to build a huge business. Instead, Gareth wanted to shine a light on local characters, artists and writers, and bring books into the world which would never otherwise have existed. But the market had other ideas… The first book Exisle ever published. Almost 30 years on, and it’s still in print Exisle books started to get noticed. Local stores couldn’t keep them in st

2021 ESSAY CONTESTS

  Full details  $2000, $750 and $250 Prizes This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation (khref.org) is offering prizes of $2000, $750 and $250 to high school students in the U.S. and abroad judged to have written the best answers to the following question: QUESTION Does the distribution of income and wealth in your country and/or between countries violate human rights and if so what can and should be done about it? CRITERIA 1. There are two contests: one for high school students in the U.S. and one for high school students who are citizens and residents of other countries. 2. Essays are due on or before December 10, 2021 (Human Rights Day). 3. Essays should be approximately 2500 words in length and be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: kemperhumanrights@gmail.com or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. 4. Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to whic

national Poetry Competition

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 Full details  The judges this year are Fiona Benson , David Constantine and Rachel Long , and they are looking forward to reading your submissions. The Poetry Society are commissioning brand new writing resources from previous winners and judges of the competition to get you in the National Poetry Competition mood. These will be posted on The Poetry Society’s website throughout the duration of the competition – look out for mentions of them on social media and in e-bulletins. Please familiarise yourself with the rules of entry before submitting your poems. If you have any questions about the entry process, check the FAQs page to see if the answer is there. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, please get in touch via the dedicated National Poetry Competition email address: support@poetrysociety.org.uk During these unpredictable times, it is strongly encouraged that you submit your poems via the National Poetry Competition website. If you are unable to do so fo

The Lamp Theatre

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  Full details  CURRENTLY SEEKING SCRIPT S IN ALL GENRES As the nation approaches normality again after an exceedingly tough year for the arts we want to draw submissions for inclusion in our autumnal and spring programme 2022 We would like to see work in three categories : Full-Length Plays One-Act Plays Sketches for Variety Shows Submit original work digitally for review and feedback Particularly welcome are pieces by unpublished and unrepresented playwrights and writers We strive constantly to reach the highest standards of collaboration and cooperation The Show Must Go On  

Chiasmus Short Story Competitions

 Full details  introduction Following on from the success of our #FlashFiction101 competition we have been planning a follow up competition and supporting journal to further promote the work of our entrants as well as the work of our company. The quarterly  journal, CHIASMUS  will be edited by Dr Charley Barnes (Creative Associate) and Ben Humphrey (Artistic Director) and will feature three winning entries from the Chiasmus Competition as well as articles, features and other creative work and news in an attractive and professionally printed journal.  ​ CHIASMUS COMPETITION We're looking for your stories and will soon be welcoming entries to our Chiasmus Short Story Competition for our September edition. Each story must be 1001 words exactly. No more, no less! Entries will be judged by the editors and featured in the print journal.  ​ Entry to the  competition  will be £3.50 per story and entrants will receive a discount on pre-ordered copies of Chiasmus . ​

Guilty Crime Stories

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 Full details Guilty publishes crime fiction.  It is  strongly  suggested that you read an issue of the magazine to get a solid feel for what we are looking for. Crime fiction covers a wide range of potential topics, and we are interested in your take on it, there  are some things we will not consider: Cozies. Police procedurals. Anything with a speculative element. Anything that glories in violence for the sake of violence, particularly against women, children, minorities, or animals. Violence can be an element of many types of crime stories, but it must be an  integral part   of the story. Detective stories will be a hard sell, not because we don't like them, but because they are not typically crime stories, per se, but have more in common with the police procedural than with other types of crime story. We really are looking for stories from a criminal's perspective. Serial killers are also a hard sell, unless your take on them is truly unique. It shouldn't need

The Phare

  Full details  Before submitting, please read an issue of The Phare so you're aware of the type of work we publish. ​ ​ For our Autumn issue we are inviting submissions on the theme of COAST . ​ ​ Be kind to us. A sensible font, 12 point. Double-spaced for fiction and creative non-fiction, single-spaced for poetry.  ​ ​ Short fiction/creative non-fiction format: please do not indent new paras or dialogue - just add appropriate line breaks.    In the subject box, please say whether it's  short fiction, creative non-fiction or poetry and the title of the piece e.g. ‘Short Fiction – My Phare Lady’   In the body of the email please include a third person author’s bio of no more than 75 words with any social media or personal website links   Short Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction   – max 2000 words. Poetry (up to four poems)   – max 40 lines​   Please send no more than one piece of short fiction (up to 2000