Here is a list of some poetry submission opportunities with no fee required. Read the full article by Emily Harstone here.
I am SUPER excited to announce that the audiobook version of the dark fantasy anthology, BEYOND THE PALE, is now available. The voice actor did a phenomenal job bringing to life short stories from NY Times bestsellers.
>>> Best of all, I have some FREE promo codes for fantasy readers willing to give an honest review. Contact me if interested. Must live in the US or UK. Please indicate which applies.<<<
But don’t just take my word for it!
“Beyond the Pale features a stellar, diverse line-up, brimming with talent and imagination.”
-NY Times bestseller Jason Hough, author of The Darwin Elevator series
“Beyond the edge of fear and dread, shadows tell each other beautiful and frightening stories. Crack open this book and listen to the voices.”
-NY Times bestseller Richard Kadrey, author of Sandman Slim series
“Magic truly exists in Beyond the Pale. These tales are at times elegant, witty, romantic, frightening, exciting and always entertaining. Highly recommended.”
-NY Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry, author of Joe Ledger series and V-Wars
“Light a black candle and crack open this collection of short stories from writers who are more than mere wordsmiths. A thrill runs up my spine as I wonder, could these scribes be messengers from in-between worlds sent here to prepare us for our own crossings? The veil thins and the candle flickers. Fiction? I’m not so sure.”
-NY Times bestseller Frank Beddor, author of The Looking Glass Wars
You’re a writer the moment you write. But if you want to be a published author, one route is to obtain representation. That means researching which literary agent(s) seem like a good fit for your writing and sending them query letters. Literary agents are extremely helpful to a writing career because they can submit to publishers that are closed to unsolicited submissions, negotiate better contracts on your behalf, and some provide editorial guidance. The following post by Mary Kole can be read in full at Writer’s Digest.
By Emily Harstone
Young adult is one of my favorite genres to read, even though when I was a young adult I struggled to find good YA books. These days the young adult genre is profitable, diverse, and covers a wide variety of genres, from science fiction to romance and everything in between.
A lot of young adult publishers are open to submissions without an agent. Not as many as in the romance genre, but a great deal more than literary fiction (for example). Below is a list of all the publishers we have previously reviewed that are open to young adult manuscripts.
Some of these publishers exclusively publish young adult novels, others publish children’s books as well, while others are open to a wider variety of genres and age groups. Not all of the publishers are currently open to submissions, but the majority of them are. If you click on the name of the publisher it will link to our full review of them. All our full reviews contain links to the various publishers’ submission pages.
The list is in no particular order.
Page Street Publishing
Page Street Publishing is a publisher of YA and Children’s publisher. They have excellent distribution.
Blue Moon Publishers
Blue Moon is a boutique Canadian Publisher. They focus on publishing literary fiction and women’s fiction, as well as young adult and middle grade works. The stories they publish span various genres including contemporary, historical, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy.
Shadow Mountain is an imprint of Deseret Book. Both publishers are Mormon, but Deseret Book focuses more on producing faith-based content. Shadow Mountain publishes primarily fiction and they have published a number of New York Times bestselling books. Because the company is Mormon run, books have to be approved by in-house censors in order to be published. They are very firm about publishing “clean books only”. However the authors need not be Mormon.
Charlesbridge publishes high quality books for children and young adults with the goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners. They have good distribution.
Read the rest of the list.
Written by Emily Harstone
All of the publishers on this list publish children’s books. Some just publish picture books, some publish only middle-grade fiction, and some publish a wide variety of genres aimed at adults as well. Some are looking for educational work, others are open to anything. A number of these publishers are large and established. Others are small and just starting out.
Nobrow Press is a respected publisher of graphic novels and Flying Eye is their children’s book imprint. Flying Eye publishes both fiction and nonfiction picture books. Nobrow Press and Flying Eye are both different from what we normally review because they are looking for either an author/illustrator or an already formed author-illustrator pair with a book to pitch. They do seem to make exceptions, but for the most part they are not interested in matching illustrators with authors.
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin is a large independent Australian Press that is open to submissions on a wide range of topics. They have won a number of Australian publisher awards. They accept based on pitches, and have a system known as the “Friday Pitch” which ensures that at least one editor reviews each unsolicited pitch.
Sleeping Bear Press
Sleeping Bear Press is a well regarded publisher of board books, picture books, middle grade readers, and young adult fiction. They offer advances to some authors. They have good regional distribution in the Midwest and ok distribution in North America. Their books have won a wide variety of awards, all of them are listed here.
Gibbs Smith is an established publisher with good distribution and a focus on cook books, interior design and architecture books, and board books for children. They have published a number of bestsellers, including a board book version of Pride & Prejudice.
For the rest of this list, see https://www.authorspublish.com/55-childrens-book-publishers-seeking-submissions/
The lovely folks at the children’s bookstore, Sandcastle Tales (Del Mar, CA) put together a piratey video to promote their store and my books, especially CAP’N REX & HIS CLEVER CREW (Sterling Publishing). What a fun bunch of scalleywags they arrrrrrrgh!
Here’s the short video. Clearly, no actors’ jobs are in jeopardy from my performance.