Chapbooks and short story collections (up to 20,000 words)
We accept chapbooks and short story collections in any genre or category. We do not publish poetry collections, flash fiction or anything under 2,000 words. Our printer can not print our design files if they are less than 28 typeset pages.
Novellas (up to 40,000 words)
We accept novella-length manuscripts in any genre or category. We accept weird and experimental fiction, genre fiction, literary fiction and anything in-between. We welcome writers from all nationalities, backgrounds, faith and ethnicity.
Why do we publish novellas, chapbooks and short stories?
These formats are perfect for writers who don’t have extensive publishing credentials, particularly those who have not yet published a novel. Even established authors may want to try their hand at something new or outside their typical work, and small format books are great for them too.
Our role as a publisher is to advance the artist, and by publishing these manuscripts, instead of novel-length, we can allow the artist to save their ‘debut’ or series for a more established publisher. We see our role as kick-starters in your literary career.
We will ask you to fill out a form and include:
- The name of your protagonist, their goal, and the environment they are in
- A brief pitch of your story
- Your bio and contact information
Your manuscript must be complete and ready-to-go. Please do not submit if your work is incomplete.
If submitting a collection of short stories, please describe the protagonist in your first story.
Why do we want a form?
We are a small operation and we want to read through each submission quickly to get a sense of what your story is like. We have day jobs, and once we have your manuscript we like to move fast. The form will give us enough information about the world, setting, stakes and situation of your character. We will get a sense of the genre.
What happens next?
If we want to publish your story, we'll contact you for the full manuscript and start the editing process. It is important that we share a vision for the story including cover design and typesetting, and that we are the ideal publisher for the work.
How is work selected?
We select work that we enjoy reading. We have a wide range of interests, so please don't write for us - write the story you want to write.
We are both a publisher and bookseller, and it’s important to know that our model is different than other publishers.