After the success of our "Best Emerging Poets" series, our readers are asking for more! Our "America's Emerging Writers" series is an experimental project designed to match writers looking for new readers with readers looking for new writers.
For complete details on this series, please see our "Emerging Writers FAQ" page, here.
What type of writing are you looking for?
Almost anything! As stated above, this is a very experimental series; we refer to these books as "sampler platters," wherein readers can decide which writers they would like to read more of (and for some readers, which genres they want to read more of).
Some examples of fiction genres we are excited to consider: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror/Scary, Thriller, Mystery, Young Adult, Western, Literary Fiction, Realism, Suspense.
Some examples of nonfiction genres we are excited to consider: Creative/Narrative Nonfiction, Biography/Memoir (see condition below), Opinion Pieces (Philosophy, Politics--see condition below--Sociology, etc.), Inspirational Writing/Self-Help.
What type of writing are you not looking for?
For both our fiction and nonfiction publications, we will not accept any writing with an excess of profanity, violence, sexual content, or any writing that romanticizes/glorifies (to any extent) self-harm, suicide, or drug abuse. We will not publish erotic fiction or fanfiction. In nonfiction, we will not consider journalism, textbook material, or any other writing that is merely stating facts and does not utilize poetic forms of expression or argue an opinion. Nor are we looking for reviews (books, movies, video games, etc.).
We try to keep partisan politics out of our publications, in an effort to keep our publications enjoyable for people of all backgrounds and ideologies. Touching on current social, political, and economic issues is fine to a certain extent, but you should also submit non-political writing in case we deem the political statement to be too strong for our publication (e.g. specifically naming politicians, demonizing a political party or belief, etc.).
Other Important Submission Guidelines
-You may submit a maximum of five nonfiction writings and five fiction writings--attached in one document--for a total of ten writings. Be sure to attach all writings in the same document--don't fill out the submissions form multiple times.
-If selected, you will be notified via the email you list on your submission page, so make sure to double-check the box to make sure there are no typos (you'd be surprised how often we had to pull someone's work from a book due to an incorrect email.) Also, be sure to check the inbox (and junk folder, just in case) of your listed email account on a regular basis following your state's submission deadline. If we cannot get in touch with you regarding your submission, your writing will likely be withdrawn from the manuscript.
-Do not send us documents of over 40 pages in length.
-Do not send us any writing for which you do not have full rights to. If the writing has already been published by a third-party (such as an online blog, a literary journal, or a newspaper), then it is very likely that you do not maintain full rights on the work.
-Microsoft Word submissions are preferred. PDF and JPG are acceptible. We will not open submissions saved in any format we don't recognize.
-Author bios (50-word max) must be written in the third person.
-Be patient: Please do not email us to check on the status of your submission. If you received an automatic confirmation email after making your submission, you can rest assured that we received it. When the submissions have been chosen for each new book, we will notify the chosen authors via email.
We are always looking for new talent, so don't be shy. We'll be looking forward to your submission!
Click here to be directed to some of our previous poetry publications.
When you're ready, submit using the form below:
Are you having issues with your submission? See our Submission FAQ page.