#Pit2Pub is approaching!!! Do you have your pitches tweaked??? July 15, 2015 is right around the corner. #Pit2Pub starts at 8AM and ends at 8PM (CST or CDT, which is Chicago time).
What is #Pit2Pub? A Twitter Pitch Party for writers to tweet a 140-character pitch for their completed manuscripts. Have several variations of your Twitter pitch available.
Below is the 'official' chart. Your pitch must include the hashtag #Pit2Pub, the Age Group (#YA, #MG, #A, etc.), and the Genre in the tweet. It's important to include the hashtag(s).
Age Groups Hashtags:
#PB = Picture Book
#C = Children's
#MG = Middle Grade
#YA = Young Adult
#NA = New Adult
#A = Adult
#WF = Woman’s Fiction
Anaiah Press: Our goal is to provide our authors with the close-knit, hands-on experience of working with a small press, while making sure they don't have to sacrifice quality editing, cover art, and marketing. Authors who sign with Anaiah Press can expect:
So who's watching the feed for Anaiah? Introducing Kara Leigh Miller, Laura Maisano and Abraham Kane. Laura and Abraham will be looking for YA and NA.
And here are the confirmed pubs
in alphabetical order ...
Apex Publications is a small press publisher dedicated to producing exemplary works of science fiction, horror, fantasy and non-fiction. Based out of Lexington, Kentucky, Apex Book Company is owned and operated by Jason B. Sizemore.
Our current catalog includes anthologies like the highly-acclaimed Dark Faith, novels and novellas like The Labyrinth of the Dead, non-fiction books like To Each Their Darkness and the ever-popular Apex Magazine.
The company offers readers the ability to buy directly from the publisher or indirectly through other channels including Amazon.com, DriveThruFiction.com and BarnesAndNoble.com. In addition, most titles are available both digitally and as a print copy.
So who's watching the feed for Apex Publications? That would be Jason B. Sizemore!
Clean Reads (formerly Astraea Press) is proud to offer wholesome reading without compromise. We don’t believe a story has to have profanity, sex, or graphic violence to catch a reader’s attention. Our stories – rich and vibrant with life – leap from the page, welcoming readers to a world they’ll remember long after the last words are read. Life doesn’t exist in a single nuance, and neither do we. Clean Reads is excited to celebrate authors and readers of every genre.
We offer clean books for all categories of fiction, including a number of stories that break traditional boundaries and mix genres in exciting new ways. Look to us for all genres and subgenres of romance, but also look beyond to our young adult, general fiction, inspirational, middle grade and more. Whether you have a voracious appetite for books or are always searching for the perfect title to add to your collection, turn to Clean Reads for the highest quality, most intriguing stories available today.
We offer new releases every week from industry leading talent in every genre, with Clean Reads authors earning chart-topping sales and accolades from professional book reviewers and readers alike. Additionally, for our readers’ convenience all of our titles are available where ever ebooks are sold. Our print books can be found on Amazon.
So who's watching the feed for Clean Reads? That would be Stephanie Taylor and Mary Duke! They will be looking for any genre of fiction that fits our submission guidelines with a special interest in regency historical romance, urban fantasy, western and contemporaries.
Beachwalk Press, Inc. is an electronic romance publisher. It is our goal to provide readers top quality romance ebooks in a variety of subgenres at competitive prices. All of our books do have a rating of "sensual" or higher.
Beachwalk Press is accepting submissions of all subgenres of romance. We are only accepting works with a rating of "sensual" or higher. Submissions must be no less than 15,000 words and no more than 75,000 words. We are not accepting "sweet" romances or young adult romances.
Who is monitoring the feed for Beachwalk Press? The fantabulous Pamela Tyner is, that's who!
Once in a Blue Moon, a story comes along that captures hearts and imaginations, and we shine a light on these new voices. Blue Moon Publishers is a boutique publishing house in Toronto, committed to publishing literary writing that inspires, encourages, and has a profound impact on the lives of readers. We are very proud of our books and emphasize the marketing of our titles. We choose titles carefully and work with a select number of authors each year to create and produce books of noteworthy literary quality. Our authors are part of our literary family, and our dedicated editorial and publicity team works closely with them every step of the way. We look forward to discovering new voices and sharing them with readers around the world!
So who's watching the feed for Blue Moon? I'll keep you guessing, but rest assured there will be a Team from BlueMoon looking!!!
Bookfish Books: BookFish Books is a publisher of quality young adult, new adult, and middle grade fiction. Our team works alongside our authors to create the best possible work, novels our authors and our house can stand behind proudly.
We are looking for middle grade, young adult, and new adult novels in all subgenres. Both published or unpublished, agented or unagented authors are welcome to submit.
So who's watching the feed for Book Fish?
Our submission guidelines are as follows: Please follow our submission guidelines closely. These steps are in place to ensure your work is received and read by our editors.
Email query + a brief synopsis (about 2 pages) + the first three chapters of your manuscript as a Word .doc attachment to email@example.com.
We prefer Times New Roman or Arial 12-pt font, double spaced.
Please put "Query" and the title of your work in the subject line (example: Query--Darkness Abounds).
Your Word documents should be saved as follows (failure to do so may mean your submission does not get accurately uploaded to our editors):
Synopsis: Title_Your Name_Synopsis
Chapters: Title_Your Name_Chapters 1-3
We only accept complete manuscripts. Please do not query us with partial manuscripts or proposals.
There is no need to address the submission to a specific editor as all queries are read by each member of our team. Decisions will be made as a group. Please allow up to four weeks for a response. We do respond to every query.
Carina Press is a digital-first imprint from Harlequin. A natural extension to the Harlequin business; Carina Press builds on our digital strength and gives us greater flexibility in the type of editorial we acquire from authors and offer to readers. We connect authors with a great story to tell, with readers who will love to read it.
At Carina Press you’ll find weekly releases of ebooks from talented authors in a wide variety of genres, with new releases added every Monday. Find them on our homepage, or see our weekly release schedule on our New Releases page.
Whether you like to read contemporary romance, steampunk, erotic romance, gay/lesbian fiction, mystery, science-fiction, fantasy, or any number of other fiction genres – you’ll find something to love at Carina Press.
Clean Teen Publishing: At Clean Teen Publishing, we believe our authors, who create new and amazing literary worlds, deserve to receive a large share of the profits that their art creates. We also believe that our authors deserve the support of quality editing, breathtaking covers, and the power of a strong marketing presence behind them. As authors ourselves, we know that your writing comes from your heart and, in a sense, is a part of you. We will carefully protect that part of you and work hard to keep your creative vision alive.Clean Teen Publishing is currently looking for well-written YA (young adult) or NA (new adult) fiction novels that are between 50,000 and 110,000 words. While we accept stand-alone books, our ideal submission would be the first two books in a series or a novel and a novella that is a prequel to the novel. We are looking for something unique and breathtaking. We are seeking authors who are 18 or older and ready to work hard to build their author brand and to actively market their books along side us.
Submission guidelines for Clean Teen Publishing can be found here.
So who's watching the feed for Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publsihing?
Crimson Tree Publishing is currently looking for well-written fiction novels that are between 50,000 and 100,000 words. While we accept stand-alone books, our ideal submission would be the first two books in a series or a novel and a novella that is a prequel to the novel. We are looking for something unique and breathtaking. We are open to many genres, but prefer Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, Realistic Fiction, Light Science Fiction, Light Fantasy, Historical Romance, Steampunk, Suspense and Mystery. Please note that while this is our adult imprint of Clean Teen Publishing, we still prefer manuscripts that are not heavy on sexual content, violence or language. We are seeking authors who are ready to work hard to build their author brand and to actively market their books along side us.
Submission guidelines for Crimson Tree Publishing can be found here.
Curiosity Quills Press is a publisher of hard-hitting dark sci-fi, speculative fiction, and paranormal works aimed at adults, young adults, and new adults.
We provide our authors with a full-service publishing experience, marketing support, and technical know-how, while ensuring that these literary marauders are truly the cream of the crop through a highly selective acquisition process.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
Dingbat Publishing: We want stories that are different, fresh, original, timeless. Story quality is far more important than genre or length. Is it well written? Is it a story that gets us excited? Can we believe in these characters and want to see them through to their journey's end?
If you've written a story that doesn't fit easily into a typical genre subdivision — such as a paramilitary psychological mystery, or an inspirational young adult comedy thriller, or a mainstream romance with comedic elements — then your story might be what we're looking for.
So who's watching the feed for Dingbat Publsihing? That would be the fantastic Gunnar Grey!!!
Entangled Publishing: Founded by industry-savvy women, Entangled Publishing’s bold new business model combines powerhouse distribution with the agility of indie publishing, utilizing innovative digital strategies to connect with readers around the world.
Our revolutionary approach to publishing has led to phenomenal growth and success. The company opened for submissions in February 2011. Our first print titles released in August 2011, and we launched our first category romance imprint six months later. We now have 11 imprints serving the teen and adult romance marketplace, have signed over 600 authors, and release 35-50 books each month, selling an average 70,000 total copies every week.
To date, we have 36 USA TODAY and 14 New York Times bestsellers. Entangled was also the first small press to crack the New York Times Bestselling Children’s Series list, debuting at #4.
So who's watching the feed for Entangled? That would be the wonderful Heather Howland!!!
Etopia Press is a premier digital-first publisher of erotic and traditional romance. Since 2010, we’ve published over 300 titles, with four to ten titles releasing monthly. Our titles consistently enjoy great reviews on Amazon and elsewhere, thanks to our terrific team of professional, highly‐trained editors, copyeditors, production staff, and of course, our amazing authors!
We publish the very best romance under six imprints, with a preference for:
• erotic romance in all subgenres, particularly paranormal featuring shapeshifters, contemporary ménage, and BDSM
• mainstream “steamy” romance in the paranormal, historical, and suspense subgenres
• urban fantasy with romantic elements and thrillers with romantic elements
So who's watching the feed for Etopia Press?
Evernight Publishing and Evernight Teen are looking for new and established authors to join Evernight.
We are not a vanity publisher. You never pay to have your book published with us. Upon final acceptance, your book will be edited, assigned an ISBN, and one of our cover artists will create an eye-catching cover. It will be available for sale through our site and also sold at many distributors.
Books that meet word count and sales requirements, either alone or in an anthology, will also be considered for POD publication through our Print Store.
Authors earn 45% gross royalties from sales off our website and 45% net royalties from our distributors. Anthology authors earn 50% gross royalties from sales off our website and 50% net royalties from our distributors.We are currently accepting completed manuscripts of 8,000 to 100,000 words in all sub-genres of romance and erotic romance, as well as some urban fantasy.
Regular Submissions 15,000 words to 100,000 words
Romance on the Go 8,000 to 14,000 words
Naughty Fairy Tales 15,000 to 35,000 words
Planet Alpha 25,000 to 50, 000
Anthologies 5,000 to 10,000 words
Your book should be thoroughly edited before submitting. No head-hopping. We want to see books that have well developed plots, strong conflicts, memorable characters and dialogue.
NO pedophilia, bestiality, incest, infidelity, rape as titillation, necrophilia, underage sex, or depraved acts. No books from a series started elsewhere or previously published books (Evernight will consider previously published work from in-house authors only). We are not currently seeking any sweet romance. Authors must be over 18 years of age to submit their work.
NOTE: Free Reads submissions are for in-house authors only. The book can be part of an existing Evernight series or a stand-alone title. Free Reads will be available through Evernight and other distributors.
5K - 30K
Send a query, blurb, and full manuscript.
All sub-genres of romance need to have a HEA or HFN ending.
Formatting: WORD Document
1 inch margins
12 pt. Times New Roman Font
To Submit:Send a query letter with your name, pen name (if applicable), working title, word count, genre and any previous writing credits to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please add "SUBMISSION" to the subject field.
Attach a one page synopsis and the complete manuscript in a Word document.
We no longer accept Simultaneous Submissions
We will make a decision on your submission within two to five weeks. If you have not received a response after five weeks, please contact us.
Evernight publishes smart and sexy erotic romance. #NA #R
So who's watching the feed for Evernight Publishing? That would be the great and powerful, Sandra Pesso.
Evernight Teen publishes gritty teen fiction for today's young adult. #YA. For submission guidelines, see Evernight Publishing.
Who's watching the feed for Evernight Teen? That would be the great and powerful, Sandra Pesso.
Fantasy Works Publishing: We are a fantasy publishing company offering full service (absolutely no fees) to our authors and excellent, well edited, high quality books for our readers. When we say that we accept series, we mean the entire series at one time. Reason being, our wish is to relieve the author of the burden associated with completing book two. By that, I mean the burdensome task of shopping book two around to yet another publisher before beginning book three. It’s a nasty little cycle we aim to eradicate.
We also understand this goes against the grain of traditional publishing. Who cares. They only want to test the waters with new authors, and if immediate success isn’t found, then toss you to the curb and move on to the next author. The thing is, with any new author, success is rarely found in the first book. Usually, it is the author’s productivity, relentless marketing and proven quality of work that leads to sustained success.
Submissions: Please attach the first three chapters in .doc, .docx, .odt, or .txt formats (include prologue if applicable), a synopsis and word count for your novel (the first novel in your series if applicable), a brief synopsis of your series and approximate number of books planned (if applicable), and finally, please include a little bit about yourself, including any author social media links you might have.
Age Groups: #YA, #NA, #A
So who's watching the feed for Fantasy Works Publishing? That would be the AWESOME Jen Leigh and Justine Manzano.
Fey Publishing: We bring new talent to light.
Our mission is to produce quality books that are a bit different from the mainstream. We push boundries aside and aim for something unique, unexpected and completely unforgettable.
Dark Fey contains our collection of books of a darker nature. These fall under the horror, dark science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction genres.
Classic Fey encompasses a different range and style of books fron heart-warming stories to non-traditional romance.
Their submission guidelines can be found here.
So who's watching the feed for Fey Publishing? That would be the fantabulous Kristen Duvall!!!
Kristen Duvall, Owner
Henry Press: Henry Press is a tiny publishing company from Manchester, UK. We publish books, prints, zines and maps. We also offer a straightforward printing service for publications, prints and publicity material. Let us know what we can do for you.
So who's watching the feed for Henry Press? That would be the talented Art Molinares!!!
Established in 1974, Kensington, America's independent publisher, located in New York City, is the foremost independent publishing house in the United States publishing in hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market. We publish over 500 books annually in both fiction and non-fiction. Kensington has sweeping and diverse imprints, including Kensington, Citadel Press, Dafina Books, Zebra Books, Pinnacle Books, Brava, Aphrodisia, K-Teen and our digital imprints eKensington and the newly acquired Lyrical Press. These imprints are well-known for popular women's fiction, African-American titles, multicultural young adult fiction, nonfiction, as well as true crime, Western, and mystery titles. Kensington continues to be the foremost American publisher of romance novels.
So who's watching the feed for Kensington Publishing? We're honored to have a team of editors!!!
Limitless Publishing is Hawaii based, family owned company that was founded in 2012 by Jennifer O’Neill and Jessica Gunhammer.
We currently have over 100+ authors and publish approximately 250+ titles annually. We don’t just select books we select authors, and we select them carefully. Our authors all support one another, promote, and mentor each other. We are one big happy family!
Our team includes several USA Today bestselling authors and we also have a few Limitless books hitting the big and small screen in the upcoming years!
So who's watching the feed for Limitless Publishing? With the time zone difference the feed will be split amoung their Team Limitless!!!
Pandamoon Publishing: Pandamoon Publishing is an independent publishing house in Austin Texas. We are a royalty-paying, non-subsidy publisher who believes the relationship between the author and the publisher is paramount to success. We are different in that our management team has decades of invaluable experience in publishing and other technology and consumer industries and we bring the best practices of each to the publishing realm.
I am a successful serial entrepreneur and this is my third startup. My first company was an advertising agency which focused on traditional advertising, market research, and an interactive division that was responsible for delivering content to customers in new and exciting ways. After 12 years, I sold that company and started a global management consultancy practice which provided companies with operational, procedural, publishing, and marketing solutions. I sold my interest in that firm last year and have been focused on creating Pandamoon since then.
Pandamoon is a unique opportunity that utilizes all of my skill sets at once, as well as my love of technology, publishing, marketing, and lifelong learning. I have spent the last year building a team of extremely experienced and talented editorial, production, and publicity people who share my passion for building strong relationships with our authors. Everyone here has been quick to learn the value of and adopt my processes that are so efficient that we can reduce production time and return a much higher royalty rate to our authors. Bottom line, I know that our success is totally dependent upon the level of customer service, support, and response that we provide our readers and authors.
So who's watching the feed for Pandamoon Publishing? Again this will be a team effort by editors!!!
REUTS Publications: All fiction in the YA and NA age range.
WHO ARE WE? Simply put: we’re authors, lovers of the written word. Whether we started as readers, editors, designers or television personalities, our driving passion is the creation and growth of incredible stories. Collectively, our team has over a dozen years of experience in all aspects of the industry–from the traditional query, agent, publisher pathway . . . to the wild and fast-moving world of advertising . . . to the complex and delicate workings of bottom-line driven marketing. We use these valuable skills to magnify the talents of our authors and showcase their works to the fullest degree.
REUTS is an boutique YA/NA publisher that offers an unconventional, yet advantageous and author-friendly approach to traditional publishing.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? It means we offer our authors the enhanced creative control usually associated with self-publishing, while also providing the expert level of support one might expect from a professional publishing house. Essentially, we’ve combined the best of both worlds while leaving behind the undesirable or inconvenient parts of either.
So who's watching the feed for REUTS? So many great peeps that I can't begin to list them all here!!
River Ram Press are, first and foremost, a publishing boutique that aims to inspire both writers and readers. To join the River Ram Press community is to engage with an enthusiastic team of publishers, editors, and authors who strive to excite through the written word and the fandoms that coincide. We at River Ram Press invite you to partake in the conversations that surround young adult and new adult literature. Articles, reviews, and creative fiction that will inspire you as a writer and capture you as a reader can be found on the official RRP Blog.
If you write, take a further look into our many publishing outlets: have your novel published by River Ram Press, enter a short prose to be in 1st Volume of The Ram Boutique, become a staff blogger, or work on your writing one-on-one with our experienced and personable editorial team through River Ram Purple Pen.
River Ram Press is a cross border, author-focused, boutique publisher of new adult literary fiction. Our optimistic authors are engaging storytellers with unique voices who reject the traditional frameworks of genre and inspire in their readers a love of stories.
River Ram Press was conceived with the desire to create a delicate boutique in a world of corporate publishing. Our dedicated team aims to work with authors to ensure that they find themselves in a comfortable, supportive environment. Our guidance will help them turn their young adult and new adult manuscripts into assets that will define their careers as writers.
If you are a writer with a strong voice for your genre and a natural flare for storytelling, do not hesitate to start a conversation with the RRP team. From science fiction and dystopian to thrillers and romance, as long as you aim to engage our market, we would love to hear from you!
We stand by our authors every step of the way as we nurture their novels into a finalized piece of fiction that will be sure to entice readers.
How to submit to River Ram: Please send the first three chapters, double lined spaced as a word document as well as a complete summary of the novel, and your author biography.
Samhain Publishing launched in 2005 with a vision of bringing extraordinary fiction to compulsive readers (who sometimes can't wait for a book to actually be printed), Samhain Publishing is an international publisher of ebook and traditional print fiction, proud to partner more than 600 authors of romance and horror fiction. With five to seven new releases each week, our store now includes more than 2200 titles. We invite you to search our shelves!
What Samhain is looking for:
1) Historicals in unusual settings/time periods
2) LGBT of all flavors, i.e. historical, NA, contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, science fiction
3) Movie star/rock star/sports star heroes (or similar "teenage fantasy boyfriend" types.
4) Multicultural/diverse books.
5) Romantic Suspense.
6) Historical Mysteries with a slow-burning romance.
7) Gritty medieval m/m, with no paranormal elements.
8) Sexy cowboys
9) Small-town romances
11) Science Fiction
13) Historicals in the more popular time periods, i.e. Regency, Victorian, Edwardian
14) Alternate history romances
16) Angsty New Adult
17) BDSM, especially femdom and fetishism
18) Alternative lifestyle stories, such as triads and polyamorous
19) Medical science fiction romance, a la Outbreak
20) Trans*, gender fluid, etc. characters
So who's watching the feed for Samhain? Tera Cuskaden will be monitoring the #Pit2Pub feed!!! follow our submission guidelines here and use this email address here.
Solstice Publishing and Summer Solstice Publishing is looking for Fiction, Romance, Mystery. All sub-genres are accepted. Desired genres: Action Adventure, Suspense/thriller, westerns. All word length accepted.
#YA Gay Teen, Historical, Sci-Fi, Realistic Life, any well written #YA novel.
#Romance Gothic, Historical, Military, LGBT, Paranormal, Sweet, Futuristic, any well written
#Erotica well written erotica
#Westerns series or stand alone, historical or contemporary, we accept all well written westerns
#NA all well written novels for 18 - 25 year old readers
So who's watching the feed for Solstice and Summer Solstice? This would be the brilliant KC Sprayberry!!!
Solstice Shadows is an imprint of Solstice Publishing. We publish supernatural, paranormal, horror, Scifi, Steampunk, and everything in between. We are in the process of expanding Shadows to include Solstice Universe where all of our SciFi books will have their own home. Solstice Publishing has been in publishing for eight years for both E-Books and paperback. Although a small press, we have signed some very talented bestselling authors!
Solstice Shadows accepts the following categories:
#SS (Short story)
* All manuscripts are considered if they include the necessary paranormal/supernatural #SFF elements.
We accept the following categories for audiences:
Who's watching the feed for Solstice Shadows? The great and powerful Mel Massey will be monitoring the feed for #Pit2Pub from @solsticeshadows
You can connect with her there or @melmmassey
Soul Mate Publishing welcomes you to romance, where two become one. We offer high-quality romantic fiction for readers around the world. Our novels, written by only the finest authors, will be available both electronically and in paperback.
Whether you enjoy traditional romance or are searching for stories that push the limits, you'll find what you're looking for. We are NOT the same old thing!
If you are a budding author who needs a publisher to seriously look at your work, just follow the instructions under the Submissions link at the top of this page. We WILL look over your materials and provide a personal response.
We are actively seeking authors who can tell an exciting story and aren’t afraid to venture into new territory. We encourage novels that are original and blur the genre lines. Soul Mate Publishing is a royalty-paying publisher currently accepting submissions for the following Romance Genres: Action/Adventure, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Erotica, Fantasy, Historical, Inspirational, New Adult, Novellas, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Futuristic, Suspense/Thriller, Time Travel, Urban Fantasy, Women’s Fiction, Young adult
Remember, blending of genres is allowed and encouraged. Varying levels of sensuality are welcome, however all stories should have an upbeat ending. (NO depraved or illegal acts, bestiality, or pedophilia.)
How to submit:
We use standard formatting as follows:
Length: 50,000 – 90,000 words for novels (e-pub & print)
Who's watching the feed for Soul Mate Publishing?