Divertir Publishing is an independent publisher located in Salem, NH. Our goal is to provide interesting and entertaining books to our readers, as well as to offer new and exciting voices in the writing community the opportunity to publish their work. We seek to combine an understanding of traditional publishing with a unique understanding of the modern market to best serve both our authors and readers.
We use a combination of digital printing (print-on-demand) and distribution in electronic formats for the majority of our books. We understand that relying solely on digital printing and eBooks limits our access to some distribution channels (such as brick-and-mortar bookstores). We believe the cost savings resulting from the use of these technologies will allow us to publish in niche areas which are not currently served by many publishers – such as publishing short story collections. We limit the number of books published each year to guarantee that each book receives the individual attention required to create the highest quality product possible.
Divertir Publishing feels the most effective way to introduce up and coming authors to our readership is through the use of short stories. To this end, our strategy is to publish several short story collections each year, in addition to an online magazine that will be started at the end of 2014. Each collection will have a common theme, while the magazine will feature an assortment of stories.
Please note queries that do not follow our submissions guidelines, do not contain the correct information in the email subject, or are sent to the wrong email address will automatically be rejected.Authors can refer to our For Authors page for more information about what we are interested in and how we compensate authors.
Please send all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can address the email to Ken Tupper, the Publisher. We currently only accept queries electronically.
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Please virus scan all submissions before sending them. Receipt of material that contains computer viruses will result in the author’s submissions automatically being rejected and the author’s email address being blocked. If you are unable to virus scan your query, please include all requested material in the body of your email as plain text.
Fiction and nonfiction should be 60,000 to 80,000 words. Please note that, unless the author can demonstrate the length is warranted, we will not consider manuscripts of more than 100,000 words for publications. Authors may refer to the following blogs for our policies on word count.
We usually review queries within 3-6 weeks. All submissions will receive a response. If we are interested we’ll request the full manuscript; please do not send the full manuscript with the initial query. If you have not received a response to your query in three months, please feel free to inquire on the status.