6 Small Presses Focus on Regional Fiction and Nonfiction

ManuscriptComputer-CindyFazziPicSmall presses can focus on niche markets, an advantage they have over big publishers. If your novel has a strong sense of place, check out these six publishers that specialize in regional titles. They welcome both agented and unagented submissions. (more…)

4 Small Presses in UK Welcome Unagented Submissions

If you’re seeking traditional publication but you don’t have literary representation, look into publishing companies across the pond. These four small presses don’t prohibit non-U.K. submissions on their websites, but if you live outside of the U.K., mention it in your query or submission. (more…)

5 Publishers that Accept Unagented Romance & Other Genre Novels

Fiction Sign-CindyFazziPicThere’s a reason genre fiction is called popular fiction. Those who love genre fiction, from thriller to romance to horror and fantasy, are among the most loyal and voracious readers. If you are a genre novelist without a literary agent, check out the following small presses that welcome unagented submissions. (more…)

Small Press: 2 Opportunities to Submit to Black Lawrence Press

Manuscript&Rock-CindyFazziBlack Lawrence Press is open to unsolicited and unagented submissions from June 1-30.  In July, the publisher will accept entries for the St. Lawrence Book Award for first poetry and short-story collections. (more…)

Small Presses: Opportunities for Unagented Writers

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“Hommage” by Leopoldo Maler, Hess Collection Winery’s Art Gallery, Napa Valley (photo by Cindy Fazzi).

Two small publishers are open to unagented and unsolicited submissions within the next few weeks. Tayen Lane Publishing is seeking short stories for two anthologies until the end of March, while Black Balloon Publishing will consider manuscripts in April. Both companies publish a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books. (more…)

Small Presses: 2 Oregon Publishers Accept Unagented Submissions

Manuscript&ComputerTwo Oregon-based publishers are open to unagented submissions. Forest Avenue Press is looking for literary fiction, while Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing welcomes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. (more…)

3 HarperCollins Digital Imprints Accept Unagented & Unsolicited Submissions

Manuscript-Fruits-CindyFazziPicThree digital imprints owned by HarperCollins, a Big Five publishing company, are seeking manuscripts for romance, mystery, suspense, thriller, and visionary or “transformational” fiction. If you have an unpublished manuscript in those genres, start the New Year right and prepare your work for submission. (more…)

Small Presses: 2 Publishers that Accept Unagented and Unsolicited Submissions

Start the New Year with an inspirational writing quote from William Wordsworth.

Start the new year with an inspirational writing quote from William Wordsworth.

Small and independent publishers offer an option for unpublished writers who don’t want to self-publish. Quirk Books and Köehler Books are among those that accept unagented and unsolicited submissions. (more…)

4 Reasons Why I Joined the Authors Guild and Why You Should Too

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“Seahorse” by Nina Fazzi.

I’ve heard of the Authors Guild for years, but I didn’t join it until earlier this year. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made as a writer. Let me tell you why. (more…)