As they say, spring is the time of new beginnings. It’s also the best time to submit your unpublished manuscripts. Three small publishers are open to unagented submissions for the next couple of months.
Ashland Creek Press: Various Genres
The team behind Ashland Creek Press describes the company as a “vegan-owned boutique publisher dedicated to publishing books with a world view.”
The publisher wants book-length manuscripts focusing on the environment, animal protection, and wildlife. “Above all, we’re looking for exceptional, well-written, engaging stories,” according to the Oregon-based publisher. It will accept unagented submissions through Submittable until June 1, 2018. Literary agents may submit via email.
New River Press: Literary, Memoirs, Collections
The New River Press was founded in 1968 to “provide a voice for new authors.” The Minnesota-based publisher is open to general submissions every April. Manuscripts must be sent via Submittable. The company publishes literary novels, short story and poetry collections, and memoirs.
Soft Skull Press: Literary Novellas
Soft Skull Press, based in New York City, is seeking literary novels under 50,000 words. The open reading period for fiction manuscripts lasts until April 30, 2018. You must send your finished work via Submittable. An open submission period for nonfiction is scheduled for October 2018.