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…)

2 Small Publishers Accept Unagented Submissions of Literary Fiction and Genres

manuscript on bucket-CindyFazziPicIf you have an unpublished manuscript, gear up for submission this fall. Black Balloon Publishing is open to unagented and unsolicited submissions of literary fiction and nonfiction in October, while Indigo Sea Press welcomes submissions of mainstream fiction and various genres throughout the year. (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: 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…)

Small Presses: Three Publishers Welcome Unagented Submissions

Manuscript&Plant-CindyFazziMost unpublished writers consider the two obvious publishing paths available—traditional publishing with the Big Five and self-publishing. They should also consider small presses as a viable third path. Harvard Square Editions, Salvo Press, and Split Lip Press are small publishing houses that accept unagented and unsolicited manuscripts. (more…)

A Top Literary Agent Shares Valuable Insights

"Jocund" (Artwork by Nina Fazzi)

“Jocund” by Nina Fazzi

I recently participated in an online discussion forum featuring a top literary agent, who shared her insights on a wide range of topics: from author’s platform to book contracts and more. (more…)