SUBMISSIONS of UNPUBLISHED & PUBLISHED SUMMER 2018

Each category will have specific, and in the case of out-of-print books, extensive guidelines, so be sure to look at those. These are general guidelines only.

CALL FOR UNPUBLISHED BOOK MANUSCRIPTS

The open reading period for unpublished manuscripts will run June 1 - June 30, 2018.

WTAW Press publishes award-winning, full-length books of prose (novels,  memoirs, creative nonfiction, collections of stories and essays, etc.).  We welcome submissions from writers unpublished, extensively published, and in between. 

We do not publish how-to or self-help books, reference texts, translations, young adult or children's literature. At this time we are not publishing poetry.

We will accept work only through our submission manager. There is a $28 fee. WTAW Press is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Fees support WTAW Press’s commitment to producing quality literary works, supporting authors, and doing all we can to bring our books to the attention of the readers they deserve.

Submissions will be read anonymously. Check that you have not  included your name anywhere on your submission file. Manuscripts containing identifying information will not be read and will be automatically disqualified.

​Although the manuscript in its entirety must be previously unpublished, individual portions that have appeared in other publications should be credited as such. We prefer that the largest part of a manuscript is unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are invited, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Writers may submit more than one manuscript with a separate reading fee accompanying each manuscript.

​Submit your full book-length manuscript as a .doc or. docx file in standard manuscript format (12-point standard font, double spaced, at least 1 inch margins) with numbered pages. 

Include a cover letter on the submission manager in the field where requested with:

  • Your contact information (address, phone, email)
  • The work’s title and total word count
  • List of credits for any previously published portions
  •  Indication if the manuscript is submitted simultaneously
  •  A brief biography
  • Where you heard about the call for submissions
     

CALL FOR SECOND EDITION BOOK MANUSCRIPTS

We will read submission materials from July 1 - 30, 2018

We  are seeking exceptional previously published full-length books of prose from authors whose culturally valuable works have gone out of print and who retain the copyright  to the work. Second editions will involve changes and revisions, so  please don’t send your materials if you are looking only to have your  book reprinted.

Because we will rely on the publicity and promotional efforts of the authors as an integral part of publishing these books, authors are expected to provide substantive evidence that they are able and willing to do so. To submit a book for consideration, please prepare to submit supporting information that addresses marketing and to provide details on exactly what you will do to sell your book. We ask for a statement from you about why a second edition of your book is warranted. 

All materials must be submitted in .doc or .docx format. 

Books should fit our catalogue (genres we publish). If you have self-published the work in any way or in any format, we won’t be able to consider it.

We will accept work only through our submission manager here. There is a $28 fee. WTAW Press is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Fees support WTAW Press’s commitment to producing quality literary works, supporting authors, and doing all we can to bring our books to  the attention of the readers they deserve. 

​As with any submission to WTAW Press, editorial relationships begin with acceptance of manuscripts, not before, and the editorial process will be an active one. WTAW Press is committed to publishing the best work we can find and we look forward to reading your manuscripts.

July 1 - 30, 2018 open reading period of out-of-print books of prose

We are seeking exceptional previously published full-length books of prose from authors whose culturally valuable works have gone out of print and who retain the copyright to the work. We are interested in books that can be considered important resources for readers, writers, teachers, scholars. We will consider novels, short story collections, essay collections, memoirs, and the like.

Second editions will involve changes and revisions, so please don’t send your materials if you are looking only to have your book reprinted. 

Books should fit our catalogue. For example, we don’t publish poetry, self-help, young adult or children’s literature, etc. We do not publish translated work or previously self-published work in any format. 

Because we will rely on the publicity and promotional efforts of the authors as an integral part of publishing these books, authors are expected to provide evidence that they are able and willing to do so. As much as the excellence of the book you’re submitting, your ability to promote your title if it’s selected for publication will matter. To submit a book for consideration, please prepare to submit supporting materials in the fields below that address marketing and provide details on exactly what you will do to sell your book. We ask  for a statement from you about why a second edition of your book is  warranted. 

All parts of the submission form must be completed, and all materials must be submitted in .doc or .docx format.

We will accept work only through our submission manager. There is a $28 fee. WTAW Press is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Fees support WTAW Press’s commitment to producing quality literary works, supporting authors, and doing all we can to bring our books to  the attention of the readers they deserve. 

​As with any submission to WTAW Press, editorial relationships begin with acceptance of manuscripts, not before, and the editorial process will be  an active one. WTAW Press is committed to publishing the best work we can find and look forward to reading your manuscripts.

If you're so inclined to support the activities of WTAW Press, we gladly accept. This is not an opportunity to submit a manuscript. Manuscripts are only accepted during our open reading periods. You can stay up on submission periods by signing up for our newsletter. Thank you for your support!
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