Submissions

**This post will be updated as our submission openings change. Please check here before contacting us directly.

4/20/16 We are currently accepting submissions for all fiction genres. We will consider non-fiction manuscripts with a complete outline and cover letter. See below for submission guidelines.

 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Blysster Press prefers Open Office documents (.odt), but we will accept .doc, formatted .rtf, and .pdf files as well.
  • Please be sure your work is as polished as you can make it. We do not expect perfection, but if you can’t be bothered to spell-check your work, we can’t be bothered to read it.
  • Send a query/cover letter introducing yourself–we want to know about you! Name, age, where you live, and why you think we should publish your story.
  • Send a brief synopsis of 1 – 3 pages. We know these are hard to write, so don’t stress too much, just do your best to sum up your story, including a beginning, middle, and end. YES, you have to tell us how it ends.
  • Please format your manuscript to 5X8 (5 inches wide by 8 inches high) with .5 (half inch) margins all around, fully justified. Use 12 – 14 pt. font. If you need help with this, don’t hesitate to contact us. We WANT to read your story, so we’re happy to help you format properly.
  • Feel free to download our simple submission template here. It’s a .odt, so be sure you have Open Office installed (it’s FREE!) This is the easiest way to be sure your submission is at least close to our submission guidelines.
  • You may send us the first three chapters or up to 20 pages of your manuscript when you send your query/cover letter.

If you’re ready, use the form below. Once you submit the form, you will be brought back to this page; don’t worry, we got the form!

Submission Form

Blysster Press submission form.
  • Your legal name, not your pen name. You'll have a chance to tell us your pen name later.
  • Please be sure this is a valid email address. We will not be able to contact you without one.
  • Please introduce yourself–we want to know about you! Name, age, where you live, and why you think we should publish your story. **You may also upload a Cover/Query Letter below.
  • Please upload your files according to the instructions above. You have three available/optional uploads:
    Manuscript, Synopsis, and Cover/Query Letter.
    *You may include the Cover/Query Letter, Synopsis, and Manuscript all in one file, or as separate files.
    *Please note: We prefer the Cover/Query Letter be written in (or pasted into) the Cover/Query Letter field above, but we will accept a file upload, too.
    *Blysster Press prefers .odt ( Open Office documents ), but we will accept .doc, formatted .rtf, and .pdf files as well.
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    Accepted file types: odt, doc, rtf, pdf.