Annorlunda Books is a small, independent press that publishes short form writing, both fiction and non-fiction. We accept submissions year-round, but are making a special push for submissions right now, as we look to fill our 2017 publication calendar.
Our publication criteria are simple: we’re looking for stories that are well-told and that teach us something or make us think. We publish works that are novella length or shorter and collections of shorter writing.
We welcome all submissions, but particularly encourage submissions from people whose communities and stories are underrepresented in publishing. We strongly support the #OwnVoices initiative. If you have a story that you have been told is too “niche” or “not relevant to the average reader” we want to read it. If you’ve written a work of fiction and have been told that it is “not believable” for the protagonist to be whatever your protagonist is or have a non-fiction piece about a topic that you’ve been told is “not of general interest,” we want to read it.
We are open to fiction in any genre, but are not likely to publish erotica or horror. We will consider works that have been previously published elsewhere (e.g., as a series of blog posts), as long as the author clearly retains copyright.
We offer two types of contracts: with and without an advance. If you choose a contract with an advance, your royalty percentage will be lower for a set number of copies, to compensate us for assuming more of the risk up front. Our advances are generally $200 for works that are 17,000 words or more and $100 for works that are between 8000 and 17,000 words. We may publish shorter works, but will generally not be able to offer an advance. We may offer different advances in some cases: these are just guidelines to help you decide whether you’d like to submit your work to us.
All books will be published as ebooks. Books of sufficient length to support a print version will also be published in print form.
Additional information is available on our Information for Authors page.
Queries and submissions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We generally only accept electronic submissions, but if this presents a hardship to you, email us and we will work something out.
We look forward to reading your submissions!