A couple of interesting indie publishers featured in Writing Magazine this month.
First is Fledgling Press, a Scottish company that focuses on debut authors writing a variety of fiction including YA. If you’re Scottish too that will help! You should send three chapters and a short synopsis by email and they aim to reply within 6 weeks. If accepted your book will be placed on a longlist for possible publication. Note they do not want sci fi. Full submission details at www.fledglingpress.co.uk/submissions.
The other indie that caught my eye this month is Ghostly Publishing which has been founded by a paranormal investigator, no less! The premise gets even more intriguing as the submission process involves peer review on the site, so you need to register then upload your submission – first three chapters and synopsis – rather than emailing or posting it. There is also a free ‘manuscript checker’ which apparently can instantly score your book to test if it is ready for publication – the closer you get to zero, the better! Take a look at these details on the site to familiarise yourself with the process. As you might expect, Ghostly wants fantasy and sci-fi for child to teen readership.
And finally, if you do buy Writing Magazine this month you’ll find my article on how to interpret your blog stats nestling happily on page 28 under the pun-derful title Stat’s Amazing!
Happy submitting everyone!