Please submit manuscripts in standard format. Revisions to submissions require a new fee. If your work has been selected, you will be notified--due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond on an individual basis.

Willow Books, the award-winning imprint of Aquarius Press, is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts through September 1, 2020. Due to the current global and economic crises, the press is offering a discounted reading fee through June 30, 2020

The mission of Willow Books is to develop, publish and promote writers of color. www.WillowLit.net 

Fiction & General Interest Nonfiction Manuscripts should include a cover letter, brief summary of the project, an estimated word count (no more than 100,000) and a brief bio. 

Scholarly Works should include a cover letter, abstract, an estimated word count (no more than 110,000 words), brief bio and a CV. Dissertations should be revised for a general audience and formatted in Chicago Style. 

No poetry manuscripts will be accepted in this round.

To receive the discount, please submit by June 30, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. All regular submissions must be uploaded by September 1, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. Reading fees are nonrefundable. Aquarius Press LLC in no way guarantees that a submitted manuscript will be accepted. The editors’ decisions are final.

Response Time
You will receive a response within 30 days if your manuscript is accepted. If you do not hear from us within 30 days, you can assume that we have passed on your manuscript. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to provide personal feedback at this time.

Simultaneous Submissions
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us and formally withdraw from Submittable if the manuscript has been accepted elsewhere.

Aquarius Press, an award-winning publisher with international acclaim, is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts through June 30, 2020. An industry leader, the press is known for its excellence in developing bestselling authors and book-to-screen productions. Writers are welcome to submit to the following categories:

Novels
Up to 300 pages in length

Novellas

Up to 100 pages in length

Short Story Collections
Up to 180 pages in length

Memoirs
Up to 300 pages in length

In light of the current global crisis, please enjoy a discounted processing fee of $15 (regular $25).

Submissions must be uploaded by June 30, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. Reading fees are nonrefundable. Aquarius Press LLC in no way guarantees that a submitted manuscript will be accepted. The editors’ decisions are final.

Formatting
Submit all manuscripts in a twelve-point, legible font with double-spaced leading and single-spaced punctuation. 

In your cover letter, please include a brief overview of your submission and a short bio. 

You will receive a response within 30 days if your manuscript is accepted. If you do not hear from us within 30 days, you can assume that we have passed on your manuscript. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to provide personal feedback at this time.

Simultaneous Submissions
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us and formally withdraw from Submittable if the manuscript has been accepted elsewhere.

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