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.
Ends on June 30, 2018$10.00

We are currently accepting manuscripts for our new AUXmedia line. Authors selected receive a standard publishing contract. We are currently interested in fiction and memoirs. Please submit mansuscripts via Submittable:

·         Literary Fiction

·         Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

·         Memoir

·         Romance (Must have richly-complex characters and a solid plot. No erotica, please.)

Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response.
Ends on March 31, 2018$25.00

Brave Books, the YA division of Aquarius Press, will be reading unsolicited FICTION manuscripts October 1 through March 31 of each year. This reading period is only for writers who have not previously published YA literature with Aquarius Press/Brave Books. The mission of Brave Books is to promote diversity in YA literature, and the reading period is open to all writers of color. Fiction manuscripts should be no longer than 200 pages. We are not accepting poetry at this time.

This reading period is neither a contest nor is it exclusively for first books. Rather, it is a time for us to review manuscripts by writers who have not previously been published by our press. Genre/subject is open, but no “street lit” or erotica, please.

Submission Process:

If you wish to have us consider your manuscript, please CLICK HERE.

There is a reading fee of $25, payable via Submittable.

In order to be eligible for the reading period, submissions must be uploaded by midnight on March 31. Reading fees are nonrefundable and Aquarius Press/Brave Books in no way guarantees that a submitted work will be accepted. The editors’ decisions are final.