READING PERIOD OPEN THRU SEPT. 1
Books, the literary division of Aquarius Press, will be reading unsolicited
manuscripts through September 1, 2017. This reading period is only for writers
who have not previously been published by Aquarius Press/Willow Books. Our
mission is to develop, publish and promote writers typically underrepresented
in the market, and the reading period is open to all writers of color. Poetry manuscripts should be in the 48-96 page range, and
fiction/nonfiction should be no longer than 180 pages. Scholarly titles
covering literature, arts and the Humanities are also accepted, but they should
be in proper format (MLA, APA, etc.).
The 2015-2016 Open Reading Period/Editor's Choice selection was Quenton Baker for This Glittering Republic. The 2016-2017 selection was Lucinda Roy for FABRIC.
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.
you wish to have us consider your manuscript, please upload a pdf to Submittable.com
or visit this link: http://aquariuspress.submittable.com/submit
is a reading fee of $25, payable via Submittable.
order to be eligible for the reading period, submissions must be uploaded by September 1, 2017. Reading fees are nonrefundable
and Aquarius Press/Willow Books in no way guarantees that a submitted
manuscript will be accepted. The editors’ decisions are final.