Call for Submissions

Thank you for your interest in Bold Story Press Publishing.

We will be accepting submissions from February 15th, 2021 – March 15, 2021. Please read our guidelines below for what types of manuscripts we’re seeking and how to submit yours. (Note that Bold Story Press is a hybrid press. To learn more about our publishing model, read more here.)

What kinds of submissions is Bold Story Press seeking?

Bold Story Press is considering submissions in the following genres:

Fiction

We are interested in well-written stories of fiction for adults across all genres, from page-turning romance and thrillers to literary novels. Your manuscript should show us a command of story, good character development, and engaging dialogue. We are not looking for intensely dark, violent, or provoking stories.

We are also looking for fiction for children and young adults, including picture books. If you submit a picture book proposal, we can help you find the right illustrator for it, but you must have a general plan for what you’d like the art to look like as part of your submission. 

Nonfiction

We are looking for memoirs, stories of facing and overcoming challenges in business, and other inspirational nonfiction writing. Manuscripts must have clear, concise writing with interesting anecdotes and examples and concrete detail.

Poetry

Bold Story Press is interested in reviewing volumes of poetry that display mastery of content and craft and striking imagery.

Guidelines and FAQ:

How do I submit to Bold Story Press?

Please submit here.

How soon can I expect to hear about my submission?

We try to respond to submissions within 3-6 weeks.

Can I change the story I submitted with an updated draft?

No, we are not able to accept revisions to work after it is submitted.

Does Bold Story Press accept previously published material?

No, we accept and publish only previously unpublished works.

Does Bold Story Press accept simultaneous submissions?

Yes, but please notify us immediately if your submission is accepted for publication elsewhere.