Who We are?
It seems as though you have stumbled upon our little secret. Unsolicited Press is a no-frills, kick-ass independent press that works for the author, not for the dollar. Although, money is nice, our editors have other jobs that give them paychecks...or not. You can learn more about Unsolicited Press on our About Page.
Books: We Publish Those...
Unsolicited Press is small now, but we are growing. Last year we published a handful of titles, but we acquired over 20 titles. The first few years of a publisher's existence is largely in the background. This year we are going to explode. We have fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from all genres coming to retailers near you.
We are looking to acquire children's books too. Unsolicited Press isn't interested in genre fiction, nor anything close to fan fiction. We love emerging writers, but are open to the more prominent folks too.
We are closed, closed, closed for submissions
We have cleared through most of the junk in the slush pile and would like to let you know that from January 1-15, 2015 and July 1-15, 2015, you may submit for consideration.
Please read the Writer Guidelines because if you can't follow those simple directions, then you can't handle the editorial process.
We welcome open lines of communication between the publisher, our editor, the readers, and our authors. These conversations can be about anything. The best way to start a conversation with our editors and the publisher is through our weekly blog, The Buzz. This blog offers informative and provocative articles for writers.
The Fictioneer is Unsolicited Press's lovely lit journal and you should subscribe today. Our journal is committed to getting beautiful work onto paper. We publish all genres, including essays, interviews, and ever drawings.
Holy moly, our editors sure are hungry. And with that hunger comes perfectly edited manuscripts. We don't care if you don't want to submit to our press (although, we'd love to have you) and we offer full service editorial packages to authors at any level in the manuscript. Our affordable rates will make you swoon.
Disclaimer: Never, ever do we solicit our contracted authors for fees. There has been some misinterpretation of our editorial services. These services are available to any writer, any time, but if you submit to our press, and are offered publication, you will never pay a cent. We run a full-service editorial house here (just like Carve).
Contests and Awards
Rain or Shine Summertime Book Contest
Are you a writer looking to win some cash and get a publication deal, oh and be considered an award winner? This year Unsolicited Press is holding a poetry book contest for established or emerging writers with a completed manuscript.
Our Rain or Shine Summertime Book Contest will award three writers, one in each genre the Unsolicited Press First Book Book Prize.
This will be the first book prize awarded from Unsolicited Press and we will continue the contest for years to come.
The winners will receive $500, publication of their books (and 10 copies of the book), nomination to several other awards upon publication, and become intimately acquainted with our editors, a perk our published authors will tell you is invaluable to your writing future.
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000, plus publication.
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Send Manuscript with: Cover page with contact information.
Maximum Page Length: 250 pages
Format: Word Document
Email to: email@example.com
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Unsolicited Press News
Francis Daulerio's and Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison's If & When We Wake is available for purchase on April 24, 2015!
Mick Bennett's Boardwalk Man is now available at all major retailers and through our website. Thank you for your support of indie authors and presses.
You can stay up to date with our news feed, The Buzz. Here are some brief blurbs that may be interesting to you.
Unsolicited Press is CLOSED for submissions at this point. Read our Writer's Guidelines for more information.
Acquisition editor Rubie Grayson started a lifestyle blog. Read More...
These are still secret. Come back soon to see what is coming up this summer!
Contact us Anytime
You can use the Contact page. When submitting query letters for manuscripts, please follow the guidelines; otherwise, you may be passed over...and we wouldn't want that at all. We need you.