We are open for submissions from un-agented authors.
We want to publish books with a positive message. This doesn’t mean we only like cute and fluffy titles, but we are looking for submissions which show characters growing through their adversity and coming out as better human beings.
What we’re NOT looking for:
- Anything that glorifies violence
- Crime or thrillers
What we ARE looking for:
Young Adult: novels with diverse characters; strong themes such as acceptance, dealing with adversity, and finding hope.
Fantasy/Sci-Fi: interesting worlds that focus more on character development than battles. First contact books where we don’t all end up killing each other.
Romance: ONLY if it’s principally focused on thematic messages such as tolerance, emotional healing, self-acceptance etc. e.g. LGBTQ+ coming out stories.
General fiction: anything uplifting, but we’re especially interested in positive representations of mental health issues.
Memoir: if you’ve learnt any valuable life lessons that have made you a better person, we’d love to help you share your story with the world.
Middle Grade: I adore MG books.
Picture books: only if you have both text and illustrations. Please send a .pdf mock-up.
Open call for short stories
We are collecting uplifting stories of 1,000 – 5,000 words for an anthology called The Sun Still Rises. The theme is uplifting stories in any genre.
The anthology will be distributed as a free ebook via Bookfunnel, as a way to raise awareness of new authors. There will be no financial remuneration, but it will create a bit of buzz. It would include links to your website/mailing list/social media at the end of your story.
The stories won’t be published under contract, so you would be free to publish them anywhere else as well.
How to submit
What we offer authors
We are a digital-first publisher, but we also make paperbacks available as print-on-demand, so we will ask to acquire your book’s digital and print rights. The author will receive 40% of the profits on sales.