Submissions

New Submission Guidelines

To submit your work, please email:

Please email a query that includes a brief synopsis, bio, marketing plan (if you have one), and the first 10 pages, all within the body of the email, rather than with the inclusion of attachments. We will let you know if we are interested in seeing the whole manuscript. We are a nonprofit and exist solely to publish and promote good writing and serve readers who are passionate about literature. We select work based on literary merit, and submissions have to be approved by our board. However, once selected, we have to determine how to fund the publication. We are looking to grants, fundraisers, author participation, or a combination of those for future publications. This is the only way Pleasure Boat can continue publishing books and is inline with the current publishing climate. If you have a marketing plan that shows a strong social media presence or publication record, or have ideas how we can fund or recover publication costs, please let us know in your query as well. Thank you for your interest in working with Pleasure Boat Studio and for your understanding.

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