(PRWEB) December 19, 2004
Chippewa Publishing is accepting submissions for the following genres:
- Science Fiction
- Young Adult
Your submissions must have a magical slant, whether a police department working with a psychic or a full-blown vampire book. We are an eBook publisher, not a print publisher. We believe the future of literature belongs in electronic format. We are looking into developing Christmas editions of our novellas, which will be a set of anthologies or chronologies. We are also willing to work with print publishers who wish to print your book.
Novellas and Novels
We currently offer 40% of the sale cost of novellas and novels to all authors who hold exclusive rights through our store.
We hold exclusive rights to the novella and novels in electronic format for 3 years and after 3 years, we will then either work out an agreement to continue the rights or give the rights back to the author.
We are looking into working with Amazon.com, which will bring more sales but a lower percentage. Amazon.com is optional. Amazon.com sales are only available for novella and novel sized stories.
Our new line of short stories from 2,000 words to 9,999 are paid on a per word basis up to 6,500 words and then a percentage for 6,501 to 9,999 words. We hold rights for 90 days and will allow the author to publish the short story in magazines and trade publications as long as the publication is aware and approves of our e-catalog and with permission to print by Chippewa Publishing is included in the story credits.
All of our authors are assigned an editor to assist with the work. The editor is there as more or less as a guide and will help with the mechanics of the work. Our editors do not re-write the story for the author. Our editors will point out when the story does not flow appropriately but will not rewrite the story to make it flow. This is the job of the author. Please do not ask our editors to do so.
We do market our website through various channels including popular websites, our books, and other forms of media. Word of mouth advertising through people who love our stories is also a very popular advertising method. We hold author chats in various forums, contests to draw in readers, press releases, and we have plans to someday advertise our site with magazines and other forms mass media. We also rely on our authors, and the author's agents if applicable, to assist with their own publicity. There are untapped markets everywhere and we cannot possibly cover all of them.
If an author does not have a website, we will post a website for the author with the address of http://yourname.chippewapublishing.com. We will also allow the author to obtain a website with their own domain name. Please contact us for details.
Sending Your Submission
All submissions must be submitted in RTF format.
Please send us a the following:
- A cover letter
- The first 3 chapters
- A synopsis
We will get back to you within 2 weeks. When we do get back to you and if your proposal is accepted, we will send further instructions on how to send the full manuscript.
All unsolicited manuscripts will not be read. We must give you an approval to read your work after the offering package is read. If you do not hear back from us after two weeks from the day you have sent the manuscript, please email us right away!
Once we have received your manuscript, we will get back to you within 8 weeks about the approval. If you have sent your manuscript elsewhere and it is approved, please tell us immediately! We know how difficult it is to wait for an answer so we try to be fast as a favor to you so please return the favor and be honest with us. Let us know if you will be submitting the work to other publishers and let us know if a publisher beats us to your work. If we have accepted your work and contracts have been signed, please stop submitting the work and do not take another offer.
When we approve your manuscript, we will then send you a contract to sign and send back via the US Postal service. Let us know immediately if the contract is doable and when you have sent back the signed and dated contract. We expect it back within a certain amount of time.
We expect our authors to follow the editing guidelines and timeline as we will follow our timeline to make your publishing experience the best in the business.
Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Add the file as an attachment and be sure to include your name, pen name, title of the story, word count, and publicist or agent if necessary. Do not forget to include your name and the title on the manuscript itself. Yes, I have seen it happen before. Try to name the manuscript file with your lastname first, and the first few words of the beginning of the title.
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