Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Rivers Press seeks genre manuscripts from emerging writers. $20 reading fee.

New Rivers Press is seeking manuscripts from new and emerging authors in the genres of Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Westerns, Young Adult, Inspirational and all sub-genres within and across those categories, for The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series, an eBook-only series that publishes popular fiction titles with literary value.

Manuscripts will be accepted electronically through Submittable until Sept. 1. There is a $20 reading fee. Each author selected for publication will receive a $250 honorarium and a standard electronic book contract. All books will be distributed internationally in eBook formats.

Ordinarily, I wouldn't call attention to this sort of thing, because of my general feelings regarding reading fees. But, they did publish the anthology Tilting the Continent collecting many Southeast Asian American voices in 2000, 15 years ago. A lot has changed with the press over the years, of course, but they've had a history with our communities that may make them amenable to genre fiction with Southeast Asian elements. I'm not holding my breath, but still, at $20, it's a week of coffee to take your chances. That's not as bad a deal as some places have.

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