Our reading period is January 1 through May 31.
Unlike many small presses that charge a fee for reviewing submitted work, we prefer to keep the process free and open. However, because we ARE a tiny press and our editors don’t get paid for reading submissions, we DO encourage would-be authors to buy one of our current titles. These sales help offset the cost of reviewing your submissions, so we thank you for your help!
To see what books we offer, click here.
Blydyn Square Books is always eager to discover the work of new authors, people who might think they have no shot at getting a contract from a bigger publishing house but who have true talent and something interesting to say. We’re looking for writers who can make us—and our readers—think.
Blydyn Square Books accepts submissions in the following genres only:
• Fiction (including literary, historical, and women’s fiction)
• Nonfiction (including memoir, biography, history, science/health/medicine, psychology/self-help, spirituality, business/success)
In general, we don’t publish romance, fantasy, science fiction, short-story collections, or poetry. We also don’t publish novellas or works under about 65,000 words.
Despite what most other publishers and agents will tell you, cover letters are NOT important. In fact, we HATE them. So, we’re doing away with them. Instead of sending a cover letter, please fill out the submission form below and keep things simple. Let your work (not some silly letter) speak for itself.
To submit your work for consideration, please fill out the simple submission form below or mail a hard copy of the first 50 pages of your work to:
Megan Skamwell, Acquisitions Editor
Blydyn Square Books
PO Box 412, Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Please allow at least 3 to 6 months for a response. We may be a small press with only a few books in the pipeline at any given time, but that also means we have a small (though brilliant and dedicated) staff working to read through a lot of submissions.
If you have not received a reply after 6 months, feel free to follow up by email (submissions@BlydynSquareBooks.com). Please don’t call the Blydyn Square Books office. We’re reclusive book nerds; we’re shy and don’t like talking to people all that much.