WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR PUBLICATION AND AUDIOBOOK PRODUCTION!

In 2017, we will specifically be looking for full-length novels (45k to 100k; longer works may be considered) in the following genres:

  • steampunk (an emphasis on comedy will move you to the top of the slush pile)
  • comedy/action/adventure
  • police/detective/investigative procedurals
  • psychological suspense/terror
  • certain horror works

What we WON'T be considering for publication this year:

  • previously published works with the exception of acquiring audio rights.
  • works in genres other than those mentioned above. 
  • works with excessive sexual content (we get that 'sex sells' but we're not interested in selling it at this time)

What we need from you when querying us:

  • In 5k words or less (in a Word doc), tell us about your book. We want to know what happens, not just the highlights or the hooks. You're not trying to convince us to buy your book as a reader, but as a publisher. Don't hold back here; there are no such things as spoilers. Inclusion of a character list is a bonus.
  • The first three chapters of your manuscript, in a Word doc (word count doesn't matter). 
  • Tell us about your social media presence. How active are you and what platforms are you on? Give us links. We're a small house and as such will require our authors to help with social media marketing as much as possible.
  • Tell us about your editor. Works that have not been professionally edited will likely not be considered. Yes, your manuscript will undergo editing if accepted for publication, but that doesn't mean you should submit an unedited or poorly edited piece for consideration. Show us that you care by submitting the cleanest work possible.

What we need from you if querying about audiobook production:

  • The title and Amazon link(s) to the book(s) for consideration.
  • The total number of reviews (all stars) the book has received on Amazon.
  • A .jpg copy of the cover of your book.
  • Tell us about your social media presence. How active are you and what platforms are you on? Give us links. We're a small house and as such will require our authors to help with social media marketing as much as possible.

 

You may send the specified information/docs to editor@apparatuspress.com. Once you've emailed us, please message us on our Facebook page to let us know. Depending upon the number of submissions received, it may take up to six weeks to get back to you. If you haven't heard back from us in six weeks, please email/FB message again to follow up. We thank you in advance for your patience.