We are only accepting submissions for --hence, tirade., our digital monthly zine, at this time.
SUBMISSIONS FOR BOOK-LENGTH MANUSCRIPTS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. If you have submitted a query and await a response from us, please feel free to submit elsewhere (just please let us know if your work gets picked up by another publisher). If you do not hear from us, it means we have decided to pass on your submission.
Robocup Press publishes at least one experimental manuscript per year but, so far, has published an average of three titles per year. These titles are literary misfits. For Robocup Press founder/editor, Tamryn Spruill, it's about the and, the other, and the exception.
You are invited to submit work that is cross-genre, genre-bending, genre-less, hybrid, poetic, anti-poetic, novella, anti-novella, graphic with text (but not quite graphic novel), doodle- and/or footnote-laden... So long as it is highly imaginative and daring in thought and form.
Submission Reading Period
Up to 100 pages
But very short (25 pages or so) or very long (100+ pages) manuscripts will be considered.
Three to six months (average)
Robocup Press is always accepting cover art submissions! Send .jpg images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writers with visual art abilities are invited to include cover art ideas with their manuscript submissions, if so desired.
Email the first 15 pages of your manuscript as a Word attachment to email@example.com.
Please include your full name in the subject line of your email.
In the body of your email, include:
Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please inform the press if your work gets picked up elsewhere.
Manuscripts are chosen for publication based on the quality of the work and its fit with the goals of the press. But if the decision comes down to an amazing work by an author with a strong internet presence, fan following, or other type of visibility, and an amazing work by an author who just opened an email account yesterday, preference will go to the author with the bigger presence, following, or visibility. In addition to publishing imaginative works/producing cute books, the press needs to break even on each title (at least). The goal, however, is to turn a profit -- for your sake and for Tamryn's. She wants you to make money for your hard work, creativity and talent; she wants to make money to put into publishing the next title.
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