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PUBLISHERS OF SECOND ACTS Devil’s Party Press LLC began because we believed that there should be someone publishing older writers who had never been published before. We believe that the older you get, the better your stories get, and the better you become at telling a story. We believe in second acts. All of us here have done other things when what we really wanted to do was write. And when you write, what you want the most is to be read. We know how that feels, and we want to read your stories, and poems, and help you share them with the world. We believe in second acts, late bloomers, and aging like a fine wine. We believe in you. By now you may be thinking, “That’s great for authors, but why should I, a reader, choose your books?” Here’s why . . . We believe that publishers have an obligation to provide readers with something more than than the latest cookie-cutter bestseller from Danielle Steele, Tom Clancy, or Nora Roberts. We believe that intelligent readers like you are interested in hearing what fresh literary voices– whose sole agenda is to tell entertaining stories–have to say. We believe that you have a limited amount of reading time on any given day, and we’d like to help you fill it with imaginative, compelling tales.
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EDITORIAL PROCESS Devil’s Party Press LLC publishes original short fiction, memoir, poetry, and novel-length fiction. Our editorial process is as follows: Devil’s Party Press celebrates the mature writer, so you must be at least forty to publish with us. We work directly with authors. We may choose to liaison with publishing agents, but prefer that as much profit as possible goes into the hands of the author, so we prefer not to have to cut an agent in on your deal. We accept digital submissions only. Manuscripts must be submitted as Word (.doc or .docx) files, 12-point New Times Roman font, double-spaced. PRINT ANTHOLOGIES: We publish two or more print anthologies per year and accept unsolicited short fiction and poetry for these collections. We charge a nominal entry fee of $10 for authors submitting to our print anthologies to help cover our administrative expenses. Published authors receive a copy of the anthology, are paid a one-time royalty, and are giving a chance to purchase extra copies at cost. We also promote our authors via the Devil’s Party Press website and our social media channels. For specific rules and guidelines, and to determine the type of submissions we are currently accepting, please see our SUBMISSIONS page. Our typical response time will be listed there for the current project. We take submissions SOLELY through Duotrope. Novel-length fiction: We publish 2 to 4 novel-length titles per year. Query by sending the first 30 manuscript pages (12-point New Times Roman, double spaced) through our Duotrope account. Get there by heading to SUBMISSIONS on our website: devilspartypress.com. We take submissions SOLELY through Duotrope. Our typical response time for novel-length submissions is 1 to 3 months. We do not charge reading or editing fees; authors of full-length works incur no expenses through Devil’s Party Press. Author compensation is based on units sold; payments are sent to authors twice per year, January and June. For specific rules and guidelines, and to determine the type of submissions we are currently accepting, please see our SUBMISSIONS page by going to devilspartypress.com . Here you will also find information about our three imprints: Hawkshaw Press, Out Of This World Press, and Gravelight Press. INSTANT NOODLES: Instant Noodles (IN) is our online literary magazine which debuts Spring 2021. We accept Fiction, Poetry, Memoir, and Art. Get there by heading to INSTANT NOODLES on our website: devilspartypress.com. We take submissions SOLELY through Duotrope. Our typical response time for IN submissions is 1 month. We promote our authors via the Devil’s Party Press website and across our social media channels. FOR ALL OPPORTUNITIES: We do not accept submissions of erotica, children’s literature, religious material, stories of cruelty, or material that moralizes at the reader. Additionally, we are not interested in stories that fall into the realm of “torture porn” so if that’s your thing, please don’t bother. We expect that the majority of our readers will be over the age of 40 and, as such, suggest that your submission appeal to a mature reader rather than teens or young adults. Your work must be original, unpublished, and free from libelous material. You will be required to sign a contract prior to publication. Submitted works should be publication-ready. This means you are submitting a final version of your work–not a rough draft, not a work in progress. Your work should be free of grammatical, spelling, and other errors of this type. WE ASK ALL POTENTIAL AUTHORS to sign up for our newsletter at Devil's Party Press. It is the easiest way for us to get information to you. Please also consider following our social media pages. We are very supportive of the authors we publish, and we would like to have this minimum of support in return. We thank you in advance for helping our writers find readers.
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