Shipwreckt Books Publishing Co. & Lost Lake Folk Opera magazine

Type Of Organization
(507) 458-8190
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Shipwreckt Books publishes 4 imprints: 1. Rocket Science Press (literary fiction). 2. Up On Big Rock Poetry Series. 3. Lost Lake Folk Art (non-fiction, memoir, bio). 4. Lost Lake Folk Opera magazine (poetry, short fiction, in-depth journalism, opinion, graphic art).

Social Media Platforms Used
FB, Twitter
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Tom Driscoll
Contact Title
Managing Editor
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Recent Awards Received
2014 Midwest Independent Publishers Assn Silver Medal for Poetry - "Eros in Autumn" by Steven Schild
Representative Authors
Lee Henschel Jr., Anne Barngrover, Nicole Borg
Submissions Policy
Guidelines are broad. We look for quality and creativity in whatever form that may take.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
2 - 8 weeks
Author Payments
royalties, copies
Number Of Paid Staff
Year Founded
Tom Driscoll
Managing editor & CEO
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I started the company after many years as a writer, journalist and editor.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Managing editor, contract readers, acquisition, development and copy editors.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Maintain some formality. Query and/or cover letters should include brief synopsis and bio. That bio piece is often overlooked, but critical to the way we approach submissions at Shipwreckt and Lost Lake Folk Opera.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
According to the way they come in -- most now are electronic, via submissions portal; many via direct email, and still quite a few via snail mail.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Confidence, humility and QUALITY
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Read your work. Edit and revise your work. Work hard at writing, and improving.