Shipwreckt Books Publishing Company

Type Of Organization
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
Contact Email
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews
Recent Awards Received
2019 Midwest Book Gold for Fiction, Red Bricks by Anne Muccino 2022 Midwest Book Silver for Anthology, The Poets Laureate of
Representative Authors
Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Lee Henschel Jr., Robert Love
Submissions Policy
Guidelines are broad. We look for quality and creativity in whatever form that may take. See our website for submission guidelines and reading period. No paper submissions, Submittable portal via our website only.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Reporting Time
6 - 8 months
Author Payments
royalties, copies
Number Of Paid Staff
Year Founded
Amazon extended distribution
Tom Driscoll
Managing editor & CEO
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
An Army veteran, returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and former design officer for the United States Agency for International Development, Tom Driscoll has a degree in English from the University of Iowa, and studied at the Iowa Playwrights Workshop.
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.