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We are an independent small press committed to the discovery of writing that transcends the ordinary. We believe in developing and encouraging the creative writing voice in our journal, in the press, and throughout communities. It’s our desire to enrich the world through publishing people, and their stories, their poems, and their books with the hope that they move, inspire, invite, create, empower and more. V Press LC only publishes books/authors we believe in. If we believe in you—we will fight for you! It’s our desire to see our authors’ work largely distributed throughout the marketplace. Here's what Director and Managing Editor, Torie Amarie Dale, says of her role at V Press LC, "I want to give those writers who have a great story to tell or stellar poems to share an outlet for their voice. I want to publish authors I believe in. V Press LC is small. I like it that way. There’s more flexibility. I can publish works that are fresh and original, works that empower, educate, encourage or inspire–the best works are those that get into the bones. And I look forward to reading pieces that will live inside my marrow.
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Torie Amarie Dale
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We accept submissions through Submittable. We invite submissions from anyone, anywhere in the world, and we look forward to reading each entry. GENERAL BOOK SUBMISSIONS: General Submissions will be accepted twice a year while our contest dates are open: February 15 through April 15, and October 1 through December 1. No prize money will be given–however, V Press LC offers a competitive book contract. BOOK SUBMISSION DETAILS--Reading Fees will be lowered in October. CHAPBOOK entries should consist of 29-49 poems–No more than 49 poems in a submission! ($15 reading fee) In each of the categories below V PRESS LC understands if an author may need to go slightly over or under in word count–however, the amount should not be significant. POETRY BOOK entries should consist of 50-120 poems. ($25 reading fee) NONFICTION BOOK entries should be no more than 75,000-100,000 words. ($25 reading fee) NOVEL entries should be no more than 70,000-100,00 words. ($25 reading fee) COMPILATION entries should be no more than 50,000-70,000 words. ($25 reading fee) Note: Compilation pieces can consist of letters, essays, short stories, micro fiction, or a combination of writing styles–if unsure contact us and we will let you know if your work qualifies. Also, keep in mind that this is not a poetry book/chapbook submission category–poetry will only be accepted if it is part of a hybrid piece. GENERAL BOOK SUBMISSIONS: Submit a query letter, a synopsis, and the first three chapters of your manuscript for consideration. If we are interested we will ask to see the full manuscript. If we like that, we may offer you a competitive book contract. V Press LC accepts any of these genres for general submission: Novel, NF, Flash, Short Stories, Essays, or Hybrid Manuscripts. Note: Poetry manuscripts will not be considered in the general book submission category unless the poems are part of a hybrid manuscript that perfectly blends poetry and prose pieces. WHAT AUTHORS GET We will offer one cash prize of $1000 US dollars for EACH contest EXCEPT Poetry (Poetry Chapbook $500, Chapbook Finalist $300 and Poetry Book $700). All contest winners will be offered a competitive book contract. General submissions have no cash award. Note: that while the author will be offered a competitive book contract if their submission is chosen for publication, s/he will not be given any prize money. Each winning book will be published. If there is a tie for first then the cash prize will be equally divided among the winners. However, please know that in the rare event that this happens, the prize will only be split between two entries. In the event that no manuscript is worthy of publication, V Press LC will not publish anything for that prize category. Finalists and runners up are not offered a cash reward. However, they may be offered a book contract. WHAT WE LIKE V Press LC loves to read fresh and original works. We lean more towards writing that empowers, educates, inspires, encourages or moves us in some way–the best works are those that get into the bones and the reader carries them around for a while. But know that there are some works we will publish simply for the enjoyment of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised. WHAT WE DON'T WANT V Press LC does not want to see any works involving child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader then it’s not for us. The following are more works that we are not interested in seeing/reading: self-help & ‘how-to,’ religion and spirituality, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works. RULES & RIGHTS Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged, but each submission must be accompanied with a reading fee. Simultaneous submissions are also welcome and encouraged. Kindly let us know if your submission has been accepted elsewhere. Submit full manuscript (For General Submissions only send the first three chapters instead of the full manuscript), table of contents if necessary, and a 2-3 page synopsis (for novel, story compilations or nonfiction book entries) after the title page. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt. font, and submit your document as a Word attachment. Authors will receive honorary compensation/prize money at the first book signing event. RESPONSE TIME Response times can vary from contest to contest, year to year, or anthology vs. book. However, the current response time is 4 to 7 months. This, of course, depends on many factors: number of submissions, length of submissions, and more. We assure you that we will work as fast as humanly possible to reply in a timely manner while still giving your manuscript the full attention and review that it deserves.
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