Submissions

Dragon Street Press is selective in how we accept submissions. We are not a vanity press, so we must be very careful to select titles that are marketable and have a genuine, defined target audience. We cannot, therefore, publish every submission.

What we want

Dragon Street Press accepts speculative fiction of most types including: Science Fiction (of all types), Science Fantasy, Fantasy (of all types) and Alternate History. We accept Adult, New Adult, and Young Adult.

We are seeking manuscripts of at least 75,000 words. We would prefer a length of less than 110,000. Middle-grade manuscripts are preferred to be greater than 45,000 words and under 85,000.

We are not accepting submissions or proposals for non-fiction at this time. We are not interested in Erotica.

We favor diverse casts, strong female characters, and thought-provoking subject-matter. Please visit the editors’ wishlists.

Guidelines for you

Your manuscript should be proofread and gone through an initial edit. Workshopping is encouraged. Please submit the first 10 pages of your manuscript (as text, no attachments) along with a query letter to the editor you wish to query and allow 6-8 weeks for an initial response. It is encouraged that you provide your plans in relation to marketing your work, to help show us that you’re willing to go the distance with us!

Please do not send whole manuscripts unless asked. Submissions which do not follow guidelines will be discarded. Please do not send paper submissions.

Submissions FAQ

Why do I have to have plans for marketing? I thought that’s the publisher’s job!

Most publishing houses only market a very small percentage of the books they publish, and the author is left to pick up the slack.  That being said, we want to be better than that. We have marketers on staff and would do whatever we can to market you. In order to be successful, we want to work with an author who’s willing to go the distance over the long-term.  What we’re looking for though is this: What’s your web presence like, so we can know how we can help? Do you have a facebook page, twitter, instagram, etc.? Have you already taken steps to promote yourself?

Do you charge for your service?

We will never charge you any fees. DSP is not a vanity press.