Thank you for considering Circling Rivers as a home for your work. We are open to book-length works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama, as well as shorter works such as novellas and story or poetry collections. Our bias is toward American history.
The majority of our books will be available in paperback and as e-books. We offer competitive royalties (negotiated for each title). Though we must rely on our writers to take on much of the marketing for their books, we will support their efforts and contribute our own, including soliciting reviews and facilitating author appearances at conferences, book fairs, and other events.
Circling Rivers seeks strong writing, compelling men and women, immersion in a time and place; gripping adventures, love stories, family sagas; alt history, eldritch, folkloric, speculative; beauty, historical integrity, complexity, a stab at truth.
We are not seeking children’s or young adult (unless the work is equally interesting to adults) or category romance or erotica. Previously published books, including indie/self-published books, will be a tough sell. We will consider new works by indie authors as well as collections that include a few previously published poems, stories, or articles.
Because we are a small press with a small staff, we cannot consider unsolicited manuscripts. Please send a query or proposal and the first 30 pages of your work.
Send the sample of your work within the body of your email. Do not send an attachment with your email. Emails with attachments will be deleted without consideration.
Be sure to include your phone number, as well as your work’s total word count (page count for poetry or drama). Put the words QUERY [your name, title of your work] in your subject line to keep it out of our spam box.
Send your query or proposal to JeanH [at] CirclingRivers [dot] com