Amble Press Submissions
Led by Managing Editor Eric Peterson, Amble Press will publish fiction and narrative nonfiction by queer writers, with a primary, though not exclusive, focus on queer writers of color.
Amble Press is actively seeking submissions in several popular genres:
- Contemporary General Fiction
- Crime Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
- Historical Fiction
- Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Cli-Fi/Spec Fiction/Steampunk
- Graphic Novels
- Young Adult/New Adult
- Narrative nonfiction
Through Amble Press, we focus on underrepresented writers whose journeys deserve affirmation, celebration, and a seat at the literary table. In particular, we’re looking for unpublished full-length manuscripts (between 45,000 – 100,000 words) and graphic novels between 48 and 100 pages.
“Amble Press celebrates and amplifies our community’s diverse voices and the unique and compelling stories they have to tell. As the forces of reaction are empowered at the highest levels of society, the arrival of Amble Press could not be more timely and necessary. Amble Press is committed to publishing books that are bold, entertaining, and of enduring value.” —Michael Nava, Managing Editor, Emeritus
We encourage submissions from writers of diverse identities within the LGBTQ+ community, including (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity and expression, physical or mental state, disability, religion, and class.
We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, including but not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization.
Most importantly, we seek authors with fresh, vibrant, unique voices.
So, if you have a manuscript that you believe is ready for prime time, please use the Submission Form below to send it us.
If you have difficulty submitting via our Submissions Form below, please contact AmblePressPublishing@gmail.com for more information.