Call for Submissions: Books

Ashland Creek Press is currently accepting submissions of book-length fiction and nonfiction on the themes of the environment, animal protection, ecology, and wildlife — above all, we’re looking for exceptional, well-written, engaging stories.

As you'll see from our current and forthcoming titles, we are open to many genres (young adult, mystery, literary fiction) as long as the stories are relevant to the themes listed above. At this time, however, we are not reading submissions for children's books.

For all submissions, please include (in a single document) a 1-2 page synopsis of the entire manuscript (including word count), the first 50 pages, and an author bio listing all publishing credits, awards, and experience. Include a valid e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number.

All submissions must be made using Submittable. Literary agents are welcome to send queries by e-mail.

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Among Animals anthology

Ashland Creek Press is currently accepting short story submissions for the second volume of Among Animals, a book-length anthology of fiction focused on animals.

We’re looking for stories of how the lives of animals and humans intersect, particularly in regards to the conservation and protection of animals. We are not seeking stories about hunting, fishing, or eating animals—unless they are analogous to a good anti-war novel being all about war. Under these basic guidelines, however, we’re open to reading a wide range of short fiction with animal themes.

Stories should be from 2,500 to 7,500 words in length. Previously published stories are fine, as long as you have retained the rights to reprint your story in an anthology.

There is no deadline for submissions at this time; stories will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Stories must be submitted via Submittable, along with a cover letter with a brief author bio and acknowledgment(s) if the story has been previously published.

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Please note that we are unable to respond to phone calls or unsolicited e-mail submissions.

The Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature

Submissions for the The 2014 Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature, judged by bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler, are now closed. We will announce the 2014 winner and finalists by the end of the year.

To be notified when we open submissions for the 2015 prize, please subscribe to our mailing list.

For more information, visit The Siskiyou Prize website.

Additional questions?

Check out our FAQ. If your question isn't answered here, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to reading your work!

The Fine Print

Ashland Creek Press accepts no responsibility for lost or misplaced submissions. We will get back to you with a reply as soon as possible, but please know that it can take up to several months.

Ashland Creek Press is a boutique press with the goal of publishing books of high quality that often have trouble finding homes in traditional markets. We work with authors who are passionate about their work and about getting it out into the world.