Call for Submissions: Books

Beginning January 1, 2019, Ashland Creek Press will be 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. Please note that at this time, we are not reading submissions for children's books or for poetry.

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.

We ask that writers who submit book-length manuscripts support the press (and learn more about us!) through a book purchase at the time they submit. All books are $20. For U.S.-based writers, this includes free shipping and your manuscript submission; international writers will receive e-books with their manuscript submissions. Details will be available through Submittable when the submissions period opens on January 1. Click here for more information on our submissions policies.

Our next submissions period will run from January 1, 2019, to January 31, 2019. Please join our mailing list and/or check back for other submissions opportunities throughout the year.

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

Click here to upload your submission.

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



The Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature

We have not set a date for the next Siskiyou Prize. Check the Siskiyou Prize website or join our mailing list to be notified when the prize opens for submissions.




Additional questions?

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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.

Our mission

Ashland Creek Press is an independent, vegan-owned publisher of ecofiction, which includes books in all genres about animals, the environment, and the planet we all call home. We are passionate about books that foster an appreciation for worlds outside our own, for nature and the animal kingdom, and for the ways in which we all connect.


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