Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 23, 2015

Stoneslide Books Submissions open July 1st

dow sending gifts in the night

When Dow Phumiruk sent me this lovely illustration it made me think of all the writers and illustrators sending their talented projects off into the universe for someone to discover.

Dow is an aspiring children’s book illustrator. She won the 2013 SCBWI On-the-Verge Emerging Voices Award that promotes diversity in children’s books. Please visit her portfolio site at or her blog at to see more of her work. Thank you Dow for sharing.

Maybe Stoneslide Books will be the right place to send off your project into the universe, but don’t do it today, just get it ready to send on July 1st  when they open for submissions.

Stoneslide Books welcomes unsolicited submissions. They read them blind, and your work is judged, not your reputation or publishing history. Only when they complete the selection process do they reveal to themselves what your name is and who you are.

Our submission form.

The Stoneslide Corrective

The Stoneslide Corrective pays for stories upon publication. Authors will be paid $250 for short fiction and short narrative non-fiction, and $100 for flash pieces up to 1,000 words.

Stoneslide Books

Stoneslide Books pays a modest advance and a very competitive revenue sharing arrangement after publication.

We like novels with strong character development and narrative thrust, brought out with writing that’s clear and expressive. If you have a manuscript like that, we’d like you to send it to us.

Fiction is the driving force behind what we do. However, we don’t draw distinctions where they aren’t needed. If you have a book-length work of non-fiction, memoir, or something else that seems to fit with our approach, please send it.

We do not read simultaneous submissions of book-length works.

Information for agents, and authors whose work is agented

How to Submit

The short answer: Use our submission form.

The details: We accept unsolicited submissions for all departments in The Stoneslide Corrective, including “Correctives,” “Stories,” “A Life Examined,” “Frontiers of Knowledge,” and “The Cynic’s Notebook.” We accept short fiction of any length. If it works as a short story, it’ll go in the magazine. If it works better as a book, we’ll make it a book. If it’s something else, we’ll invent the form for it.

For The Stoneslide Corrective we read simultaneous submissions of works up to 7,500 words in length. If you’re submitting simultaneously, please tell us that it’s a simultaneous submission in the comments section of our form. And of course, should it be accepted elsewhere while it’s still under consideration with us, let us know immediately through the submission manager.

For very long works, send us a good representative chunk from the beginning of the piece. Include a few sentences describing the rest of the piece in the cover letter box. What kind of beast is it? Why should we read the rest of it?

Again, please use our submission form. You will paste your submission into the form. Please use plain text, with multiple returns between paragraphs.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thank you, Kathy. I love the analogy! We send our projects out with hope and good wishes, definitely!


  2. Dow does beautiful work! I loved her interview at KidLit411.


  3. LOVE Dow’s work! Thanks so much for sharing


  4. Beautiful illustration, Dow!


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