Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 9, 2015

Small Publisher: Camel Press

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CAMEL PRESS is always looking for a fresh new voice in genre fiction.

If you have written a book that your friends adore? You are welcome here. As a small press, they are always looking for the next star and are willing to take chances on daring new stories that might otherwise be overlooked by bigger houses. They publish romance, mainstream fiction, mystery/suspense, thrillers, horror, westerns, science fiction, and fantasy.

Even if you feel that your manuscript transcends easy classification, if it is sensational in every sense, they say they want to see it. With that in mind, authors should be aware that genre novels that follow the rules are the easiest for readers to find. For us, it’s like writing a poem in iambic pentameter; the writer is finding a way to express their creativity within the conventions of the genre.

They also are happy to hear from agents, too.


Please submit electronic manuscripts–PDFs or Word Docs–to

Manuscripts should be double-spaced and use 12-point Times New Roman font. No extra returns between paragraphs and dialog, and no tabs. Please also include headers, page numbers and a title page with complete contact information and genre category. We do not accept synopses or excerpts that are pasted in the body of the email.

In the subject line, write “Camel GENRE Query: TITLE by AUTHOR.” (Example: Camel Romance Query: SUMMER FLING by Adele Jones.) We receive many submissions, and those that are not clearly labeled are easily overlooked.

Your initial query should include the first consecutive 50 pages as well as a complete synopsis (including the ending) and bio. If you have a strong promotional plan for your book, tell us about that as well.

Please be sure to include your full name, mailing address, and email address on the title page of each submission and attachment. To avoid confusion, each attachment MUST include the title of your manuscript. For example: SUMMERFLING-synopsis; SUMMERFLING-sample50; SUMMERFLING-bio&promo. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.

We do not consider new books that have already been published in any format, including eBook only.  We do welcome reprints from established authors of titles that are currently out of print, unless they are already available in any eBook formats. Please have proof ready that the rights have reverted to you.

We rarely publish manuscripts over 100,000 words, and we would prefer that your word count be fewer than 80,000. If your manuscript is over 100,000 words and can be split into two standalone books in a series, let us know.

We accept multiple submissions, but state this clearly in the email and let us know in the meantime if another publisher makes an offer.

If we are interested in reading more, you will hear from us in approximately three months or earlier. We need up to six months to review complete manuscripts. Please let us know if you sign a contract with another publisher during that period. If you have not heard from us after six months, you may send a followup email.

Thanks for your cooperation. When authors follow our submission guidelines, it helps us review material more efficiently.

Talk tomorrow,



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