Aqueous Books

Genres Published: 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Subgenres:
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Historical, War, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Commercial Fiction
Representative Authors: 

Kevin P. Keating, Angi Becker Stevens, Jen Michalski, Heather Fowler, Corey Mesler, Perle Besserman, Traci Chee, Carolyn Zaikowski, David Peak

Book Types: 
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel
Formats: 
Paperback, E-book
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingram
Editorial Focus: 

We accept literary fiction (including short story collections, novels, and novellas); magical realism and dystopic works; horror, dark psychology, and paranormal; philosophical and serio-comic philosophy; and works of literary theory. Please do not send poetry, science fiction or fantasy, religious, romance, mystery, mainstream women's or chick lit, how-to, children's or young adult, or anything in a genre other than those specified above.

Tips From the Editor: 

Word count should be 17,500 and above. Please indicate the type and genre of work you are sending, followed by last name (i.e., Short Story Collection: Magical Realism: Gaiman). Entries should be included as a single document, along with a brief 3rd person bio. Please do not use Courier or cursive fonts, text smaller than 12 point, or anything containing unnecessary formatting, such as excessive bolding and italics, unless it is inherent to the spirit of the work. Submissions should be double-spaced with only one space between sentences.

Contact Information
Cynthia Reeser, Publisher
P.O. Box 170607
City: 
Birmingham,
State: 
Alabama
Zip / Postal Code: 
35217
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: May 6, 2014

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