Jolly Fish Press

Genres Published: 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novel, Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
Independent Publishers Group (IPG) sells and distributes all Jolly Fish Press books in all formats. This gives us a distribution channel to rival that of all the big presses. Our books are available to order through all major wholesalers, online retailers, and bookstores. In addition, we have a sales team through IPG that pitches all our books to major book buyers for stocking.
Editorial Focus: 

FICTION GENRES WE ACCEPT
Literary fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, suspense, horror, thriller, children's literature, YA, trade fiction.
NON-FICTION GENRES WE ACCEPT
Motivational, self-help, biography, autobiography, memoir, recipe books, research.
GENRES WE DO NOT ACCEPT
Children's picture books, novellas, do-it-yourself, gift books, religious, erotica.

Tips From the Editor: 

FICTION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Before you submit your manuscript, please make sure it is finished and completely proofread and edited. It should be the most perfect version, and publish-ready. Your submission should include:
A one-page query.
A synopsis not more than five pages.
Your first three chapters.

Fiction and non-fiction queries should adhere somewhat to these basic outlines:
Paragraph One—The Hook
Paragraph Two—Mini-Synopsis
Paragraph Three—Writer's Bio

HOW TO SUBMIT
We only accept email submissions. Include your submission in the body of the email. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR SUBMISSION AS AN ATTACHMENT. WE WILL NOT OPEN IT. You may send your submissions to submit@jollyfishpress.com.

Non-fiction guidelines available at www.jollyfishpress.com.

Contact Information
PO Box 1773
City: 
Provo,
State: 
Utah
Zip / Postal Code: 
84603-1773
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: March 5, 2014

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