Be sure to address your question or comment to the editor or author you wish to speak with.
Why is there such a large time gap between the submission deadline and the expected release date for anthologies?
All of our editors have full-time jobs outside of the press. Since we are dedicated to publishing quality fiction, we don't like to rush through the editing, formatting, or publishing processes. This is for our authors' benefit as much as it is for our readers.
Why does the submission call say, "Payment will be discussed upon acceptance," instead of listing the actual payments?
One, the payment varies on length and the amount of editing or coaching needed to polish an accepted story. Our payments range between 5 and 20 dollars, plus author copies of the anthology. Two, as we grow, we hope to raise those numbers and offer authors more money.
Do you cut pay to authors who need more severe editing?
No. Absolutely not. This is merely an incentive to have your stories polished before submitting them to us. If they're clean, we feel swayed to pay more for it, but we will not cut pay to an author who puts the work in with us.
Is this a vanity press?
No. Absolutely not. We're dedicated to coaching new and established authors through the entire process of publishing their works. The only cost to the author is marketing and promotion. We foot the bill for the novels until they reach the market. But we will help authors in any way possible before, during, and after publication. We are dedicated to their success.
Do you help authors market their novels?
We do! We have research on what techniques work the best, where to find reviewers, bloggers, and book promoters. We also utilize our social media networks to promote our publications (and an author's previous ones, even if they're not published with us). We can set up giveaways, help with media kits, and compile a marketing plan with each individual author if they need the help.