Writer's Edit and Talem Press are not like other publishers.

As authors ourselves, we understand the heartache and frustration that comes hand-in-hand with the submissions process.

Which is why we get back to everyone who submits. Within three weeks. Regardless of the outcome.

And guess what? We're currently...

Open for submissions

That's right. The Writer's Edit imprint, Talem Press is currently open for full-length manuscript submissions!

Talem Press publishes fantasy fiction that empowers its readers. It's a house that's particularly passionate about unlikely heroines, mysterious magic and out-of-this-world story-telling.

Submissions will be open for a period of three months (July 12 - October 12).

Please follow the submission guidelines below carefully.

Submission guidelines

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Include your full name and the title of your manuscript

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In the body of your email, please write a cover letter about your submission that includes the following:

  • Your name
  • Contact details (email address, phone number, country of residence)
  • Manuscript title and word count
  • The target reading market for your book (e.g.target age and genre), how your book appeals to that market
  • List three comparison books in the market
  • A synopsis of your manuscript (no longer than 400 words). Please note that this isn't a blurb, this provides a breakdown of the plot.
  • Details of any previous publishing history and/or any writing awards you've received
  • A one paragraph biography of yourself (third person).

Attachment

Please attach the first three chapters of your manuscript using the following formatting guidelines:

  • Must be Microsoft Word document or PDF
  • Double spaced
  • Times New Roman or similar serif font
  • Numbered pages

General tips and notes for submission

  • Only submit your book if it's fantasy fiction. We're not accepting other genres at this time.
  • Follow the submissions guidelines. They're there for a reason!
  • Only submit your book once. We'll get back to you within three weeks.
  • Please note that we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful submissions.
  • Please be polite and patient.
  • Please note that your submission will be treated as a confidential matter.
  • As a matter of courtesy, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

Submit your book today!

Using the contact form below, submit your fantasy book to Talem Press for consideration!

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