"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Lamar University Press

Are you ready for the submission process? If so, consider university presses.

Lamar University Press will accept unsolicited submissions during the month of June only, beginning JUNE 1, 2013

They will consider:

Nonfiction: art, biography, books of regional interest for East Texas, business, cook books, creative nonfiction, economics, educational, health, histories, how-to, investing, juvenile, memoir, profiles, psychology, self help, travel, true crime, young adult.

Fiction: historical, juvenile, literary, mainstream short stories, young adult. We will consider high-quality genre fiction (mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, western).

Poetry: pay attention to craft, polish, sound, poetic devices, and use of imagery. While we will consider both traditional and free verse, we are not interested in seeing mere prose broken into lines.

Drama: plays for the stage. At this time we are not considering screen plays.

To learn more or submit your manuscript: http://www.lamaruniversitypress.org/


E.J. Wesley said...

Very cool! They're very diverse for a university press. Shared it with my G+ friends. :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Nice that they give unsolicited works a chance.


Very good post.


shelly said...


Hugs and chocolate,

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

Wonder how long they'll last accepting submissions like that? Very odd. Hope they stick around though ... for a long, long time. :)

Tara Grover Smith said...

Submitting to a university press is a great move if you don't want to go the self-publishing roue. I used to work for one, but alas, they are no more.
Still, one should be prepared for self-promotion. :)