NewLink Publishing: NewLink wants to review manuscripts in the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, and Horror.  We are looking for novels written in an active voice with minimal passive voice, and a clear, fixed point of view. If your work falls short of our standards, we supply a short evaluation why we rejected your novel.  After fixing any major problems, you may resubmit your work, along with a letter of explanation as to the improvements made.

Ink & Quill Publishers: We want to review manuscripts in the genres of General Fiction, Romance, Mysteries, Historical Fiction, and Non-Fiction.  Remember, we are looking for novels written up to today’s standards, ie: active voice with a clear, fixed point of view, minimum use of adverbs in exposition and minimal passive voice. If your work falls short of our standards. We supply a short evaluation why we rejected a novel. After fixing any major problems, you may resubmit your work, along with a letter of explanation as to the improvements made.

Read Submissions Guidelines       Ink & Quill   NewLink

Because of misunderstandings, we must be blunt. A quote we found on the internet “Profanity: A feeble mind’s attempt to express itself forcibly.” We do not publish stories using specific “curse” words. The F-Bomb is unacceptable, as is the S-Bomb. While used for shock value, we believe a great wordsmith will find better ways to make their characters assert their emotions. We publish family-oriented stories, so this is a strict rule for us. No matter how good your story is, we will reject it for those reasons alone. You can clean it up and resubmit if you so desire. We will reconsider it a second time.

  1. Please include your complete contact information
    1. Full name
    2. Address
    3. Phone number
    4. Email address
  2. A 1 page synopsis, including:
    1. Word count (This is a must) Preferred Word Count  55,000-85,000+ words
    2. Genre (Science Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction, etc.)
    3. Central character
    4. Stumbling blocks keeping the leading character from reaching his / her goals
    5. How does it end
  3. In the manuscript’s header Please include:
    1. Title
    2. Author’s full name
    3. Chapter & Page #
    4. Word Count
  4. First three chapters of the manuscript
    1. Please give us at least a 1-inch border around each page of the text for internal  notes

Submissions Staff

Jo A. Wilkins Acquisitions 
Jo’s looking for almost anything in the way of a submission, except fantasy. She is a content editor for Ink & Quill and NewLink and will read nothing that conflicts with our submissions guidelines. Her main interests are science fiction, mystery, historical memoirs and educational material (but it has to have an interesting presentation). She does not read or enjoy romance based novels. Contact me at joawilkins@mysticpublishersinc.com

Richard Draude IT and Book Covers
While working behind the scenes on book covers, and keeping our computers and servers running, Richard is also reads all our submission. As a writer of Science Fiction and an avid reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy, he offers valuable insight into a manuscript’s potential. richard@mysticpublishersinc.com

Janelle Evans (Managing Editor)
Janelle Evans is the author of the Rory’s Choice Series and the Young Adult novel Stuffed Souls. An avid reader, she has dabbled in every genre, but her favorites often fall into the Young Adult or New Adult category. As our managing editor, novels that interest her will have a strong opening—a hook that engages by at least the end of the first chapter. The characters need to have dimension, beyond just action and dialogue, with a clear POV throughout the story. She’s typically not the biggest fan of dystopian plots, but there have been a few through the years that exceeded her predictability issues and kept her reading long into the night. However, foul language and graphic sex scenes are a no for her. Yes, teenagers may swear and grope in their daily lives, but she is a believer that as authors, we should raise those impressionable minds from the gutter as much as possible.  Contact me at  janelle@mysticpublishersinc.com

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