Compass Press is currently closed to submissions but we plan to open in 2012. Please check back soon for exciting news about a contest in which the winner will get a contract with Compass Press!
Compass Press expects highly polished manuscripts that have been thoroughly edited by yourself. First drafts are not accepted. However, unagented manuscripts are welcome. Only one manuscript submission per author at a time is permitted. If you have written a series please indicate that in your query but do not send along anything in regards to other novels unless asked to do so.
What we're looking for:
Our main focus is on fantasy (in all its sub-genres such as urban fantasy, epic, dark, paranormal, etc.), science fiction (in all its many sub-genres, such as steampunk, hard sci-fi, light, etc.), and we publish both adult and young adult novels. We only publish fiction.
Submissions must be emailed and must contain the following:
*A brief query letter describing the work along with a short author bio describing what you've done to build your platform.
*The first ten pages of the manuscript in standard format (double spaced, basic font, 12 point or smaller~depending on the font).
*No attachments are allowed. You must copy and paste everything within the email. Attachments will get your submission caught in spam and you will not receive an answer.
Due to the amount of submissions we receive, response times vary from hours to a few months. Please be patient and do not send a follow up email unless it has been at least six months since you sent your submission. If your submission does not follow the guidelines above, it will be rejected.