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Carson Press is more than a publishing house—it's a home for storytellers. So, if you have a manuscript that aligns with our vision and celebrates the power of diversity, we eagerly await your submission. Join us in shaping the literary landscape and bringing forth tales that will be cherished for generations to come. Together, we'll illuminate the world with the brilliance of your voice.

Submisison Guidelines

Submission Guidelines for Carson Press:

  1. Manuscript Format: Please submit your work as a Microsoft Word document or in PDF format. Ensure your manuscript is double-spaced, using a standard font like Times New Roman or Arial, with a font size of 12pt.

  2. Genres Accepted: Carson Press is currently accepting submissions in the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. We are particularly interested in stories that push the boundaries of imagination and captivate readers with their originality.

  3. LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Stories: We take immense pride in representing diverse voices. We welcome submissions from LGBTQ+ and BIPOC authors, as we are committed to showcasing their unique and powerful perspectives.

  4. Self-Published Work: Carson Press accepts self-published works. If you've previously self-published your manuscript and believe it aligns with our genres, themes, and values, we encourage you to submit it for consideration.

  5. Submission Process: To submit your work, please send an email to with the subject line "Submission: [Your Manuscript Title]."  In the body of the email, include a brief cover letter introducing yourself and your work.

  6. Synopsis: Attach a one-page synopsis of your manuscript, summarizing the plot, main characters, and the central themes explored in your story.

  7. Author Bio: Include a concise author bio highlighting your writing experience and any relevant background or achievements.

  8. Simultaneous Submissions: We accept simultaneous submissions, but kindly inform us if your work is currently under consideration by other publishers. If your manuscript gets accepted elsewhere, please notify us promptly.

  9. Response Time: We aim to review submissions promptly, but the process may take several weeks. Please be patient, and we assure you that every submission will be given thorough consideration.

  10. Multiple Submissions: You may submit more than one manuscript, but please send each submission in a separate email.

  11. Rights: By submitting your manuscript to Carson Press, you confirm that the work is original, and you own all rights to the content. If we decide to publish your work, we will discuss the specific rights and terms in our publishing agreement.

  12. Editing: While we appreciate well-polished work, our team of editors will collaborate with you on any necessary editing or revisions to ensure your manuscript reaches its full potential.


Thank you for considering Carson Press for your submission. We eagerly await the opportunity to explore the worlds you've created and join you on a transformative journey of storytelling.

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