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Submissions

One Idea Press publishes a diverse array of books each year. We happily accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essay and short story collections, children’s and illustrated literature for consideration. It is our mission to cultivate creative diversity within our press and within our community.

How to Send Us Your Work: Previously unpublished material only. We accept submissions through email. If submitting through email, please email your manuscript as one document to hello@oneideapress.com. Include your query letter as the body of your email and title the subject of your email “[genre] submission.” Do not mix genres in the same submission.

Formatting Your Manuscript: All manuscripts should be in 12-point type, with at least one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. Fiction and nonfiction should be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced. The author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address should be typed at the top of the first page. Contributors are asked to include a brief biographical note with their submissions.

Timing: Submissions may be sent to us at any time, year-round.

Response Time: Our response time varies from four to twelve weeks, with the slowest times usually being August/September and December-February.

Simultaneous Submissions: We accept multiple submissions, but ask that they are sent separately.