We are a new "small" press. We do not intend to stay small, so we are at present working with specific, established authors in order to build our line. We will not accept unsolicited submissions; we will return unsolicited submissions unopened or discard them. We will accept queries exclusively from accredited author representatives and literary agencies, and only for established or otherwise recognized authors. Literary agents who believe that their clients' work might match our publishing requirements may contact us with inquiries only--no manuscripts, outlines, or synopses without prior approval of the query, please. Agents may contact us via telephone, e-mail, or regular mail. Please bring submission queries to the attention of our staff by using the notation, "Acquisitions Editor."
We may at some point in the future open our submission process to first-time and/or unrepresented authors. At such time we will indicate the change in our policy.
Exceptions: We have and will continue to invite submissions from specifically chosen published authors, whether or not they are presently represented. Example: A writer who has published a short story in a professional, semi-pro, or (acceptable) fan venue. Our editors and associates often attend literary and media conventions at which we take note of readings by such authors and may invite queries and submissions based on that. Under no circumstances will we invite or accept manuscripts, solicited or otherwise, from new, unpublished, unrepresented authors while attending conventions. If invited at a convention to make a submission or send a query, an author will be asked to submit it by email or regular mail.
In other words, the best way to break in if you've not published a novel and aren't represented by a literary agent is to publish short fiction in some venue that is acceptable to the convention organization, secure an invitation to read your work there, and do a great reading when we happen to be there.
We do not plan to publish short fiction/anthologies until we've established our brand with our novels. If you are a short fiction writer or anthologist, please take this into consideration.