Who we are
MANIFOLD PRESS is a new e-publishing venture based in the UK, run by two authors of longer-standing and more experience than we care to admit. We will mainly be publishing male-male fiction set in the present, the historical past, or an alternative version of either. We will also consider female-female fiction with these settings, but this is not our principal area of interest or expertise.
What we’re looking for
We are looking for plot and/or romance, either love stories between same-sex partners or stories in different genres – mystery, adventure, etc. – in which the main protagonists just happen to be gay. Your story need not (indeed should not) be wall-to-wall sex and there is no minimum sex scene requirement.
What we’re offering
We’re calling ourselves a ‘semi-pro’ press; we’re going to run things on a professional basis as far as we can although we’re starting very modestly. What this means for authors is that you will receive a proper contract (initially for two years with an option to renew) and royalties, which will be paid quarterly. We’ll discuss all this with you before the contract is signed, so that you understand exactly what you’re getting into.
Our first list
Our first four titles will be published on 1 May 2010; watch this LJ and our website for details. (We’ll post the address of the website as soon as we have it up and running.) Meanwhile, friend us here for up to date information on our project as we get it ready for launching.
How you can be involved
If you are an aspiring author of male-male or female-female fiction, please PM us with your current e-mail address and we will send you our PROSPECTUS FOR AUTHORS. We are presently searching for stories of 40,000 – 100,000+ words suitable for inclusion in our November list.
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT UNSOLICITED FICTION; WE SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE THE TIME OR THE FACILITIES TO READ IT!