Please read these guidelines thoroughly before you submit any work to Wild Child Publishing.
Wild Child Publishing is a non-subsidy publishing house. We are not a vanity press or self-publishing site. We pay royalties of 40% on electronic formats and 10% of the wholesale print price. There is no charge to authors.
We publish non-fiction on most subjects and most genres of fiction. New writers as well as cross-genre experimental styles and short story collections are welcome. We do not accept any pornography, works promoting hatred of any kind (racial, sexism or homophobia included), violence or profanity not pertinent to the story line, fan fiction or erotica. (If you are interested in submitting erotica, please visit our sister site Freya's Bower.) We accept minis (5,000-9,999), short stories (10,000-29,999 words), novellas (30,000-50,000 words), category novels (50,001-70,000 words), and novels (70,000 words and up). All works must be in English at this time.
Both authors and agents may submit material.
Works most likely to be accepted: crime, romantic works, historical, horror, science fiction, fantasy, self-help, general interest non-fiction, inspirational, and literary fiction. Those least likely to be accepted: poorly written stories with a lot of grammatical/spelling errors, imitations of any kind (King, Tolkien, Devereux, Prachett, Crichton, Agatha Christie), a story with an unimaginative plot line, boring characters and yawn-inducing dialogue, and anything that shows the author hasn't read these guidelines. Emails promoting a website where you have a 'really great book' for our review will be deleted without consideration.
We do all of our business online. All communications will be made via email.
All works submitted must be your original creation, free of all legal constraints. In other words, you must own all copyright and publishing rights to your book. You cannot have a contract with another publisher on submitted work. If the work has been previously published, we will only accept it if the rights have reverted to you. Unless otherwise agreed upon, Wild Child Publishing retains the first option rights to publish a print copy for sale.
We highly recommend that less experienced authors do their research before submitting to us or anywhere else. Read works we have accepted, style guides, reference books, 'how-to' books and as many books in your preferred genre as possible. Books like Stephen King's On Writing, Diane Hacker's A Writer's Reference, 5th ed., Michael Seidman's The Complete Guide to Editing Your Fiction, Orson Scott Card's Characters and Viewpoint, Geraldine Wood's English Grammar for Dummies, and Strunk & White's The Elements of Style are available through Amazon or can be found at your local library. Join critique groups to help hone your writing skills. Helping others find their strengths and weaknesses is a wonderful way to discover what you need to work on. Writing workshops are also available at most local community colleges or online.
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All books accepted for publishing by Wild Child Publishing will be subject to editing. If you are not open to suggestions and/or recommendations, do not submit.