Thank you for your interest in submitting your book to Starry Ink Press, LLC!
Submissions are currently closed. Please check back in January 2022.
Our Most Recent Submission Period Ended: August 14th 2021 For Publication: Late 2022-Early 2023 Final Decisions To Be Announced: Friday, September 3rd 2021
Language(s) Being Accepted: English Book Length: 50,000-110,000 words per book Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Middle-grade, YA, New Adult, or Adult ("trade") Sub-Genre: Space Opera, Space Travel, Sci-Fi Dystopian, Dark Fantasy, Epic Fantasy -Other genres/lengths are not being accepted at this time.-
Max Number Of Books/Series We're Looking To Sign: 1 Sci-Fi & 4 Fantasy Agent Required To Submit: No; queries from both agents and author are welcome
Signing Bonus*: $500 per book signed (paid upon our receipt of the manuscript), no cap for series, series are welcome
Royalties: Author receives 25% royalties of all ebook, print, and audiobook sales until Starry Ink Press recoups our investment, and then a 50% royalty for the remainder of the contracted term once our investment is recouped.
Do authors have to pay to be published? No. Our authors NEVER pay a penny to be published with us. We pay YOU.
Contract Term: We are offering a 10-year exclusive contract term for the print, ebook, and audiobook production, distribution, and marketing rights of the signed book(s).
Are Previously Self-Published Books Welcome: Yes, previously and currently self-published books are welcome. Where to Submit: Please submit your pitch here when submissions reopen (sign up for our monthly newsletter HERE for updates on upcoming submission periods).
What Should Be Submitted: -The title of your book -The genre of your book -The first sentence of chapter 1 (not the first sentence of the opening/prologue/intro) -1 random paragraph from the middle of the book -The final sentence of the last chapter of the book (not the epilogue or backmatter)
Please have a query letter, full synopsis (2 page minimum), and the first chapter of your book (no openings/prologues/intros) ready to submit if additional information is requested.
*Our signing bonuses are NOT an 'advance' against your future royalties. One of the Starry Ink Press differences our authors receive are royalties starting with the very first book sale. Our signing bonus is a good-faith gesture of our commitment to your book.