Beginning July 1st, 2020, Vernacular Books will accept agented and unagented submissions of novelettes, novellas, and novels.
Writers from traditionally underrepresented groups are specifically encouraged to submit.
Novelettes: 8-12k words. 0.05/word. Query with cover letter and first five pages in the body of the email. Expect an initial response within a few weeks.
Novellas: 40-50k. Query with cover letter, synopsis, and the first ten pages in the body of the email.
Novels: 60K and up. Query with cover letter, synopsis, and the first ten pages in the body of the email.
Query with “Submission, [genre], and [title] in the subject to vernacularbookssubmissions at gmail dot com.
Suggestions: read what we’ve reviewed, or published, to see what kinds of work we like. Submit only polished, edited manuscripts ready for publication.
Vernacular Books is currently looking for a talented marketing guru and social media maven. Experience working or interning for a small press is a must, as is a passion for speculative fiction. MFA students and graduates, and writers with experience in publishing, are especially encouraged to apply.
This is a stipend position with performance-based incentives.
For more information or to express interest, please submit a short cover letter and resume to vernacularbookreviews [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject “Marketing Specialist”. Be prepared to supply references.