Ink Smith Publishing’s submission period runs January 1 to July 31. We have a closed reading period ranging from August 1 to December 31. Any submissions received during our closed reading period will be considered the following reading period. 

Genres Accepted

*Currently, Ink Smith Publishing is looking for Young Adult and New Adult novels in the following sub-genres.

Adventure: Epic, Imaginary Voyage, Lost World, Sea Story
Fantasy: Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Heroic, Historic, Magic, Science Fantasy, Paranormal, Shapeshifting, Sword and Sorcery, Urban Fantasy, Medieval
Apocalyptic, Vampire, Magic Realism, Gothic, Paranormal, Zombie
Alternate History, Near Future, Apocalyptic, Superhero, Steampunk, Time Travel
Conspiracy Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Techno-thriller

When submitting your novel please follow the guidelines below. All information should be included in the body of your email. No attachments will be opened.

  1. Please put the following in your subject line: Query, Your Last Name, Title of Your Book. Emails that do not follow this format will be flagged as spam and deleted.
  2. Tell us about yourself! Include a short bio, where you are from, previous publications if you have any, and links to your social media accounts. 
  3. Please provide word count, genre, and synopsis.
  4. Your marketing ideas, in the event we move forward with your manuscript for publication. We expect our authors to be active in the marketing of their titles alongside our efforts. 
  5. The first three chapters of your story copied and pasted into the body of the email. No attachments will be opened.
  6. Send your query to

Not following above guidelines will result in automatic rejection.

At this time, we do not accept the following:

1. Previously published novels
2. Fan Fiction
3. Submissions outside the U.S./Canada
4. Incomplete manuscripts
5. Non-fiction, Middle Grade, Romance, or Children’s Books.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!