At Doubleback Books, we believe that out of print should not mean out of mind. Although other publishers rescue works that have fallen into the public domain from obscurity, few reprint books from small, independent presses that have folded during the twenty-first century and (often through no fault of their own) left new, exciting books to go out of print before their time.
If you are the author of a book that has recently gone out of print because the press closed, we want to read it. Our open reading period is typically May through August. We occasionally open briefly at other times, please follow Sundress for more information.
Authors of works that have gone out of print due to the closure of the original press may submit full-length or short books, including novels, novellas, chapbooks, short story collections, poetry collections, essay collections, and memoirs. Editors may also submit out of print manuscripts their presses published before closing. To be eligible, works must have been both published and out of print after 2000.
Accepted manuscripts will be turned into downloadable e-books available for free on the Sundress Publications website. Previous titles include Karyna McGlynn's Alabama Steve, Jehanne Dubrow's The Hardship Post, and Virginia Chase Sutton's What Brings You to Del Amo.
To submit, email the following to email@example.com:
Please note: we do not republish translated work or previously self-published work.