Call For Submissions: Prizm Books
Prizm Books is open to submissions in all categories.
Prizm Books is a line of Young Adult fiction, focused on providing great mainstream and LGBT stories in all genres, from science fiction to historical to contemporary
“Special Calls” information available here.
We publish all genres paranormal, contemporary, western, suspense, etc. We offer our readers basic YA books as well as Edgy YA books.
We publish lengths from 3000 words and up. Our pricing structure is based solely on word count.
All submissions to Prizm Books must adhere to the following guidelines or they will be discarded unread.
All submissions must specify if they are mainstream or LGBT characters as well as the genre. Acceptance preference will be given to stories with fully realized characters and highly developed story lines.
All manuscripts must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment in either .doc, .txt, or .rtf format.
Novel – 45,000 words and up (ebooks & print)
Novella – 20-45,000 words (ebook only)
Novelette – 10-20,000 words (ebook only)
Short Stories – Under 10,000 words (ebook only)
Young Adult Novels
Written for ages 12 and up.
Any genre (mystery, adventure, humor, historical, contemporary, fantasy, etc.).
Any subject matter, from light romance to high fantasy.
“Edgy Young Adult” includes often taboo subjects such as sexuality, abuse, mental illness, etc.
All submissions must
Be spell checked and edited for grammar.
Be single spaced with a space in between paragraphs. Indents at the beginning of paragraphs are not necessary. Any submissions with severe formatting problems (ie: blocks of text with no paragraph breaks, illegible fonts) will not be read.
Labeled in subject line of email as a submission, and include if mainstream or LGBT and the genre
Include a word count and a brief synopsis of the work.
All spelling should be in American English
Include a short bio of the author along with the author’s contact information. Authors may use a pseudonym for their work, but we will need full legal names and contact information for contracts. All information will be kept in the strictest confidence.
We will not accept stories with pedophilia; incest or those containing rape for titillation or other gratuitous violence. We will not accept stories with bestiality (relationships with animals occurring in natural life not including shapeshifters). We will also reject stories that are clearly a copyright infringement, including any that have been converted from fan fiction or that are based on TV shows, movies, or literary characters. We do accept simultaneous submissions, however we require you to update us if there is any interest in your submission from another publisher or if it is accepted elsewhere. We do accept multiple submissions.
Unsolicited manuscripts are accepted at any time. Please remember, however, that current projects take precedence, and while we will acknowledge all submissions in a timely manner, it may take some time for one of our editors to review your work. Please allow 3-8 weeks for a response. All accepted works will need to be provided to us as an electronic file, and please note we are now using electronic contracts.