The Editrixes at Sybaritic Press wanted an
easy-going, laid-back list of guidelines. And we had one at first. But our
first year of publication taught us that we had to crack the whip to avoid
major headaches. Thus, here is the revised list of guidelines:
mission of Sybaritic Press is to be a home for quality authors whose
works do not easily fit mainstream models for a bestselling title or a
stepping-stone for promising new authors to find a larger audience. As
booksellers and book buyers, the Editrixes have seen small presses
succeed in putting talented but marginalized authors in the public eye
where they flourish and move to larger arenas. Our tiny press is not
the avenue that will bring big fame or fortune. Our financial model is to one day have the press support the
cost of publishing new titles with a modest degree of promotion. Please
do not submit manuscripts to us in the hopes of quitting your day job.
Press welcomes quality fiction and poetry. We also accept sci-fi,
fantasy and horror novels (150 pages plus). Other genres and general
fiction will be considered on an individual basis.
must be at least 18 years old.
Press welcomes erotica of all lengths from poems to short stories to
we are open minded, a work may be rejected because of extreme violence
or poor taste. We include watersports and scat in that category.
do not accept any works involving sex with the underaged or with
submissions are allowed, but we must be informed.
published works are fine as long as the authors have the rights.
are old fashioned editors. We donít deal in word counts. We deal in
numbers of pages. A page is defined as double spaced with inch margins
on all sides in a 12 pt. regular font. Times New Roman or Arial are
preferred. No bold type, color type or oversized fonts as chapter
MUST be completed manuscripts. We do not have an editing staff to hone
an incomplete or rough draft into publishable condition. We edit for
grammar and typos. We do not want to endlessly format a book that
should be attached to the e-mail as .rtf or .txt files. The subject
line on the e-mail must contain the title of the work. We accept
electronic submissions only, because the final book output to the
distributor is electronic - even for print titles.
submissions MUST be accompanied by a one paragraph synopsis. It
helps us with what goes on the back cover and tells us that you know
what your book is about.
MUST be accompanied by a short (one or two paragraph) biography that
can include published works though previous publishing experience is
Press offers contracts with percentages of the net profits of sales.
Our royalties are comparable to most in the industry. The price of
each title will be determined by the publisher.
Press does not offer cash advances nor does it charge for its author
reports will be sent to the author on a quarterly basis.
will be paid on a quarterly basis.
remain with the author. The contract can be ended at any time with
books are produced as trade paperbacks with perfect binding. No odd
art can be provided but the publisher reserves the right of final
approval of cover designs. Difficulty over this issue will result in
withdraw of the publishing contract.
layout must conform to the common specifications of the printer.
Sybaritic Press reserves the right to final approval of layout.
Difficulty over this issue will result in withdraw of the publishing
author gets a free proof copy and may purchase additional copies
through sybpress.com at the publisherís price (typically $3 to $5
mail in response to a reply will result in rejection of future
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