Tolsun Books

Call :: Have a Great Idea for a Book?

Deadline: September 30, 2020
Tolsun Books is looking for a great idea to turn into a manuscript for publication. Please submit an informal query letter describing a literary project made from parts (poems, stories, essays, hybrid) that you’d like to develop into a full-length book in close collaboration with our editorial team. In the same document, include a small sampling of representative work that you intend (in some form) to be included in the final manuscript. We are accepting queries only from authors currently residing in the United States who have one or no books previously published or forthcoming in the proposed manuscript genre/form (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, etc.). Submission fee is $10. tolsunbooks.com

CANCELLED :: Tolsun Books’ Translation Chapbook Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2020
The Tolsun Books’ Translation Chapbook Contest, judged by Minna Zallman Proctor, will be held June 1st-July 31st, 2020. Submit a chapbook of about 25 pages of translated poetry, short stories, flash memoir, essays, or hybrids. We favor dynamic voices and non-traditional themes. Winner receives publication and 50 copies of their chapbook. See additional details at tolsunbooks.com/submissions.

**Update 6/29/20: Tolsun Books has decided to cancel this year’s chapbook contest.**

Call :: Tolsun Books 2020 Open Reading Period

Independent publisher Tolsun Books is open to unsolicited manuscripts made from parts through May 31. These can be either full-length or chapbook-length. Poetry, short stories, essays, hybrids, translations, and more. $15 fee. Free submissions accepted on the 15th of every month. Learn more…