We are interested in most literary genres--fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children's and graphic books alike. CAVEAT: While we'll say that we aren't interested in sci-fi, romance, or fantasy, what does that mean? Only you, the writers, know what there is, and we don't. If you think you'll change our minds, show us what you think would shake us up. How can we exclude what we haven't imagined?
What should you know about us? We are indeed small, and we are very open-minded. Upper Hand Press is owned and funded by the publisher, Ann Starr (read her Starr Review blog), who is excited by the arts and artists.
We have assembled an excellent board of editors who do not cut corners. We do not have interns select what gets our attention. Every submission is read by the publisher.
Because Upper Hand is a small press and the publisher works on all aspects of the process personally, publishing with us requires an equal hands-on commitment from its authors. The Press does not have separate departments for separate tasks. If you submit here, you know that acceptance is the beginning of success, not the end.
Be sure to note the suggestions on our Submission Checklist. Note also that we accept only EXCLUSIVE SUBMISSIONS. If we have reason to believe that yours is a multiple submission, we will return it. We make every effort to inform you of our decision within three months.
Note also that we require two forms of submission, one on paper, and one digital.
If you think we are the publisher for you, Upper Hand Press looks forward to hearing from you!
We welcome your questions or thoughts about Upper Hand Press, our books, and our plans. Use of this contact box is the most efficient way to reach us, and the one to insure the promptest response. Get in touch!
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While the telephone is not the best way to reach us, our phone will generally be covered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, major holidays excepted. If you need to leave a message, we'll try to call you right back.