Deadline January 1, 2022 (must be received by this date). Aesthetic Press is a new independent publisher dedicated to discovering and promoting Black, Indigenous, and POC fiction writers. Editor Ivana Sanders says, "We are looking for: commercial, upmarket fiction (fiction only) in the form of novels, novelettes, and novellas. We accept Adult, Young Adult, and New Adult. We are particularly interested in compelling storylines/characters, anti-heroes, thrillers, psychological thrillers, dark, dark humor, emotional, drama (even elaborate/absurd drama), mysteries, murder mysteries, super villains, dystopian, forbidden romance, dark romance, stories that reflect reality/current events/social justice, reality bending tales, quirky, academia, historical/period, stories with series potential, single author anthologies...all genres and themes are welcome and will be considered, but the listed ones are our absolute favorites!" Send a query letter, 1,000-word synopsis, and first 50 pages or first 3 chapters. Follow the formatting guidelines on the website.
Published: February 4, 2021