Tuesday, September 14, 2021

SCANTIC BOOKS ~ HOME

 

SCANTIC BOOKS ~ HOME

~~  We will be OPEN to submissions September 1, 2021.  ~~

Scantic Books is a small, independent publisher located in New England.

The Scantic River flows through many small towns of Connecticut and Massachusetts and brings with it local history and lore. Named after a local Native American tribe who settled nearby, the Scantic roars in the spring, murmurs in the summer, and once powered such mills as the Hazard Gunpowder Company. This hidden river in the heart of New England now lends its name to a publishing house dedicated to bringing previously unknown authors to light.

Our Editors:
Are experienced writers, editors, and instructors who work in higher education teaching English (Composition, Literature, Creative Writing, Communication, etc) to college students. They are widely traveled, have held seminars on writer's block, led fiction writing and journalism clubs, and have served as reviewers and tutors for other authors. They are animal lovers, newspaper columnists, and literary club advisors. They believe small press has the ability to publish voices that otherwise may go unheard by major publishing corporations. They believe in working closely with their authors to produce and publish quality literature that all involved can be proud of.
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What We Are Looking For:
In FICTION:
Women’s Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror (for Horror think scary, not buckets of blood.) Short Story Collections, Novels and Novellas, Young Adult, and Children’s Literature.  Limited Historical Fiction.
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In NON - FICTION:
Memoir, Essay Collections, Politics/Current Events.
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We are now accepting GRAPHIC NOVELS.  Finished PDFs only.  If your novel falls under one of the genres listed above (For example, fantasy), and is finished in PDF format, send it along!
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What We DON’T Look For:
No Romance, Dystopia, Mystery, Religion.
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What Acquisitions would LOVE to see:
We are opening submissions for a new female-focused anthology: My Favorite Bra.  Please see the anthology page for submission details!
 
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS TO SCANTIC BOOKS:
Please send a cover letter, synopsis, and first 15-25 pages in the body of the email to: ScanticEditors@yahoo.com Be sure to include the word QUERY in the subject line, followed by the title of the manuscript. For example: Query - Heartbreak Hill.  No attachments unless requested.
Questions? Contact us via email.  We are also on Facebook.
We never charge reading fees.

Anthology: My Favorite Bra

 Anthology:  My Favorite Bra  ---  Submission Details

Now accepting submissions for a new female-focused anthology from Scantic Books.  

My Favorite Bra:  Thing women can't let go of, but really should.

A collection of personal essays, poetry and fiction describing a woman's experience with things (either literally or metaphorically) that she can't let go of, but really should.  It could be an old bra she's had since college.  A key to a locker in a high school she despised.  It could be a lock of hair from an ex boyfriend.  Or a reoccurring dream.  How does she let go?  Or does she decide to hold on?

For personal essays and fiction, no minimum but no more than 2,000 words.

For poetry, no more than 60 lines.

Flash fiction and memoir are welcome as long as they fall within word count.  

We will be accepting submissions for this anthology from October 1, 2021 through January 1, 2022.  Authors will be notified in January of publication.  Payment will be one free copy of the anthology. 

Please send your submission in the body of the email to: ScanticEditors@yahoo.com Be sure to include the word QUERY in the subject line, followed by the title of your submission and the title of the anthology. For example: Query - The Key - My Favorite Bra.  No attachments unless requested.
Questions? Contact us via email.  We are also on Facebook.


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Submission Guidelines

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

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GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS TO SCANTIC BOOKS:
Please send a cover letter, synopsis, and first 15-25 pages in the body of the email to: ScanticEditors@yahoo.com Be sure to include the word QUERY in the subject line, followed by the title of the manuscript. For example: Query - Heartbreak Hill.  No attachments unless requested.
Questions? Contact us via email.  We are also on Facebook.
We never charge reading fees. 

What We Are Looking For:
In FICTION:
Women’s Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror (for Horror think scary, not buckets of blood.) Short Story Collections, Novels and Novellas, Young Adult, and Children’s Literature.  Limited Historical Fiction.
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In NON - FICTION:
Memoir, Essay Collections, Politics/Current Events.
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We are now accepting GRAPHIC NOVELS.  Finished PDFs only.  If your novel falls under one of the genres listed above (For example, fantasy), and is finished in PDF format, send it along!
 *
What We DON’T Look For:
No Romance, Dystopia, Mystery, Religion.
 *
What Acquisitions would LOVE to see:
We are opening submissions for a new female-focused anthology: My Favorite Bra.  Please see the anthology page for submission details!

"Dragon Slayer" by Jessica Barone

Scantic Books is proud to present the conclusion of Jessica Barone's thrilling four-book Shadowlands series, Dragon Slayer. 

 
Something is killing the coven. Old friends and enemies show up at Jason’s door asking for protection. Julia has her hands full with Jonathan, who seems to be pulling away and searching for a new companion. But blood is thicker than water, and Julia must come to Jason’s aid if any of the cover hard to survive. When it turns out that a necromancer has taken control of Alexander, Julia, Jason, and Jonathan must put aside their differences to keep the family alive.
 

"Crazybugs" by Julie Ann Rea

Scantic Books is proud to present "Crazybugs" by Julie Ann Rea!

Heather, a young novelist, is immobilized with writer's block and a badly broken leg. Then bed bugs carrying a deadly disease infest her apartment. Her circumstances set her creativity afire. But as she is bedeviled by parasites, poverty, and ill health, her sanity slips away. Will she get it back before she loses everything?
 

 
 
Find this exciting and timely novel here: https://www.amazon.com/Crazyb.../dp/B0915BFWG9/ref=sr_1_1...

"Positively Toward the Negative" by John Sheirer

 

Scantic Books is proud to present "Positively Toward the Negative" by John Sheirer.
 
"Positively Toward the Negative" collects four years of John Sheirer’s popular columns from his hometown paper, The Daily Hampshire Gazette. Each piece features Sheirer’s trademark ability to connect complex issues with everyday experience. Strong-willed but not inflexible, literary but not abstract, humorous but not cynical, and insightful but not pedantic, Sheirer’s accessible essays offer a look at specific moments in this crazy time that we’ve been slogging through while also placing events from 2016 to 2020 in the context of deeper history, society, and culture. Readers will experience this book as an important conversation with a trusted friend who comforts, challenges, and inspires—all at the same time.
 
 
You can order "Positively Toward the Negative" here:

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Write Time Services

 Write Time Services

 

Maybe you have a great idea for a book, but don't know where to get started.  Maybe you want to submit your work to an agent or publisher, but don't know which witch is which.  Maybe your mortal enemy is the comma.  Maybe you have an essay due and just need an extra set of eyes.  Jessica has years of experience in writing, editing, proofreading (and correcting a gazillion student essays) and has very reasonable fees.  She will work with you one and one to make your writing the best it can be.

Jessica is one of our Editors here at Scantic Books and offers this service separate from our submission review process.  If you have a book idea but it's not quite ready for submission, check out Write Time Editing Services here: writetimeservices.blogspot.com