Before you submit your manuscript to us or any publisher, learn a bit about what they are actually publishing. You can find out what books and authors are on the DRB list by checking out our website. Currently, we are primarily interested in novel-length F/F genre fiction. We will also consider genre fiction featuring genderqueer, nonbinary, and trans characters. If you're writing along any of those lines, we hope you'll consider giving us a try. 

​Guidelines (the picky stuff)​
  • Electronic submissions only.

  • Word is our preferred format.

  • Use 12 pt black font, Garamond, Calibri, or something similar.

  • Indent paragraphs .25 inch.

  • Double space between lines.

  • Do not insert a blank line between paragraphs.

  • Include a title page with the following information: title of the manuscript, your legal name, pseudonym (if applicable), mailing address, email address, and approximate word count.

  • Include your last name and title of manuscript in the header.

  • Include page numbers at the bottom.

  • We use Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition and Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary as our primary reference materials.​

  • We currently accept original fiction only. We are not open to non-fiction or fanfic.

  • In the body of the submission email, please include genre, word count, and a plot summary.


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You can also contact us for more information.​

Whatever road you land on, we hope you kick up some dirt. Good luck!

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