Submissions

General Information
 
If you are an author who lives in the Denver metro area, we'd like to hear from you. We work as publishing partners to authors who feel they are not ready to undertake the work and cost to self-publish. We are an independent traditional publisher and do not charge our authors any fees for services. We provide all editing, cover design, book layout, and other services necessary to get your book into the book distribution system.

Send query letters by email to submissions@thursdaynightpress.com. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Query letters should be placed in the body of an email or as an attachment in Microsoft RTF format.
 
Please limit queries to completed works only.
 
Works of Interest to Us
 
Few small publishers can do well without specializing, and we are no exception. We are foremost interested in well written new voices in the Colorado Rocky Mountain Front Range, both fiction and nonfiction. Within those categories, we would be most likely to consider works of the following types:
 
Non-fiction
  • narrative non-fiction, generally
  • quirky/offbeat, generally
  • non-clinical mental health works, such as memoirs of people affected by mental illness or disability
  • politics, social commentary
  • humor
  • gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender
Fiction
  • science fiction
  • fantasy
  • alternate history
  • comedy
  • thrillers
  • mysteries
  • with important characters who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender
Works You Should Not Submit
 
We are either not interested in or don't feel qualified to evaluate works involving the following topics or fiction types:
  • erotica (this does not disqualify fiction with erotic or sexual scenes that are part of a larger story)
  • romances (this does not disqualify romances as elements of stories in the genres listed above)
  • westerns
  • mainstream religion
 
Royalties
 
We do not pay advances on royalties. Royalties are based on net dollar receipts.