Submissions

At Doubleback Books, we want great books to get encores. Although other publishers rescue works from obscurity that have fallen into the public domain, few reprint books from small, independent presses that have folded (often through no fault of their own) and left new, exciting books out of print before their time.

If you are the author of a book that has recently gone out of print since 2000 because the press closed, we want to read it. This year, our open reading period is July 15-August 31, 2022. We occasionally open briefly at other times, please follow Sundress for more information.

Authors of works that have gone out of print due to the closure of the original press may submit full-length or short books, including novels, novellas, chapbooks, short story collections, poetry collections, essay collections, and memoirs. Editors may also submit out of print manuscripts their presses published before closing.

Accepted manuscripts will be turned into downloadable e-books available for free. You can check out our titles on the “Titles” tab of this website.

To submit, email the following to doublebackbooks2014@gmail.com.

  • Your manuscript(s) in .PDF or .DOC format.
  • A brief cover letter in the body of the email telling us a little bit about your work and yourself, and noting the genre of the manuscript.
  • The name of the manuscript’s original publisher
  • The name and contact information of the publisher’s former editor-in-chief, if available.

Please note: we do not republish translated work or previously self-published work.

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