Regal House, Fitzroy Books, and Pact Press are open for submissions from authors and literary agents. 

Please note that during the Kraken Book Prize for Middle Grade Fiction (Jan 15 - March 30, 2021), Fitzroy Books will only be open to Young Adult submissions. During our Acheven Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction (June 30 - September 30, 2021), Fitzroy Books will only be open to Middle Grade fiction.

During our Regal House contest period (The Petrichor Prize: April 15 - July 15, 2021), Regal House will be closed to general submissions.

Please note that we do not accept multiple submissions, but should we request a full, we commit to providing you with an answer within 12 weeks of receipt of the manuscript. 

Before submitting, please first identify the imprint appropriate to your work:

Regal House publishes contemporary and historical literary fiction, memoirs, short story collections via our W.S. Porter Prize, and poetry via our Terry J. Cox Poetry Award.

Pact Press publishes fiction, essays, and anthologies that speak to themes of social justice, immigration, LGBTQ concerns, racism, discrimination, homelessness, and poverty.

Fitzroy Books publishes children's books, middle-grade and young-adult fiction.

We accept only electronic submissions, which will be forwarded to our acquisition editors for careful consideration. We will notify you within  three to four weeks if additional chapters are required. Thank you for your interest in Regal House Publishing. The submission fees are nonrefundable so please take the time to make sure your documents are in order prior to submitting and that you are referencing the correct imprint.

The Regal House Awards Program:

 Accepting submissions January 15, 2021 – March 30, 2021 : The Kraken Book Prize for Middle-Grade Fiction

 Accepting submissions April 15, 2021 – July 15, 2021 : The Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction

 Accepting submissions June 30, 2021 – September 30, 2021 : The Acheven Prize for Young Adult Fiction

Accepting submissions September 1, 2021 - November 1, 2021: The W.S. Porter Prize for Finely Crafted Short Story Collections

 Accepting submissions from November 23, 2021 – January 31, 2021: Terry J. Cox Poetry Award


The 2021 Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction 

Accepting submissions April 15, 2021 – July 15, 2021

Winner Receives:

Book publication by Regal House Publishing in 2023

$1000 prize.

The Petrichor Prize will be issued to a work of finely crafted fiction.

The editors at Regal House Publishing will announce their longlist on August 31, 2021, and the winner on September 15, 2021.



Electronic Submissions

Submissions are invited only through Submittable or by post mail. We do not have the staff capacity to read or respond to manuscripts that are submitted by fax or email.

*Submission fee: $25

*Please note that, without the submission fee, we would not be able to accept contest submissions, or to offer a $1000 prize to the winner. As Regal House Publishing is a small press with limited staff capacity, contest submission fees allow us to maintain sufficient editorial resources for careful review of each and every manuscript. We understand that submission fees can be difficult to accommodate, but rest assured that because of them, your submission will be carefully read, reviewed, and considered for this prize. Thank you for your understanding.



Physical Submissions

All physical manuscripts must be mailed (or postmarked) to the below Regal House Publishing address by July 15, 2020. Please be sure to include the entry form and the $25 entry fee with your submission. Send one copy of each manuscript. Make check or money orders payable to Regal House Publishing. Do not pay by cash or credit card. Please be aware that individual notifications of results will not be sent via mail and writers mailing submissions will need to check the website on the above designated days for longlist and winner results.


Download the Entry Form



Eligibility:

Entrants must be at least 18 years of age.

Translations, previously published, and collaborative manuscripts are not eligible.

Employees and volunteers of Regal House Publishing, Pact Press, Fitzroy Books or The Regal House Initiative, their partners or spouses, their immediate families, or immediate family of the judge are not eligible.

Manuscript Format:


  • Minimum of 100 pages, maximum of 350 pages.


  • At least 11pt. font


  • The entries will have a blind reading, so please do NOT include name, address and telephone number anywhere in the body of the manuscript. DO include it in the Submittable cover letter form (or if by mail, include a separate cover letter with the above information.


  • Do not send artwork or photographs.


  • Paginate consecutively and include a table of contents


  • Attach publications acknowledgments, if any.


  • Please adhere strictly to contest dates. Neither late nor early manuscripts will be accepted.


  • Contestants may submit the manuscript elsewhere simultaneously, but must notify Regal House Publishing immediately if a manuscript is accepted by another publisher.


  • Once submitted, manuscripts cannot be altered. Winner will be given the opportunity to revise before publication.


  • Contestants may submit more than one manuscript, but a separate entry fee and entry form must accompany each manuscript.




Please note that Regal House Publishing is a small press with limited staff capacity,  submission fees allow us to maintain sufficient editorial  resources for careful review of each and every manuscript. We understand  that submission fees can be difficult to accommodate, but rest assured  that because of them, your submission will be carefully read, reviewed,  and considered by our editorial staff. Thank you for your understanding. 

Please note that Regal House Publishing is a small press with limited staff capacity,  submission fees allow us to maintain sufficient editorial  resources for careful review of each and every manuscript. We understand  that submission fees can be difficult to accommodate, but rest assured  that because of them, your submission will be carefully read, reviewed,  and considered by our editorial staff. Thank you for your understanding.