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

Please note that during our Fitzroy contest periods (The Kraken Book Prize: Jan 15 - Mar 30, 2019, and The Acheven Book Prize: June 30 - Sept 30, 2019), Fitzroy Books will be open only to Young Adult submissions. 

During our Regal House contest period (The Petrichor Prize: April 15 - July 15, 2019), Regal House will be closed to general submissions. 

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.

We are also currently accepting submissions for our upcoming Pact Press anthology, Changing Tides

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 Regal House Awards Program:

 Accepting submissions January 15, 2019 – March 30, 2019 : The Kraken Book Prize for Middle-Grade Fiction

 Accepting submissions April 15, 2019 – July 15, 2019 : The Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction

 Accepting submissions June 30, 2019 – September 30, 2019 : The Acheven Prize for Young Adult Fiction

Accepting submissions September 1, 2019 - November 1, 2019: The W.S. Porter Prize for Finely Crafted Short Story Collections

 Accepting submissions from November 23, 2019 – January 31, 2020: Terry J. Cox Poetry Award


The 2019 Kraken Book Prize 

 Accepting submissions January 15, 2019 – March 30, 2019

Winner Receives:

Book publication by Regal House Publishing in 2020/2021

$500 honorarium

The Kraken Book Prize will be issued to a work of compelling fiction for the Middle-Grade market.

The editors at Fitzroy Books will announce their top 5 longlist finalists on May 30, 2019, and select a winner on June 30, 2019.

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. Please see our website for instructions on mailing physical contest submissions. 

*Submission fee: $25

*Please note that, without the submission fee, we would not be able  to accept contest submissions, or to offer a $500 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.

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 120 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.

Changing Tides: A Pact Press Anthology

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Pact Press, an imprint of Regal House Publishing in partnership with the Coral Restoration Foundation,  invites submissions to an anthology of environmental writing that  highlights the plight of the oceans. Submissions may range from poetry  to personal essays that particularly emphasize the international crisis.

Each piece must focus on the monumental shift taking place in the  world’s oceans. Topics may include effects of climate change, oil and  chemical pollution, overfishing, and buildup of plastic along shorelines  and in marine habitats. We welcome contributions from volunteers or  organizers of clean-up efforts, scientists who study marine life and  habitats, and conservationists with insight into sustainability  solutions, as well as individuals who can speak to the domestic and  international debates regarding policy changes.

The anthology’s purpose is to amplify awareness of ocean  environmentalism by examining the impact and compounding consequences of  industry and geopolitics. By featuring work that looks at different  facets of these problems, we intend to challenge writers and readers  alike to take part in what is fast becoming a global movement. This is a  call to arms, and we look forward to hearing your voices.

For  all accepted and published submissions, editorial work will be provided  free of charge. Net proceeds from the sale of the anthology will go  toward the Coral Restoration Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Key  Largo, Florida, with a focus on rebuilding coral reefs, creating  offshore nurseries, and educational outreach.  Contributors will not  receive financial remuneration for their submissions.

Guidelines for Submissions

Word limit: We encourage submissions in a range of  literary including but not limited to poetry, short fiction, personal reflections, essays, and articles but we  ask that authors do not exceed a maximum word limit of 3,500.

Deadline for receipt of submissions: March 18, 2019

Timeline for publication: June 2019. Accepted  submissions will be edited during the period of January 2019 through  April 2019. Please provide a valid email address for correspondence with  Pact Press editorial staff. If a contributor will not be available to  discuss proposed changes to her or his submission with the editorial  team, this should be noted on the original submission, and in these  cases, submission implies permission for the editors to make limited  stylistic changes at their own discretion.

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. 

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.