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 - Mar 30, 2020), Fitzroy Books will only be open to Young Adult submissions. During our Acheven Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction (June 30 - September 30, 2020), Fitzroy Books will only be open to Middle Grade fiction.

During our Regal House contest period (The Petrichor Prize: April 15 - July 15, 2020), 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.

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, 2020 – March 30, 2020 : The Kraken Book Prize for Middle-Grade Fiction

 Accepting submissions April 15, 2020 – July 15, 20120 : The Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction

 Accepting submissions June 30, 2020 – September 30, 2020 : The Acheven Prize for Young Adult Fiction

Accepting submissions September 1, 2020 - November 1, 2020: 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 Kraken Book Prize for MG Fiction 

Accepting submissions January 15, 2020 – March 30, 2020

Winner Receives:

Book publication by Regal House Publishing in 2021/2022

$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 longlist on May 15 and the winner on May 30, 2020. 

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.



The 2020 Terry J. Cox Poetry Award 

  The Terry J. Cox Poetry Prize is awarded to honor a poetry collection, while also honoring the founder’s late father who held a lifelong  love of poetry.


Accepting submissions from November 15, 2019 – January 31, 2020


Winner Receives: Poetry publication by Regal House Publishing in fall 2020 in paperback and $1000 honorarium
The editors at Regal House Publishing will select their top five entries as finalists, and our judge, Peter Schmitt, will pick the winner on April 30, 2020. 


Eligibility:
Entrants must be at least 18 years of age.
Individual poems in the submitted manuscript may have been published  previously in magazines, journals, anthologies, chapbooks, or  self-published books, but these poems must be submitted as part of an  original manuscript and the author must retain copyright of the work.
Translations 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 48 pages, maximum of 100 pages of poetry
  • At least 11pt. font
  • The entries will have a blind reading, so please do NOT include  name, address, email address, and telephone number anywhere in the body of the  manuscript. DO include it in the Submittable cover letter form
  • 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. 

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.