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

During our Regal House contest period (The Petrichor Prize: April 15 - July 15, 2022), Regal House will be closed to general submissions.

Please note that we do not accept multiple submissions, but should we request a full, we will endeavor to provide you with answer within 12-16 weeks of receipt of the manuscript. Also, please understand that, due to our limited resources and small staff, we are not able to respond to individual editorial queries on Submittable after the submission process for the manuscript has been completed.

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.

Fugere Books publishes novellas, with a word count between 17,000 and 40,000 words.

Pact Press publishes nonfiction 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. In your accompanying query, please include: two comparable titles published within the last five years, a one paragraph description of the novel, your author bio, and the novel's word count.

The Regal House Awards Program:

Accepting submissions February 15, 2024 - May 15, 2024: The Fugere Book Prize for Finely Crafted Novellas

 Accepting submissions April 15, 2023 – July 15, 2023 : The Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction

Accepting submissions September 2, 2023 - December 1, 2023: The W.S. Porter Prize for Finely Crafted Short Story Collections

 Accepting submissions from November 23, 2023 – January 31, 2024: Terry J. Cox Poetry Award

$25.00

Accepting submissions for the 2024 Fugere Prize: Feb 15, 2024 – May 15, 2024 


Fugere Book Prize 

Winner Receives: $1000 and book publication by Regal House Publishing The editors at Regal House Publishing will announce their longlist on July 15, 2024, and the winner on August 1, 2024. 

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

*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. 

Eligibility: Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. 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 17,000 words, maximum of 40,000 words.
  • 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.
$5.00

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. Note: Pact Press no longer accepts works of fiction. Please consider submitting to Regal House Publishing (adult fiction) or Fitzroy Books (Middle-Grade and YA). 

$5.00

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. 

$5.00


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.