Briefly describe the publication and publishing house you represent.
PelicanBook Group: We are a smaller traditional press and have three imprints, White Rose, which publishes romance only, Watershed, which publishes young adult novels (not Middle Grade or Children's), and Harbourlight, which publishes all other genres. I will look at novels for all three imprints. All novels and short stories should be Christian fiction, though the message can be subtle or a theme.
SplicketyPublishing Group: We have three different magazine imprints for flash fiction: Havok, which is all things speculative fiction, Splickety Love, which is our romance imprint, and Splickety Prime, which is for all other genres. I am the editor for Splickety Prime. Being flash fiction, we will only take stories under 1000 words, but we have limited space for stories that long and acquire more stories in the under 700 word range. Our stories do not have to be Christian fiction in nature.
Do you publish first-time authors?
Yes (for both).
How can a writer best prepare for an appointment with you?
If you're pitching, I'd like to see the first chapter (or 10 pages), a one sheet, and having an elevator pitch and synopsis prepared is always a good idea.
If you're just asking questions or for feedback, have an idea of what you want to talk about.
For flash fiction, just the piece is fine.
Write-to-Publish will be held June 3 – 6
in the Chicago area.