Written by Emily Harstone June 17th, 2021

AM Ink: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

AM Ink is a Western Massachusetts based press that publishes quality biographies, children’s books, novels, and short story collections.  They’ve published more than 60 titles, including bestsellers. They have also sold television rights, and had movies made from their books.

They have two imprints. Dark Ink, their horror imprint, has released everything from celebrity biographies like Kane Hodder, to novels and short story collections. Most of what they publish falls under the Dark Ink Imprint.

Spooky Ink, their children’s imprint, publishes scary picture books for children and young adult novels. Children’s books must be fully illustrated.

They also publish work directly under the AM Ink name, presumably, because there are books in their store that don’t fall clearly into either category. You can see these books here.

Their book covers vary wildly, in terms of quality.

They do not publish Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Middle Grade, YA, Sci-Fi, Military, Poetry, Gothic Fiction, Children’s Chapter Books, Religion, Literary Fiction or Political based books.

Novels, non-fiction, and short story collections must be over 60,000 words to be considered and they only consider children’s books that have been fully illustrated and are over 24 pages in length.

They now have different reading periods for different genres:
Short Story Collections – June Only

Horror Novels – July Only

Children’s Books – Any Time

Film Related Titles -Any Time

All Other Titles – June 1st to August 1st

They do not disclose distribution on their website.

All work they accept by non-celebrities will be scheduled for publication in 2024 or later.

They are always open to children’s books and film related titles. They now have limited submission windows for horror novels, short story collections and all other titles. To learn more, go here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2020 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.



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