Written by Emily Harstone

AM Ink: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

AM Ink is a Western Massachusetts based press that publishes biographies, children’s books, novels, and short story collections.  They’ve published more than 60 titles, including bestsellers.

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.

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 appear to put much if any effort into editing or promoting, with most of that work falling on the author.

They do not publish fantasy, romance, sci-fi, poetry, religion or political based books. All other genres are open for submissions. 

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.

They do not disclose distribution on their website, which leads me to believe they do not have one.

Only submit if you feel like your work would be a good fit for them. They ask that all submissions be made through the form on their website and that submitters only send a standard query letter. They will respond within two to four weeks.

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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