Written by Erica Secor September 15th, 2016

Amberjack Publishing: Now Accepting Submissions

UPDATED August 2020 – They were acquired by Chicago Review Press and appear to no longer be open to general submissions.

Amberjack Publishing was founded in 2014 as an independent publisher. With locations in New York and Idaho they actively seek commercial, literary, and children’s fiction. They are particularly interested in children’s book manuscripts with a focus on diversity for their Little Adventures imprint. At this time, the only nonfiction they accept is memoir. As of September 16th, 2016, they are no longer accepting children’s or early reader manuscripts

Submission Process: Amberjack Publishing accepts submissions via two avenues: either their online submissions page or through Authors.me which is a submissions app platform for writers, publishers, and agents alike.

Distribution: Amberjack Publishing currently has twelve titles (eleven fiction and one memoir) in print and distributed through Midpont Trade.

This number does not include several titles under the Little Adventures imprint.

All of their books are available for purchase from Midpoint, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indie Bound, though some of purchase links are broken.

For anyone interested in the authors: a pleasant surprise was the photo-heavy and well written Authors page.

Editorial Process: While Amberjack Publishing’s editorial process is not clear, their blog is updated several times a week and some editorial information may be found in the “Writing Tips” category.

Overall Thoughts: Overall, the Amberjack Publishing website is simple, aesthetically pleasing, and easy to navigate. While there is an events calendar, it is difficult to tell if an event is actually a public event or just an announcement of a book release. Among the many social media buttons at the top of the site, I was pleased to see a LinkedIn page, which tells me they welcome professional connections.

Amberjack Publishing welcomes questions, comments, and correspondences here.

Bio: Erica Secor earned her Ed.M. in English Education from SUNY Buffalo. She lives with her husband and dogs in South Carolina. When she is not teaching college English, she writes non-fiction. Erica welcomes connections via @TheDavisGirl or LinkedIn.


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