Written by Emily Harstone March 16th, 2023

Artemesia Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Artemesia Publishing was founded in 2004, and they describe themselves as a micro-publisher. Although based on the titles section of their website they publish work at the rate of one title per month, which is actually a lot more than many other small presses. They started out focused on nonfiction, particularly inspirational stories, but have since expanded into other genres, including children’s fiction, YA, and  genre fiction (mystery, sci-fi, etc).

They are based in New Mexico, and are distributed by IPG Books, as well as other distributors. They are fairly active on FB and use it to promote the authors they publish and their books. To get a good idea for what they actually publish they really encourage potential authors to purchase books first, which you can do here. On that page you can also see that the covers are a bit hit and miss, and always lean towards the more old fashioned side of things. But a lot of them are genre appropriate, which is important.

Their website is also a little old fashioned but it is easy to use and seems frequently updated. I also like how transparent they are on this page, where they break down what they do as a publisher. They disclose some important information on this page, but also play somethings close to the chest. They are upfront about paying advances, and about paying royalties based on net sales (not ideal), but other than saying it is a higher percentage than 10% they don’t disclose the details of this payment. They disclose that they do a content and a copy edit, which is also a good sign. They also disclose that they have about a 9-12 month turnaround time for publishing work, which is on the quicker side of things.

They do not publish poetry or sexually explicit material.

They only consider proposals, for both fiction and nonfiction. They share what they want that proposal to contain here. You can submit via the post or email, but please only submit if you feel like your work is a good potential fit.

To learn more about their submission guidelines, go here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2022 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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