Written by Emily Harstone January 9th, 2020

Bedazzled Ink: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated January 31st 2020: They have temporarily closed to submissions. Check their website (link at the bottom) for updates.

 They are a small press that focuses on publishing women and women-identifying authors. The books they publish are on female protagonists and the female perspective.

Their mission statement is as follows: “Bedazzled Ink is dedicated to literary fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books that celebrate the unique and under-represented voices of women and books about women that appeal to all readers.”

Romantic relationships can be included in the book, but they can never be the primary focus of the plot.

The children’s books they publish are largely middle grade readers.

The non-fiction they are interested in includes biographies, historical, the arts, the sciences, nature and nature guides, feminism, cooking, gardening, travel and travel guides, ecology, politics, how-to, and sports. 

The covers of the books they publish leave much to be desired, but the content of the books i’ve read excerpts of, are good. Writers that have signed with them describe the contract as “Author Friendly”.

It is good to get a feel for what they’ve published in the past by visiting their catalog here.

They have distribution, though it appears limited, and I’ve never seen any of their books in stores.

The editors have more experience as readers and writers than publishers but they’ve now been around as a publisher since 2014, and before that there was a literary journal that the part of the editorial team ran for a decade.

To submit send a query letter along with a synopsis to the email address listed on their website.

To learn more, visit their website here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsThe 2019 Guide to Manuscript PublishersSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The Authors Publish Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Publishing.

She occasionally teaches a course on manuscript publishing, as well as a course on publishing in literary journals.



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