Written by Emily Harstone April 29th, 2021

Blind Eye Books: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Blind Eye Books publishes science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and romance novels featuring LGBTQ protagonists. They are a print publisher and their book covers are beautifully designed and really stand out. The books they have published have won and been nominated for a number of awards, including the Lambda.

Most of what they publish is between 70,000 and 150,000 words. They do not list a distributor on their website but they appear to have a lot of community support and many of their works get great blurbs.

Unlike most publishers they are not interested in queries. They have very specific outlines for what information they are seeking, in terms of personal information, which they make clear here. The editor also includes a complete list of tropes they are very much over, so that is also worth reviewing. It’s on the same page, you just have to scan down.

Do not submit unless you feel like your work is a good fit.

They ask that you submit your whole manuscript, and a short synopsis of the work when you submit.

To get a better feel for what they’ve published in the past, visit their website 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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