Written by Emily Harstone September 10th, 2020

Camel Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Camel Press is the genre imprint of Epicenter Press. Camel Press publishes genre work, focusing primary on mystery, including the following sub-genres: suspense, cozy mystery, mystery thrillers, and romantic suspense. They also publish romance, both contemporary and historical and will consider general fiction, historical fiction and westerns, particularly if the author has a strong promotional plan.

Camel Press has distribution through Ingram, which isn’t ideal, but they also have relationships with a number of wholesalers. They’ve been around for over twenty years and most of the books they publish seem to receive positive reviews and sell a fair number of books on Amazon.

The website is geared towards readers, not writers. The book covers are hit or miss, but genre appropriate. Their FB page was last updated in 2018 so they are not very active on social media.

They have detailed and thoughtful submission guidelines. Please read and follow them carefully. They are open to submissions from established authors who have had books fall out of print, as long as these books are not available online. They are not interested in reprints under any other circumstance.

They ask that you submit the first fifty consecutive pages of your novel, a biography, and a synopsis, as well as strong promotional plan.

Their PDF outlining submission guidelines is here.

To learn more or to submit, go 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.

You can follow her on Facebook here.


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