Written by Emily Harstone November 7th, 2019

Encircle Publications: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Encircle Publications is a small press that focuses primarily on publishing mainstream fiction and mystery novels. But they also publish some other genres including poetry. They’ve only been around since 2016, but they’ve published a fair number of books at this point.

They started out only publishing mystery novels, but one of the owners is a long-time editor of a poetry journal. You can find out more about the staff, which is small, here.

The covers are a mixed bag, some are polished and appealing, others are dated and amateurish. You can get a feel for what they have published in the past here.

The website is focused on recruiting readers rather than writers which is a good sign, but there’s no information about distribution, which is frustrating.

It’s important to note that they also offer Author Services that involve a fee. This is completely separate from their publishing company. If they try to charge you money or redirect you towards the service side please report them to us right away by emailing support@authorspublish.com.

They are open to queries of 1,000 words or less. It’s important to follow their submission guidelines. All queries should be made electronically through their submission manager which you can find here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript Submissions, The 2019 Guide to Manuscript Publishers, Submit, 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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