Written by Emily Harstone March 18th, 2016

Jolly Fish Press: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Queries

Updated March 8th 2024

Jolly Fish Press was started in 2012. They are based out of Provo, Utah. Their authors have won numerous awards. They initially published a wide range of genres for adults, children, and young adults. They are now part of North Star Editions.

However, in the past year or so they have started to focus only on middle-grade and young adult books. They especially want books showcasing strong voices, unique stories, and diverse characters. The reason they stopped publishing adult books appears to be that North Star Editions bought them out around a year ago.

Their covers are well designed and appealing. It is easy to get a better idea of what they publish by browsing their titles. Their website is well organized and easy to navigate. It is oriented more towards selling books than recruiting authors.

You can learn more about the press and their staff, on the about us page. The information included in the acquisition editor bios are particularly helpful to help you know more about what they are interested in specifically.

They have switched over to having three reading periods a year. They are open to submissions in February and March, June and July, and October and November. They will automatically reject unsolicited submissions made outside of these periods.

To double check or learn more visit their website here.


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