Parvus Press: Accepting Full Manuscript Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone

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UPDATED April 7, 2021: Their site is listed as under maintenance. This is a probably a bad sign but could be a good one.

Updated August 25, 2020 – They are taking this summer to re-assess their strategies and decide which route to take forward. They will not be responding to submissions till early fall. Do not submit to them during this time.

Parvus Press is a new digital first publisher of science fiction and fantasy novels. They have been around for over three years now. The first book they published one book sold over 4,000 copies. They have now published four books, all four have received good reviews. They have four books currently scheduled to be released in 2019. Currently they are seeking manuscripts to be published in 2020.

They will be open to submissions from the first of January through the 28th of February.

Parvus Press recently landed a print distributor (Baker + Taylor) and they are no longer print on demand, which is a good sign.

Although they are still very new, they have an excellent, easy to use, website. They have a good track record with the books they have published. They seem to be actively trying to get an established reputable distributor for their books. They also have a reputable editor on board who has worked with Chuck Wendig. The two founders of the company appear to have a solid background in marketing, which is not the same as publishing, of course, but is a step in the right direction.

Also, they are offering advances of up to $1000 dollars, although standard advances are $500. It is a little disappointing that in the three years they have been in business the amount of advances they have offered has significantly declined (they started out at $3,500).

I like the fact that they have very clear submission guidelines. They are currently accepting full manuscript submissions. They say they respond to all submissions within 90 days, but I have heard otherwise. I have also heard reports that the editors can be difficult to communicate with, so please take that into consideration

You can visit the main page of their website here.

 

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