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Q: May I submit my work to your press even though I do not identify as trans or non-binary & I am not Two-Spirited?

A: The mission of ELP is to support writers who are gender non-conforming or gender-diverse. Thank you for your interest in the press, but we cannot accept your submission if you are not a member of our demographics. Please note that reading fees are non-refundable.


Q: May I submit a manuscript which I have also submitted for review with another press?

A: We prefer that you do not submit any work to us that is currently under consideration by another press. If you do, we ask that you indicate such when making your submission & that you contact us if it is selected elsewhere.


Q: After I submit my manuscript, when can I expect to hear from the press?

A: Within the first 24 to 48 hours, you will receive an email confirming that your submission has been received & the reading fee paid. Readers will review your work within 30 to 60 days & thereafter reply to the email address which you used to submit your manuscript.


Q: Why does the press charge a reading fee?

A: Reading fees generate a nominal and small income for the press, which helps to defray the costs of operation and administration. Readers who assess submitted manuscripts volunteer their time.


Q: Is there a deadline for submissions?

A: No, there is no deadline for submissions. We accept them on a continuous basis.


Q: Do you accept multigenre & multimodal works (e.g. manuscripts that include poetry, visual arts, & prose texts)? If so, how many pages of material should be submitted?

A: Yes. If your work includes prose as well as other modalities, please use the guideline for prose submissions. If your work includes only poetry or visual arts but no prose, please use the guideline for poetry submissions.  

Q: What if I cannot afford the reading fee to submit my work & I am a member of the press’ constituency?

A: Please contact the press directly at info@endlinepress.com to obtain a fee waiver.


Q: Why are your books more expensive than many others?

A: Most independent publishers rely on government-provided grants in order to afford the costs of production, allowing them to reduce the retail price of their books. These grant programs often stipulate that publishers print work by citizens of only their country in order to receive funding. Because our mandate is not nation-state-specific and because we do not discriminate based on an author’s nationality or citizenship, our organization is more reliant on book sales in lieu of government funding. Rest assured that 90% of our funds go directly to well-paid work for writers, editors, and designers, and all profits generated from book sales (after royalty payments) go directly into financing future book projects.


Q: How can I ask a question that is not answered in this list or on the site?

A: Submit your query below, & we will endeavour to reply as promptly as possible.


Q: What kinds of expenses does the press incur, outside of paying artists, editors, designers, & printers?

A: Having any kind of web prescence is necessary, & it comes with small, regular expenses like web & email hosting, payment processing, & shipping. See our Open Accounting page to learn more.

Updated 11-30-2023