Crimson Dragon Publishing – Submission Guidelines
We are currently looking for fiction manuscripts in these genres:
Young Adult Fiction
Submissions are preferred in electronic format. Email your manuscript as an attachment to submit (at) crimsondragonpublishing (dot) com. (To prevent spam, we have not formatted our email with symbols, please replace the words in parenthesis with appropriate symbols when addressing your email.)
Payment rates: Competitive.
Preferred length: 90,000 – 130,000 words (Children’s titles excepted). We do not publish novellas (under 50,000 words, typically) but will consider collections and anthologies that meet the length requirement overall.
Query letters are not necessary or desired. We prefer complete manuscripts accompanied by a synopsis. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
Your manuscript should be formatted as follows:
Word Document (.docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) files only. We will not review any other file format. Please proofread your manuscript carefully before submitting. We will copyedit, but excessive editing will delay an accepted book’s release and may result in rejection.
At the beginning of your file, list the title, your real name, pen name (if applicable), email address, postal address, and daytime telephone number. Also include your desired cover treatment, a proposed teaser page, author biography, and any other information that you deem useful for marketing your work. Start the body of work with a next page break.
Save your manuscript as a single file.
The body of work must be in Times New Roman, 12 point font, with 1 in margins on all sides. Use paragraph formatting with ½ in first line indent, double space, no extra spaces between paragraphs. Use italics for emphasis; bold does not show up well in all fonts. Center chapter heads and scene breaks (***, etc.)
Please do not use text boxes, sidebars, header, footers, or any special fonts or non-standard formatting. If your book has illustrations you have prepared yourself, note their locations and a brief description, if accepted we will contact you for artwork.
For illustrated children’s titles, attach a separate pdf file with an example of your artwork.
If you have any questions concerning these guidelines, or problems in formatting your submission, you may contact us at info (at) crimsondragonpublishing (dot) com. (To prevent spam, we have not formatted our email with symbols, please replace the words in parenthesis with appropriate symbols when addressing your email.)
If you cannot submit electronically, please print your manuscript in standard format: Double-spaced, one side of page only, 1” margins on all four sides of page. Formats and fonts should otherwise be as noted for electronic submissions.
Send all hardcopy manuscripts to:
Crimson Dragon Publishing, 4255 S Buckley Rd #405, Aurora CO 80013-2951, USA