8th & Atlas is an international independent publishing house. We are currently seeking fiction novels, memoirs, nonfiction/long-form journalism, YA, hybrid works, essay/short story collections, and graphic novels of exceptional literary merit that demonstrate a high level of creativity and originality.
*For 2023, we will not be considering any poetry collections, children's books, self-help works, or horror novels. Please check back in 2024 if you have any of the listed types of works.
Our submissions period is currently closed.
Author Bio: Briefly describe your background as a writer. List any publication credits, if applicable, or anything you'd like to share about your talents.
A Synopsis: No more than one page to summarize the work.
The Work: Please submit an unpublished manuscript or sample (at least 30 pages for full-length works). At this time, we are not able to accept works that total fewer than ~40,000 words. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Response Time: You can expect a confirmation email within 10 days. A follow-up email with a decision should be expected within 3–6 months, depending on the length of the submission.
What to Submit: Please email us the manuscript attached as a separate file (PDF, Word, etc.), with the name of the submission, genre, and word count in the body of the email. You're encouraged to submit any additional information, such as the target audience or comparable books, but it's not required.
Submissions can be sent to: email@example.com
For any questions about our submissions policy, please email us.
If you haven't heard from us within the designated timeline, please check your spam folder to see if the message was incorrectly filtered. If that's not the case, don't hesitate to write to us.
We look forward to reading your work!
For 2023, we're only accepting manuscript submissions during the months listed below. This schedule helps us give proper attention and consideration to the works we receive. If you miss the last day of the month, please wait until the next reading period to submit your work to us. Any submission received outside of the submission periods will not be considered. Thanks for your cooperation!
January 1 – January 31: Open to submissions
May 1 – May 31: Open to submissions
September 1 – September 30: Open to submissions
Update for Authors who submitted works in 2022.
Currently, we are going through our backlog of submissions dating as far back as August 2022. We truly are grateful for your patience in waiting to hear back regarding the status of your submission and are working as quickly as possible to reach out with our final decisions. We can assure you that you will hear from us over the course of the end of winter and throughout the spring. Thank you again for your interest and support!
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