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Since we have commitments for nearly three years ahead we will NOT have an open reading period this year!
Our next Tartts Story Collection Contest closes on December 31, 2012. See Tartts Fiction Award on this website.
When we do read over the transom, we accept only fiction—either story collections or novels. Our emphasis is on offbeat literature. In a sense, all literature is offbeat—as opposed to mainstream—but we particularly look for unique style or form. We do also publish Southern literature, but this is NOT our main intent. Roughly only one-quarter of our authors live in the South. Be aware that we pay only in contributor's copies (10% of 1500) for the first 1500 books. Thereafter, we offer a royalty contract. Our royalty is figured on net. We highly recommend multiple submissions of your work. Simply let us know if it is accepted elsewhere.
With any fiction submission, you may order any books from our list at half-price. Simply enclose a check with your submission.
Of our past dozen books, many have been reviewed in national newspapers or magazines, and several have been reviewed in either Publishers Weekly, New York Times Book Review, Booklist, Library Journal, or Kirkus Reviews. A few have been reviewed in two or more of these.
We do not publish genre work—unless it, "rises above" said genre. We do not publish children's stories. Lastly, we don't publish non-fiction.
Thanks. Joe Taylor, director
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