Submission Guidlines

Want to submit something?

Purple Press is accepting submissions in the following genres:

Children’s to Middle Grade
Fantasy / Science Fiction

Teen to Young Adult
Fantasy / Science Fiction
Paranormal Romance / Dark Fantasy / Urban Fantasy
Dystopian / Utopian
Crime / Thriller / Mystery

We are most interested in your completed manuscript between 50,000 and 100,000 words.
However, we will also accept smaller works, if the story is compelling.

Please read this entire section before submitting. Your submission packet should include:

1. The first three chapters of your book, prepared in standard manuscript format.

Standard manuscript format means margins of at least 1 inch all the way around; indented paragraphs; double-spaced text; and Times New Roman in 12 point font. Make sure the header of the manuscript. includes your name and the title of the book as well as the page number (on every page).

2. A 1-2 page synopsis of the entire book in standard manuscript format. The synopsis should summarize the main plot points and highlight the protagonist’s development.

3. In the subject line of the e-mail, include first and last name, title of work, and word count (e.g. John Smith, Running with Wolves, 20,000). Send submissions electronically to

If you have written a series, send a submission for the first book only. If we like what we see, we’ll ask for the rest.

Thank you for your interest!