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Submission Guidelines

Blacklight Press

Blacklight Press

For Blacklight Press, we are interested in stories from new perspectives, with diverse, interesting characters. We want to take readers on a journey and allow them to explore their own imagination through another’s words.

To have your proposal or manuscript considered for publication, we need to receive:

  • A full manuscript
  • An author bio and/or resume noting the author’s credentials and previous publication credits (if any)
  • Estimated or actual length of manuscript in words
  • The author’s marketing outline, definition of the book’s target audience, a paragraph describing your books unique advantages, and a paragraph discussing the author’s ability and willingness to participate in marketing their book
  • A list of comparable or competing titles (including title, author, ISBN, release date/year and price point) and how your book is similar and different

Please click “Submit My Project” and fill out the form with the information listed above to have your manuscript considered for publication.

Please note that we do not accept hard-copy submissions. We do accept both agented and unagented submissions.

We value each submission we receive, and we want to work with passionate authors. We strive to give each manuscript we receive fair consideration and to get back to each submission in a timely manner. You can expect to hear back from us within three weeks of submission.

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Himself: A Civil War Soldier’s Battles with Rebels, Brits and Devils, an historic novel

$19.95

Follow the lives of John and Patrick Donohue as they grow up in the Old First Ward in Buffalo, New York during the mid-1800s. Orphaned as children, they are sent to live with their grandmother. While John finds work and helps support the family, Patrick becomes involved with a gang and runs wild. When the Civil War breaks out, the brothers join the Union army. Follow them through the deadly battles of Grant’s Virginia campaign to Appomattox, the difficulties they face holding jobs once the war is over, their relationships with wives, children, and one another, and Patrick’s lifelong battle with the bottle. A compelling tale of two Irish Catholic men, sons of immigrants, during a tumultuous period in our nation’s rich history.

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