New Buttontapper Press imprint accepting mystery manuscripts

Gearing up for 2016, I’ve recently added a new imprint to the Buttontapper Press lineup. It’s called DAMNED DAMES, and its focus will be on mystery manuscripts.

Why? Because I love mysteries (noir in particular), and I’m looking to push a feminine agenda.

Here are the dirty details…

Damned DamesButtontapper Press’s new Damned Dames imprint will focus on the mystery genre, with an emphasis on:

    • Female PI’s and protagonists
    • Subgenres including noir, cozy, and caper
    • Both professional and amateur sleuths
    • Novella-length manuscripts (15,000–30,000 words)

Got something to submit?

Send us the following:

    • A one-line summary of the story’s plot (i.e. elevator pitch, log line)
    • One-paragraph author bio
    • Links to all your social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, GoodReads – if you don’t have one of these, no problem… if you don’t have ANY of these, BIG problem)
    • First 5,000 words of your manuscript

If we accept your pitch, we will request the completed manuscript within 90 days. If a full manuscript cannot be provided in this time frame, we’ll pass. Full manuscripts provided within 90 days of acceptance will be evaluated for market suitability and editorial direction before an official contract is sent.

We are a royalty-paying market. No advances will be given.

We are looking to start publishing novellas in this imprint beginning in March 2016.

Questions? Use our contact form to ask – or post a question in our comments section.

Submissions are open on a rolling basis, so have at it!

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