*SPECIAL PROMOTION* The first 25 submissions through April 5th, 2019 receive one free Mastodon title of their choice. Please let us know which title you'd like at the top of your cover letter.

About Us

Mastodon is looking for work in all literary genres for our 2019-20 Catalog. We are constantly reading and we look forward to reviewing your work. In our first year our titles were reviewed in The New York Times (Print), Irish Times (Print), Foreword ReviewsPANK, The London Magazine, Iowa Review, and many other great places.


Give a Girl Chaos by Heidi Seaborn (Poetry)

Headlong by Ron MacLean (Crime)

Dead Aquairum by Caleb Michael Sarvis (Short Story)


Gatsby’s Child (Memoir)

A Diet of Worms by Erik Rasmussen (Novel)

The Pleasures of Queueing by Erik Martini (Novel)

Life During Wartime by Katie Rogin (Novel)


Casanova by Sonia Hensler (Illustration, Specialty)

Manson Family Paper Dolls by John Reed (Paper Doll, Specialty)

We're open for Novel, Short Story, and other fiction submissions. We're looking for ineteresting, upmarket, and popular manuscripts inclusive of genre fiction or literary work with a great idea and memorable characters. 

Please submit a full manuscript, cover letter and synopsis are encouraged, but not nescessary. We're open to reading anything as we begin to fill our 2019-20 book list.


We're looking for poetry that's alive. We're looking for well crafted and polished work that says something important and embodies voice. We're also interested in experimental work that blurs the lines between the expected and unexpected.

We're open for essays and creative nonfiction work.

Please submit a full manuscript with a cover letter summarizing the work and any other details.

We're looking for well-crafted memoirs, interesting journalistic work and historical non-fiction.

Required materials:  Please  submit the following items as one document with the supplemental materials included at the beginning before the manuscript:

--A one-page cover letter containing a one-paragraph biographical statement and brief (1-2 paragraph) description of the project. Please include any previous publications in the biographical statement.

--A sample of the project. or the complete project, or a two to ten-page project overview with a description of what is already complete and what work remains to be finished.


We're now open for specialty books: themed Coffee Table books, Art Books, Photography, Hybrid, Experimental, Textbooks and How To's. 

Please submit a full manuscript with a cover letter explaining the work, who you are, what the book angle is and your area of expertise (qualifications or what gives you a special angle) and any other pertinent details.  

We read everything we receive and fees go to publication and promotion our books.

Mastodon Publishing