Mastadon is a new imprint looking for work in all literary and commericial genres. Our guidelines for each category are listed below. We are looking forward to reviewing your work.  

Our flagship books in 2018 are the novels:

A Diet of Worms by Erik Rasmussen

Life During Wartime by Katie Rogin

The Pleasures of Queueing by Erik Martin

We're now open for Novel, Short Story, and other general fiction submissions. We're looking for upmarket and popular manuscripts inclusive of genre fiction or literary work with a great idea and memorable characters. Readers want to be entertained and feel like they're in good hands with language and craft and that's what we look for in a novel or collection.

Please submit a full manuscript with a cover letter and a detailed synopsis if you have one. We're open to reading anything you think we should review as we begin to fill our 2018-19 book list.

We're looking for poetry that's upbeat, has a good feel, is unpretentious, accessible and vivid. We're looking for well done and polished work that says something important and embodies the voice of the writer. We're also interested in experimental work that blurs the lines between the expected and unexpected.

Please send a cover letter with your work.

We're open for essays and provocative creative nonfiction work.

Please submit a full manuscript with a cover letter summarizing the work and any other details we should know, including publication history.

$25.00
$25.00

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 content:

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

--A two to ten-page project overview with a description of  what is already complete and what work remains to be finished. 2x spacing

--We prefer to work with complete projects but we'll look at works in progress.  Submit a minimum of 150 pages (37,000  words) from the manuscript.2x Spacing

We read everything we receive an fees go to publishig our books.

$25.00
$25.00

We're now open for clever and fun Cook Book themes. Dpecialty diets, crazy themes, foreign, cutting edge, and old fashioned themes, anything that is interesting and speaks to the chef in all of us is in our wheelhouse.  We're looking for hooks, where the food is tasty! (We may ask for a sample).   

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.

$35.00
$35.00

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.

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