Submission Guidelines

Schreyer Ink Publishing is a combination of publishing services for indie authors who are looking for help with formatting, cover design, table of contents, e-book conversion, and the like for novels and traditional publishing house. You do not pay us to be published and you do not pay a reading fee. We take an honest look at your work and give you an honest quote for editing, formatting, or any other service you would like to purchase. You pay for the services provided and you publish your book – retaining all copyrights and keeping all royalties. Or, based on the author’s needs or desires, and our own publishing needs, we can publish the book for you on a royalty-split model. If your book is accepted for this arrangement there are no fees.

Little Orange Books is also a publishing service for authors of children’s picture books and early readers. We offer page layout, cover design, and illustration services. Again,  you pay for services rendered, you publish your book, you keep all copyrights and royalties. We also offer traditional publishing contracts for picture books.

Currently, we are open to submissions of novels, novellas, graphic novels, and children’s books. Please send a short cover letter, a synopsis, and the first chapter for novels and novellas, or just the cover letter and synopsis for picture books, in the body of an email, to

For all illustrated projects: Our in-house illustrator is currently booked solid with projects. We can either delay the release date of your project until he can complete it, or you can bring your own illustrator with you. We will pay the artist if the project is accepted.

The submission and payment guidelines are below.


1) Review the anthology specific requirements on the pertinent blog posting.

2) Send all submissions in the body of an email to schreyer (underscore) ink (underscore) publishing (at) outlook dot com. WE DO NOT OPEN UNSOLICITED ATTACHMENTS

3) Make sure you include your real name and contact information. If you wish to publish under a pen name we can do that, but we need your real name for legal purposes.

4) All decisions are made within 4 weeks of the submission cut-off date unless otherwise stated.

5) Contributors will be paid a royalty split on books sold based on the number of accepted stories per anthology. This royalty will be paid every 6 months annually to the author’s Paypal account. This is currently the only payment option we have available.

6) PROOFREAD YOUR STORY before you submit. If your story is accepted for publication and we request a .doc file of it proofread it again before you send. We send an author proof of the final manuscript for your review to ensure that italics, indents, and line breaks have not been messed up in the formatting process and yes, it is a chance to catch last-minute typos, but we shouldn’t be correcting dozens of author typos at that stage of the process.

We will be open to submissions year-round with 6 anthologies being released yearly. Themes and titles will be announced at the end of each year for the coming year.


Future reading periods:

Children of the Sky – Closed – Release date August 1, 2018 – Science fiction: stories of alien invasions, first contact, our first steps on alien worlds.

Twilight Madhouse Volume 4 – Open July 1, 2018-August 31, 2018 – Release date October 1, 2018 – Stories of madness and sanity, good and evil, dark and light, and the grey area between them.

Young Writers’, Looking Ahead – Open September 1, 2018-October 31, 2018 – Release date December 1, 2018 – This anthology will be open to writers under 19 years of age. Stories should be set in between the years of 2038 and 2088.

Dead Lands – Open November 1, 2018-December 31, 2018 – Release date February 1, 2019 – We’re looking for stories of survival in vastly changed landscapes: nuclear wastelands, post-natural-disaster Earth, even zombie hoards if the world is bleak enough. Give us stories of struggle and survival and hope in the face of hopelessness.

Exclusive Special Edition – Delayed until further notice

7 Deadly Sins – Open January 1, 2019-February 28, 2019 – Release date April 1, 2019 – Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, sloth, and wrath. We’re looking for fantasy, horror, bizzaro, and science-fiction stories – no non-fiction, no literary fiction this time. We will be publishing 7 stories instead of our usual 8, one for each of the 7 deadly sins. Each story should focus on one sin. Writers are encouraged to submit more than one story.

Canadian Writers, Winter – Due to a lack of submissions for our first “Canada Only” anthology we will be skipping it this year.

Friendship – Open March 1, 2019-April 30, 2019 – Release date June 1, 2019 – Our first non-fiction anthology. We are looking for short memoir-style stories, 2,000-10,000 words, relating an important friendship.

A Golden Love – Open May 1 2019-June 30, 2019 – Release date August 1, 2019 – Romance stories with happy, hopeful, or upbeat endings. No explicit sex scenes (you do not have to write “pure until marriage” stories but we prefer fade to black or emotion based sex scenes). All sub-genres of romance and all types of characters welcome.

Twilight Madhouse Volume 5 – Open July 1, 2019-August 31, 2019 – Release date October 1, 2019 – Stories of madness and sanity, good and evil, dark and light, and the grey area between them.

Young Writers’ Superheroes – Open September 1, 2019-October 31, 2019 – Release date December 1, 2019 – This anthology will be open to writers under 19 years of age. We cannot publish stories featuring copyrighted characters (so no Superman, Spiderman, etc) but anything else goes.

The Marble Mirror – Open November 1, 2019-December 31, 2019 – Release date 2020 – The Marble Mirror is a strange artifact. It appears on numerous planets. Sometimes this great stone slab is erected vertically, a towering pillar, sometimes it is laid flat, on stands, on the ground, sometimes half or completely buried. The full extent of its power, capabilities, and uses is not known, nor is it known who built them or what they wanted. We are looking for stories that feature this strange artifact: what world did you encounter it on? Are you studying it? Has it transported you elsewhere? Is it benevolent or not so much? What magic or science drives it, or comes from it? The Marble Mirror can be a major or minor plot device in your story.


15 thoughts on “Submission Guidelines

  1. I am intending to make a submission on the New Anthology on Tolerance and Intolerance. I have read the guidelines of submission which advices that we use the form on the blog my question is do I make the submission in the comment box?


    1. David if you are interested in submitting to our open anthology please take a look at the theme and the submission instructions. If you have a novel please use the contact for more to send me a basic synopsis.


  2. To clarify to Submit to your Current
    Anthology call -Canadian Writer’s and Mythological Creatures.
    Are Short Stories eligible? And what is the min or max word count you’re asking for?
    Thanks for your time ☺


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