Hopewell Publications specializes in new fiction and classic reprints. We also publish the annual anthology Best New Writing, which houses both the Gover Story Prize for fiction and creative nonfiction under 10,000 words. We also accept submissions for Best New Writing's cover art. Please review our separate guidelines below. Thank you.Follow the Best New Writing on Twitter and Facebook.
Hopewell Publications publishes new fiction and classic reprints (i.e. books with proven sales records that have gone out of print.) We occasionally publish nonfiction. Our catalog spans from one to sixty years of publication history. We are actively seeking new and interesting fiction. While we accept manuscripts all year, we tend to concentrate on them during June, July, and the first half of August.
Please approach us with only one project at a time, hopefully your best book. (Multiple submissions will be deleted.) Upload your manuscript and provide all of the following information in your cover letter:
We are a small staff, but we will respond to every submission.
Best New Writing accepts unpublished fiction and creative nonfiction under 10,000 words for publication and consideration for the Gover Story Prize ($250). The story must be new and unpublished, including on-line publication. Submissions are read quarterly following the last day of March, June, September, and December. You will receive a response within two weeks of those dates. Simultaneous submissions cannot be considered. Please, no more than one submission per quarter, and STRIP YOUR NAME from the story pages. If your story was previously published, including on-line publications, please do not submit it.
Best New Writing’s annual printed and electronic publication features one artist's work on the cover. Displayed with minimal lettering, this unique cover format showcases the artist on an international stage. Artwork should be constructed for print (CMYK format) and have no text or writing. Please submit only one piece per quarter year. Full byline and a cash prize ($75) will be awarded to the artist.