How to Submit
E-Mail your submission to submissions@PapaBearPress.com.
You should receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the submission. If you do not receive this email within a week, you should assume the submission has not reached us.
Please note that we receive a very large number of submissions and failure to adhere to these guidelines will severely decrease the chances of yours being viewed.
By submitting a work to us you agree to our Terms and Conditions. Note particularly that by submitting a work to us you guarantee that you are the owner of the copyright to that work. We do not require any transfer of this copyright - by submitting a work to us you agree to grant Papa Bear Press a non-exclusive license to publish it.
Some Thoughts on Style
We love to read stories that explore each of the following elements: setting, character, plot, and conflict. We know there is no single, cookie-cutter method for writing fiction. But we like to see stories that have some type of progression or forward momentum. Give us a hook! Something that will grip us from the beginning of the story and compel us to read all the way to the end in one sitting. Place us smack-dab in the middle of your unique world.
Next, give us an engaging character or two that we love…or love to hate! A compelling plot is a must, with a taut storyline that builds to an inevitable climax. And perhaps most importantly, give us something honest and fresh; something you care deeply about. And if you decide to break all of the conventions and write a brilliant story anyway, count on us to publish it!
Works published with Papa Bear Press are edited in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style, so we recommend you use this source as your guide as well. A subscription or printed version of the CMOS can be obtained here.