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AUTHOR SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We will gladly accept and evaluate unsolicited manuscripts, but highly recommend most prospective authors to submit an informal query first. An ideal query letter will include the following: brief author biography (basically tell us who you are and why you should be the author of your book); both a “snappy” synopsis (one or two sentences) and a slightly more complete description (a few paragraphs) of the book you want to write. We also need to know if the book is already written and if not, when you think it might be done. For more complex ideas, an outline is suggested.

 

It is extremely helpful if you can provide casual market research and give us a couple examples of other books yours might be “like”. For example, if you want to write a book on Northwest widgets, you should tell us what other widget books are out there, why yours is needed, and what your approach to the topic will be. Here’s how a good query on the widget example might look—“There are a few widget books available, “Widgets of the World” is a best-seller, and “The History and Wonder of Widgets through the ages” is the standard in the widget community. Both these books cover widgets throughout the world, but barely touch on the Northwest widget community, which is both vibrant and growing. My book will highlight the Northwest’s proud legacy and future in widgets . . . My writing style for this project will be conversational and relaxed, with a touch of humor (like War and Peace).

 

In short, if you are interested in writing a book, contact Jeff Bolkan (jvbolkan@gladeyepress.com) with your idea. We are glad to work with first-time authors as well as seasoned professionals. If you’ve already written a book that you think we should publish, send it electronically.

For submission information, contact:
Jeff Bolkan
541-747-4514
jvbolkan@gladeyepress.com

MEET OUR AUTHORS
Guy Maynard, The Risk of Being Ridiculous

Guy Maynard, The Risk of Being Ridiculous

GUY MAYNARD served as the long-time editor of Oregon Quarterly magazine, edited How to Build a Conestoga Hut, and co-edited Best Essays NW. His essays and articles have appeared in Northwest and national publications. He lives with his wife, Shelley, in Eugene, Oregon. This is his first novel.

Ross West earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Oregon. His fiction, essays, journalism, and poetry has appeared in publications from Orion to the Journal of Recreational Linguistics.

Jason Kilgore, Dragon of the Federation

Jason Kilgore, Dragon of the Federation

Jason Kilgore is a multigenre writer in speculative fiction, including horror, fantasy, and science fiction, as well as poetry, scientific publications, and essays. By day he is a scientist with a global biotech company in Eugene, specializing in microscopy and cell biology. Jason lives in Oregon and when he isn’t writing, he loves hiking and camping in the mountain wilderness areas and the Pacific coast.

Camille Cole: The Midnight Show

Camille Cole: The Midnight Show

Camille is the author of two books for classroom teachers and a narrative nonfiction account of her great aunt’s life—a renowned educator. She has published short stories, articles, book reviews, and a monthly column. Once upon a time she wrote a monthly serialized satirical soap opera about life in Oregon, As the Rain Falls. The Midnight Show is Camille’s debut memoir. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her dog, Lillian Albright—Lily.

Ian Jaydid: Tripping the Field

Ian Jaydid: Tripping the Field

Ian has been creating fine art, illustrations, cartoons and writing for more than 20 years.Through his creative arts and writing outlet, Iboga Moon Productions, he illustrates the cartoon series Generation Jaded, designs mixed media fine art, and logos. Tripping the Field is his first novel.

Sharleen Nelson: The Time Tourists, The Yesterday Girl

Sharleen Nelson: The Time Tourists, The Yesterday Girl

Sharleen is an accomplished writer and award-winning photographer. Over the course of her 30+ year career as a journalist, she has written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles on a vast range of topics. She has also served as an editor on a number of magazines in the travel, entertainment, education, science, and technology fields. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication and recently retired from her position as editor/writer at the UO.

Jennifer Roland

Jennifer Roland

Jennifer is a freelance and marketing writer with more than 20 years experience in newspaper, magazine, and marketing environments. She also works as a virtual assistant to writers, helping them build their online presence and connect with readers so they can focus on what they love--writing.

Julie Bolkan: Teaching in Alaska

Julie Bolkan: Teaching in Alaska

Julie lives in Springfield, Oregon with her two cats. Julie oversees a large extended family including her four children, 10 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. She still plays a mean game of cribbage and remains in contact with many of the friends she made in Alaska.

Janaya Watne

Janaya Watne

Janaya was raised in Polson, Montana. She spent two years in Phoenix, Arizona earning her bachelor of arts degree in communications (journalism emphasis) from Grand Canyon University. It was in Phoenix that she discovered that she preferred the company of bears to that of scorpions, so she relocated back to the Pacific Northwest in 1992. She loves being outdoors, even when it's raining.

Patricia Brown: Coffee Club Mysteries series

Patricia Brown: Coffee Club Mysteries series

Patricia lives in a small town on the Oregon coast with her husband where she dabbles in the arts and enjoys the company of family and friends. She has completed five titles in the Coastal Coffee Club Mysteries series.

J.V. Bolkan

J.V. Bolkan

Publisher and Owner. Jeff has been a professional writer and editor for nearly 30 years having worked on a number of magazines (both print and Internet-based) as an editor and a writer (more than 300 published magazine articles). He’s also been the book acquisitions editor for a medium-large (in excess of $1 million annual sales) academic press where he was involved in the publication of nearly 100 books.

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