by Duane Poncy
Beginning April 16, 2012, all submissions and queries must be posted on the Submittable website. We will no longer consider submissions by email.
Except for an occasional book of outstanding poetry, we are going to an e-first publishing model. Your book will be released first as an ebook, and if the ebook does well (250 copies sold within the first six months) we will release it as a trade paperback. Literary fiction and narrative nonfiction will be released under The Habit of Rainy Nights Press imprint; genre, and standard nonfiction will be released under the Elohi Gadugi Books label.
For those who have shorter works, consider submitting them to our new online magazine, Elohi Gadugi Journal, which debuts in June, 2012. The Best of Elohi Gadugi Journal will be published annually as a paperback.
We are a very small micro-press and market our books through Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Powells.com, and other internet sources. We do limited bookstore marketing in the Pacific Northwest. So that we can afford to publish as many fresh talents as possible, we use print-on-demand (POD) technology from Lightning Source, Inc., but –please note– we are not a subsidy or vanity press–you don’t pay us to publish your book. Your book must meet our literary standards, and will be made available in the US, Canada, and other English language markets. Our authors are expected to sell their own books with our encouragement and support. This is the reality of modern publishing, and it is our goal to guide less-experienced writers in this fundamental process.