Travis Lake is an e-book and print on demand publisher. Our print titles appear in trade paperback format. We are a royalty paying publisher. We accept submissions in the following genres:
Fiction: We are looking primarily for novel length manuscripts of 35,000 to 125,000 words. Optimal length is around 82,000 words, approximately the length of a 328 page novel.
Non-Fiction: We are looking for works that fall into two categories. The first is publications of 25,000 to125,000 words. The second is short reference or how to works geared toward use on a mobile device.
Authors should refer to the Associated Press Style Book for questions of style.
We are very interested in multiwork fiction proposals that would allow us to discount e-book prices for the first volume in order to drive sales of the subsequent books in the series/trilogy. For a multiwork proposal, at least the first two volumes must already be complete. Before submitting a multiwork proposal which includes incomplete works, realize that as a small publisher we can offer only minimal advances on royalties to new authors.
At this time, we do not publish romance or erotica. Depictions of sex should be no more explicit than that found in an R rated movie.
We do not take simultaneous submissions. Please do not submit your manuscript if you have sent it elsewhere. We endeavor to respond to every submission promptly; but if you do not hear from us within six weeks, you may presume that we have rejected your manuscript.
Your submission package must include the following:
1) A professional query letter which includes the title of your novel, word count, genre, short bio, whether or not the proposed work has been previously published in any format, and your contact information. Include these items in the body of your e-mail.
2) A synopsis of your book that describes the story from beginning to end. Please keep it to 2-3 pages in length. For a non-fiction book including illustrations, please indicate the number of illustrations, the type of illustrations (sketch, photograph, etc.), and on what basis you hold rights to the illustrations.
3) First three chapters.
Manuscripts should be double spaced without an extra space between paragraphs. Do not tab or space indent.
Send submissions to: email@example.com
Sample Contract – here.