Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest.

The initial open submissions period for Story River Books is now closed. Manuscripts and proposals already received are still being reviewed, but any additional submissions received now will be automatically declined. A new open submission period will begin in June 2014. At that time, please follow the submission guidelines below.

For submissions after June 1, 2014:

To have a project considered for the Story River Books imprint, please submit the following:
· A cover letter that briefly describes the work (scope, purpose, and length), explains how it differs from competing works, and assesses its likely readership.
· A synopsis of the complete work and three representative chapters (if submitting a novel) or three representative short stories (if submitting a collection of short fiction).
· A current curriculum vitae or résumé.

All projects must meet the approval of the series editor, two anonymous peer reviewers, and the USC Press Committee to gain approval for a publishing contract.

Story River Books is not presently soliciting short stories for multi-author edited anthologies. Only novel manuscripts and book-length collections of short stories by a single author will be considered.

Submissions should be sent to:
Jonathan Haupt, Director
University of South Carolina Press
1600 Hampton Street, 5th Floor
Columbia SC 29208