We're Looking For Writers
Wyld Rose Press is currently accepting submissions for their June 2021 Publishing List. This year, we're inviting submissions from all writers, but are prioritizing BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)
and LGBTQ writers. Are you ready to take the leap?
These are extraordinary times.
On top of a global pandemic and the upheaval of our daily lives, there is an unfolding climate crisis and escalation of violence against Black and Indigenous peoples. If that weren't enough, add to that the ever-widening divide between the haves and have-nots, and we have a recipe for a crumbling tower.
There are so many things that seem beyond our power to change—hopelessness and fear become embedded in our psyche—our voices feel small and impotent, even more so for those who feel their voices suppressed or marginalized voices. What can we do?
Wyrd & Wyld Publishing
can make a difference—by growing an imprint!
We are small, but we are mighty
Introducing Wyld Rose Press
In June 2021, we’re publishing 8 48-page, hand-bound, limited-edition books. Here are some category examples:
B&W art (pen & ink, woodblock, photography, etc)
Witchy Ways & Magick
Connection with the natural and magical worlds
Is this you?
Your book is no more than 48 pages in one of the categories (left). It may or may not include B&W illustrations. In other words, it doesn’t have to be an illustrated book.
This year, we’re giving priority to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People of Color) and LGBTQ writers. Your piece would receive the support of the Book Witch and be published in June 2021.
Fill out and sign the submission form and send it along with your manuscript to
December 15, 2020 for June 2021 Publishing List
November 15, 2021 for June 2022 Publishing List
February 15, 2022 for October 2022 Publishing List
We read all submissions, so please be patient. As soon as we can, we’ll respond to confirm that we’ve received your submission. This particular submission window will be open through December 15, 2020. Authors will be contacted on December 21, 2020 whether you’ve been selected or not. All submissions will receive a response.
WYLD ROSE PRESS FAQ
WHAT IF I'M NOT BIPOC OR LGBTQ?
We are prioritizing these voices for the June 2021 publishing list. However, if you are not BIPOC or LGBTQ, we invite and welcome you to submit your work. If your book is chosen to move forward, it may be for a later publishing list.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A BOOK IDEA YET?
I’m sorry! You must include your written work with your submission. Perhaps you’d like to apply at a later date?
WHAT IF MY BOOK IS MORE THAN 48 PAGES?
Our magical printing press can only handle small books. We have other avenues and imprints for books more than 48 pages. Please see BOOK WITCHING for more details.
WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DESIGN MY BOOK?
If your work is selected for publication, you will not need to worry about design. It will all be taken care of for you.
WILL I HAVE A SAY IN HOW MY BOOK IS DESIGNED?
Yes and No. You will meet with the designer of Wyld Rose Press to discuss the look and feel of your book. You’ll have a big hand in making your book look amazing. However, there is a certain way the books need to be set up to print. In this, you will not have a say.
WHAT IF I WANT ILLUSTRATIONS?
If your work is chosen, we will discuss your needs. We know many illustrators.
WHAT OTHER PUBLISHING DATES DO YOU HAVE?
In 2021, it will only be June. If the press does well, we’ll add another publishing date in 2022—JUNE & OCTOBER
HOW MUCH DOES A SUBMISSION COST?
NOTHING! Yep, you read that right. The press will be run on donations from our Patrons
(see below for more details).
The Book Witch is committed to balancing the author list
for Wyrd & Wyld Publishing and
Wyld Rose Press by including more minority voices.
Wyld Rose Press is an imprint of Wyrd & Wyld Publishing
Currently, we produce 8 books per year with only 100 limited-edition, numbered copies printed. It doesn’t cost the authors anything for their submissions, and they earn 70% for every book sold. The first books will be available June 21, 2021. Authors will be announced December 21, 2020.
We do not sell to big corporations or giant bookstores, or earn massive fees for our books. This is a small cottage industry who supports suppressed and marginalized voices.
It is important that the authors and artists get paid for their submissions.
We rely on putting out the hat so to speak. This little underground press relies on word-of-mouth to spread the news about the magick we're bringing to the world. We believe in the sovereign power of the written word, just as we believe in the ancient stories retold by the fire under Grandmother Moon and Starlight of the Ancestors. We honor all Beings for they speak through the authors we publish.
Do you feel called to help our cause in a big way?
First, thank you for being interested in what we do and supporting our work. If you would like to support our authors, artists, and this press, we humbly and gratefully accept donations. Every little bit helps in a cottage industry. If you would like to donate, you’ll receive a monthly snail mail newsletter (starting in January 2021) with our to-ings and fro-ings, magic, upcoming events, and a limited-edition story card. Your support helps us give wings to even more voices, more publishing dates, and an increase in the number of limited-edition copies (but not too many). Each and every penny is massively appreciated. Current donations are going toward an upgraded camera and a second printer.
Put in any amount you wish to donate. Be sure to include your mailing address if you would like to receive our snail-mail newsletter.
Do you feel called to help our cause in a smaller way?
We are preparing our exit from social media. Read about that here. What would really help us would be word-of-mouth marketing. That’s where you come in. Support our little press, authors, and artists by telling your friends, family, and anyone who will listen about what we’re doing. We are extremely grateful for your help and support.