Long Tale Press strives to publish the best fiction possible by letting readers tell us what they like best. We don’t mean simply letting customers tell us things like “please publish more mysteries with ‘accidental investigator’ main characters,” (although you can certainly tell us that over in the forums if you like). We mean letting customers tell us which manuscripts submitted by writers are the ones we should devote our publishing resources to. You know what you like better than we ever will. So tell us, and we’ll publish that. Along the way, we do our best to create a community around every manuscript in our system so that writers can have a direct connection to their readers, find out what’s working well in their writing and where they could improve, and get the kind of unbiased feedback that simply isn’t possible from friends, family members, and co-workers.
To learn how the process works, take a look at our Reader Tour and our Writer Tour. Please take a look at both--we encourage everyone to participate both as readers and as writers. If you’re more the audio-visual type, here’s a short video that explains. And as always, there’s a FAQ.
No publishing house can operate without its fair share of legal paperwork, and we’re no exception. Where we are the exception, however, is that we put all our legal stuff out in the open for anybody to see. In our opinion, it isn’t fair to ask a writer to submit a manuscript without letting them know the terms they’ll be offered if the community of readers approves of their work. And, like any community based website, we have a user code of conduct laid out in our terms of service (provided here for whatever sort of reference you might wish to make of it.)
- Submission Terms (the terms you accept when you submit your work)
- Standard Author Contract (the terms you’ll have to accept if you get a publication offer)
- Terms of Service (the terms you agree to when you join the site)
Our policy on refunds is as follows: Refunds are not available on print books (ones that are actually on paper); all sales of print books are final. Refunds on downloadable items will only be available for up to 30 days from the date of purchase, so long as you have not already downloaded the item. To request a refund on a particular item, contact refunds (at) LongTalePress (dot) com; include "Refund" in the subject line of your e-mail message, and tell us the title of the item you want a refund on in the message body.
Long Tale Press, LLC is privately owned and operated by Jason Black, Nathan Everett, and Gary Syck, and is incorporated under the laws of Washington State. Inquiries should be directed to the following:
- Media & Press: media (at) LongTalePress (dot) com
- Licensing: licensing (at) LongTalePress (dot) com
Writers wishing to send us a query letter shouldn’t; good grief, who has time for query letters? Just submit an excerpt from your manuscript to the system and see if our community members like it. If they do, that’s good enough for us!