For full-length books, Gold Wake holds two Open Reading periods per year, one in the fall and one in the spring, and open to full-length manuscripts in all genres. We do not charge a separate contest/submission fee---if you buy a Gold Wake book through Submittable, you get a free manuscript submission.
We select books exclusively through these Open Reading periods, and publish roughly 4-6 titles per year from the submissions we receive. If your book is selected, you can count on a positive, personal experience.
Gold Wake Press is an independent literary house founded in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts in 2008 by Jared Michael Wahlgren, who ran the press until 2014, when two of the authors he’d published, Nick Courtright and Kyle McCord, took the helm. The press seeks to bring diverse voices to the spotlight who combine daring content with meticulous attention to form.
Buy one book, get one submission. We are open to manuscripts *in any genre* that are at least 60 pages.
We are open to manuscripts *in any genre* that are at least 60 pages. Please specify below which book or books you purchased from Gold Wake at AWP.