*** Please note: Southern Sass Publishing Alliances will be closed to general submissions until September 1, 2017. If you would like to check back to our website at that time to submit your manuscript, please do so. We are, however, planning two new anthologies and seeking submissions for those. The first is posted on the website under the tab Guidelines for Submission to Anthology. Please check back in July for information on our next anthology. We'd love to receive your stories.
Southern Sass Publishing Alliances is a small publisher seeking to publish books we love to read ourselves. We plan to publish only a few books a year, but will gladly review your query provided it meets the guidelines below: 1. In the body of an email, send a brief synopsis of your book 2. include info on your intended audience 3. include a brief explanation of ways you might assist in marketing your book 4. include a brief summary of your writing experience 5. include the first chapter of your book (please do not send attachments)
We accept submissions in the following genres: 1. fiction for adults, MG, YA (no picture books) (no sci-fi, fantasy, horror) 2. memoir for adults 3. nonfiction for adults 4. We do NOT accept erotica, sci-fi, fantasy 5. No poetry or plays at this time
Southern Sass does not pay advances on books. We do pay competitive royalties.
Some (but not nearly all) of our favorite books: (These might prove helpful to you in determining if your story is a good fit for SSPA.)
YA/MG Fiction Bridge to Terabithia by Kathrine Paterson Speak by Anderson Anne of Green Gables Series by L.M. Montgomery Secret Sense of Wildflower by Susan Gabriel Books by Joan Bauer
Adult Fiction I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by M. Angelou Lost in the War by Nancy Antle The Green Mile and Misery by Stephen King Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt Bastard Out of Carolina by Allison The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy The Turtle Warrior by Mary Relindes Ellis The Mitford Series by Jan Karon Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton Fried Green Tomatoes ... by Fannie Flagg To Dance With the White Dog by Terry Kay The Color Purple by Alice Walker The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver Books by Jodi Picoult The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd The Miss Read Series (this is an old English series, quite charming) The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Adult Nonfiction and Memoir Anything by Rick Bragg I Thought my Father was God by Paul Austen Anything by Joan Didion Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller Mary Karr books Lucky by Alice Sebold