The Electric Scroll accepts well-written manuscripts intended for young adult and general adult audiences. We will accept manuscripts intended for tweens providing the book is not image-heavy. We do not accept manuscripts intended for children, or graphic novels regardless of the age of intended audience, as we are not set up to create image-heavy books.
In addition, our criteria include the following:
No graphic or gratuitous sex or violence
No excessive adult language - mild swearing is acceptable in the proper context.
In other words, our books are PG-13 or better, no exceptions. If it's not something we would want our own teen children reading, we're not going to publish it.
If you would like to submit your manuscript, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the following:
- Author's address, telephone, and email contact information
- Agent's name and contact information, if applicable
- A brief (three paragraph) synopsis of the novel
- The complete first chapter
- A third-person bio of the author
Please do not use attachments in your submission. The subject line should contain the author's name, a hyphen, and the book title (For example, Scott Ashby - Tanella's Flight).
Reciept of your submission will be sent within one business day, however, due to volume of manuscripts recieved and other time constraints, it may be three months before acceptance or rejection is decided. Feel free to joggle our elbow if it has been longer than three months, just to make sure we're still breathing and our heads are still firmly attached. Multiple submissions are acceptable. Agented manuscripts will be considered, but priority will go to unagented manuscripts from independent authors. Any manuscript not meeting these guidelines will be rejected, but may be resubmitted.
The Electric Scroll respects the rights of authors, and promises to treat them as human beings who have completed the amazing feats of writing a novel and daring to seek publication. To this end, we promise there will be no form-letter rejection notices, and that we'll do our best to not send a rejection notice unless we have to.
The good news is that Scott graduated in December of 2023.
The bad news is that due to life changes and challenges, we have decided not to resume production of the monthly newsletter.