Black Heron Press

BLACK HERON PRESS
P.O. Box 13396
Mill Creek, WA, 98082
Website: www.blackheronpress.com
Contact: Jerry Gold, publisher

 WHAT THEY DO

Black Heron publishes literary fiction.

WHAT THEY WANT

Nonfiction

Military
War

–For NF, submit prop. package (cover letter; ~30 pages of completed draft)

Fiction

Confessional
Erotica
Literary
Military
Sci-Fi
War

–For Fiction, submit prop. package (cover letter; ~40 pages of completed draft)

–Note: Only “science fiction – not fantasy, not Dungeons & Dragons – that makes or implies a social statement” & “We don’t want to see fiction written for the mass market. If it sells to the mass market, fine, but we don’t see ourselves as a commercial press.”

BACKGROUND/DEMOGRAPHICS

Established: 1984

Publishes hardcover and paperback

Simultaneous Submissions: Yes

Pays 8% royalty on retail price

Publishes 4 titles/year

50% of titles by first time authors

90% of titles by unagented authors

Publishes 2 years after acceptance