Welcome to the Grey Wolfe Publishing Submissions Portal!

Please read the guidelines below and then click a category to begin the submission process.

Whether you are submitting your work to one of our Writing Contests, our Legends Literary Journal, one of our Community Service Anthologies, or sending us your complete manuscript for a Complimentary Review…
We have a few guidelines:

  • The purpose in requesting your full contact information is to more easily send complimentary copies to contributors.  Your submission will not be accepted without your full contact information.
  • All submissions must be sent electronically in either MS Word, PDF, or RTF format.  We do not accept hardcopy (paper) submissions.
  • All work must be double-spaced, with a blank space between paragraphs.
  • The margins should be set at one inch.
  • All submissions must be written in English.
  • We have no preference as to font choice, but it must be highly legible, and black.  Swirling and colored fonts are difficult for the review and editorial process.
  • The author name (and pen name, if you use one), along with the title of the piece, should appear in the header of your submission.
  • We understand the editorial process may change your work.  However, the work you submit should be your “best paw forward”.  Be certain you have resolved most spelling, punctuation and grammar errors before submitting.
  • Include your contact information in the header of your submission… name, phone number, email address.
  • Contest entries and Journal or Anthology submissions received after the deadline date will not be considered for publication.
  • Manuscripts seeking a complimentary review should expect a return correspondence within two to four weeks.
  • To streamline our submission process, you now have the option to submit photos or illustrations with your writing.  Including these, of course, is optional.  However, to be included for publication, they must be submitted simultaneously, with your writing.
  • Photographs and illustrations must adhere to Grey Wolfe Publishing's ethical standards; which means they may depict anything that is representative of the piece,  excluding explicit sex; explicit drug use; graphic violence against women, children, or animals. (If you are unclear regarding these exclusions, please send an email to info@greywolfepublishing.com for clarification and approval.)
Thank you for submitting to Grey Wolfe Publishing.
We look forward to reading your work!

$ 2.00 - 25.00

Set Your Writing on Fire with Grey Wolfe's Writing Coaches!

So often, we writers have a spectacular idea for a story, or a series of stories, that we are certain readers will enjoy, but we’re not quite sure how to put our writing plans into action.  While writing groups and beta readers are instrumental in honing the writing craft and should not be overlooked, tremendous value can be realized when working one-on-one with a Writing Coach. 

Writing Coaches are especially helpful for new writers who aren’t sure where to begin… or for seasoned writers who are having difficulty with one specific aspect of their book… or for those who require another set of eyes to notice gaps in plot and character continuity. 

Our Writing Coaches hold degrees in English with concentrations in Creative Composition and other disciplines.  Some Writing Coaches have certifications in Early Childhood Development to lend special expertise with children's books.

Grey Wolfe Publishing provides Writing Coach services for all genres and styles of books.  From general fiction, to young adult and children’s books, to poetry and memoir, we can help you refine your story and cultivate confidence as you realize your dream of publication.

WRITING COACH DETAILS & FEES

Grey Wolfe Publishing offers Writing Coach services to writers worldwide!  You have the option to work via email exchange, telephone, SKYPE, or In-Person sessions. 

The timelines involved in our coaching program varies from project to project because the scope of each project is very different.  One writer may only require a short amount of time in refinement, whereas another may need assistance in several areas.  We take the time that is necessary to make sure that you are comfortable with the direction your story is going, and the skills you are learning.

Coaching sessions are arranged “on demand”, which means that we will work at your pace.   We’ll take as much time as you need with each area of craft until you are satisfied and ready to proceed.  By example, one writer may want to work with their Writing Coach each week, while another may only want to meet once per month, or once each quarter.  The choice is yours.

Coaching fees are as follows:

This is not a subscription service; although you may arrange for pre-payment of several coaching sessions in advance.  Fees are expected at the time of page submission if you choose electronic coaching (email, telephone, SKYPE), or you may pay your coach directly (cash, check, credit/debit card) at the time of your in-person coaching session.

  • $25 for 1 to 15 pages via email.

  • $25 for a one-hour coaching session of up to 15 pages via telephone or SKYPE.

  • $50 for two hours of in-person coaching for as many pages as can be effectively reviewed within that time period.  In-person coaching sessions are held in the SE MI area, at a location mutually convenient to both the Writing Coach and the writer.  Writers electing in-person coaching may submit a maximum of 50 pages.  Pages not reviewed during the session may be carried over and addressed in the next session.  A $2 reservation fee is required to hold your timeslot..
*** Coaching Session Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be authorized with a 48 hour advance email notification. Refunds may take up to five business days to process.
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Grey Wolfe Publishing Radio Broadcast.  We are excited to help you create greater awareness of your book(s) and your writing career.  Read the information below carefully and then submit your materials and get ready to promote! 

THE SCHEDULE:

Our goal is to record one new show bi-weekly, beginning July 17, and every-other Sunday thereafter.  We’ve chosen Sunday as our broadcast day because we understand that some of you may have “day jobs” and may not be able to rearrange your schedule to be available during the week.  All broadcasts will begin at 2:00pm EST.  You are expected to be connected with us no later than 1:55pm.  We will be producing the session live, allowing for fans to call in and ask questions.  The show will also be recorded for our archives and made available for fans who could not tune in for the live broadcast.

CONNECTIVITY:

Unless you live close to the Birmingham, Michigan area, we will set up a phone connection to conduct the interview.  Those who live nearby, you will have the option to do a remote broadcast or an “in person” broadcast.  We understand some people like to be in the same room with the interviewer, if that’s a possibility, and we want to accommodate those folks whenever it's feasible.

THE SHOW FORMAT:

After a brief introduction, you’ll be given about 8-10 minutes to perform a reading from your book.  If you have several titles, choose one  wisely.  This is an excellent opportunity to promote a new title, or one that hasn’t received the kind of exposure you might have wanted,  or a book you’ve published some time ago and would like to remind readers that it’s available.  Be sure to choose a segment of your book that entices readers to buy… but not one that gives away a critical part of the plot – or the ending!  Remember, this is meant as a moment to generate buying enticement, not offer spoilers!

After your reading, we will take questions from fans, or we’ll jump right into our interview discussion… depending on the audience attendance for your segment.  Our intention is to keep the interview informal and as organic as possible.  We will gladly explore tangents, just as long as they don’t stray too far off topic.  And, remember, if fans call in, we can’t predict what their questions might be; but we’ll handle as many of them as we can.

TIMING:

Segments begin at 2pm EST and last for an hour.  We’ll begin our sign off procedure at about 2:55pm to ensure that we don’t run over time.  If you have several books and you’re interested in doing a separate segment to promote each, we can accommodate that during future shows.  Just let us know if this is something you’d like to explore.

CONTENT:

Because we will be broadcasting live, we won’t have the ability to edit the content, so be sure to keep your readings and conversations “G” rated and “family-friendly”.  We will prompt you to tell readers where they can buy your book(s) and where they can leave reviews, so be sure to have those URLs handy.  We will have them as well, in the event that you forget or stumble through them.  Also, we encourage you to let listeners know where they can meet you… upcoming festivals, readings at bookshops, and other signing events.  We intend that our author interview radio broadcasts will be an opportunity for you to promote your work and your writing career, so be sure to take full advantage.

Once we have received your information, we’ll send you a notice about when you are scheduled to appear on the show.  Keep in mind; if you are traveling or have a prior commitment on a day that you are scheduled, you have the option reschedule your segment, as long as we have at least two weeks advance notice of your need to reschedule. 

No-show authors will not be rescheduled or invited to participate again.


PROMOTE THE BROADCAST! 

Saturate social media and your email list with notices that you will be appearing on the air with Grey Wolfe Publishing in the days and weeks leading up to your show date.  And then, continue to promote your segment after the broadcast is archived into our station.  We’ll make sure you have the phone number to give to readers and fans so they can call in on the day of the broadcast and be a part of the conversation… and once it's been archived, we’ll be sure to give you the URL for your segment so they can listen to the archived show afterward. 

REMEMBER… IF YOU DON’T TELL PEOPLE, THEY CAN’T PARTICIPATE AND YOUR MARKETING EFFORTS WILL HAVE BEEN FOR NAUGHT!

While we believe that it is important for our editorial team to review an entire manuscript, rather than just a few selected chapters, we also understand the time constraints involved... we know you want a swift appriasial of your work to learn if you should spend more time writing... or if your work is ready for the editing desk.  This is why we offer a review of the First Fifty Pages of your manuscript, and then return a comprehensive, constructive critique to writers seeking full editorial attention, and then publication.  In this way, writers and editors both, may be better prepared to evaluate the option of moving toward publication.

We return a pointed critique, rather than a simple form letter to the writer, because we see it as our responsibility to mentor writers with regard to improving their work - so their best work may eventually reach bookstore shelves.

Once a manuscript has been reviewed, in approximately one to two weeks, the author can then decide whether or not to continue with the editorial process of the entire manuscript, or take more time to nurture their writing until it is ready to go to press.  Each First Fifty Page Review is complimentary, and we are please to read and offer an evaluation as many times as it takes to get you ready for the publication path.

The manuscript review is complimentary, and no fees are expected for this service!

Grey Wolfe Book Publishing Services require an author investment of just $1,250; broken up into four easy installments of just $312.50!


Submission Requirements: Grey Wolfe Publishing offers a free manuscript review of the first 50 pages of your project to give you a clear understanding of what type of editing assistance your manuscript will need.  The review is optional before the editorial process begins, but it is highly recommended.  A review allows you to see the scope of work yet to be done before the actual editorial and interior design process begins. 

If you have already received your First Fifty Page Review, submitting your complete manuscript is the next step in the Book Design Process... and prepare properly for publication.

Technical Specifications: Novelettes, Novellas, Novels, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Memoir
  • Trade Paperback
  • Perfect Bound
  • 6″ x 9″ portrait
  • 5.5" x 8.5" portrait
  • 8.5" x 8.5" square
  • 8" x 10 portrait
  • white or cream interior pages
  • Glossy or Matte Cover
  • unlimited black & white or color graphic insertions (must be provided by the author in 300dpi, .jpg or .png format).

Publication Timelines: The average time from agreement and first payment to publication is four months. Additional time may be necessary for complex interior layouts that include multiple graphic insertions, and books which require our artists or photographers to create illustrations and photos.

Non-Exclusive Agreement:  Our agreement is non-exclusive, which means that you are not bound to Grey Wolfe Publishing for any period of time.  Once the book publication services are complete, those files belong to you, forever. Copyright Registration and Library of Congress Control Numbers are secured in your name.

Payment Process:

We offer an affordable four-payment plan which we believe will accommodate the financial situation of every author.  Each of the four payments may be made at the time of each editorial stage.  Authors may pay for their Publishing Services via the Submission Portal using a major credit card or PayPal; or authors may mail a check to:

Grey Wolfe Publishing  PO Box 1088 Birmingham, MI  48009. 

If you meet with us personally, we can easily accept all forms of payment at the time of your consultation.

Special arrangements can be made for writers with certain financial challenges.  Discuss these possibilities with us during your consultation or send an inquiry to Diana@GreyWolfePublishing.com before submitting your manuscript.

Your first payment will be processed through our Submission Portal at the time of manuscript submission.  You will be invoiced by Grey Wolfe Publishing for subsequent payments at the appropriate editorial stage until the balance has been satisfied.

Legal Notice:
We highly recommend that all potential authors discuss our services and costs with their attorney or another trusted advisor.  We want to be certain that you are 100% comfortable with our business practices before signing with us! 

We also highly recommend that potential authors research other book design service organizations to be certain that you are receiving the services that are most important to you at a fair price.  This is not something to jump into... it took a lot of time to write your book, now take the time necessary to be sure that you are 100% comfortable with the company that will help you bring it to bookstore shelves.

The Details of Our Book Publishing Services...

  • A Comprehensive Editorial Process: we will help you edit up to 300 pages (approx. 75,000 words) with a three-stage editorial process.  We will return all edits to you via email attachments in MS Word.  The average time for each editorial project varies. However, our expectation is that most books will be edited and ready for bookshop shelves in three to four months, or fewer.
      • Editorial Stage: You will work one-on-one with an editor toward the correction of grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, appropriate word choice; consistency; fact checking; and character development.
      • Electronic Galley Stage: The manuscript is sent to our layout department where the interior is professionally designed.  Authors have a choice of five layout designs and five font choices.  A second editor will work with you after the book has been paginated toward the correction of grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, appropriate word choice; story flow; logic; consistency of style; world building; character development, and fact checking that may have missed in the first editorial stage.
      • Print Galley Stage: Authors will be provided with a print proof (property of Grey Wolfe Publishing for archival purposes) of their book for one last opportunity to change layout, font, and other attributes of the story missed in the first two editorial stages.  A third editor will work with you on a final editorial review of the manuscript in it's publication print format before it goes to press.
      • Manuscripts containing more than 300 pages are edited at an additional charge of $1.00 per page.
      •  Complex editing services will incur additional charges of $2.00 per page.
  • Professional Interior Layout and Formatting for both print and e-books.
  • Custom Cover Design.
  • Identification Services: Including ISBN; Bar Code; U.S. Copyright Registration; Library of Congress Control Number Registration, QR Code.
  • Set up of Amazon.com & Kindle accounts in the author's name with all royalties sent directly to you in the form of either a check or direct deposit.
  • Book Listing, Interactive Excerpt and Featured Author pages on the Grey Wolfe Publishing website with links to the book's Amazon.com page and/or Kindle.com page, as requested by the author. Frequent promotions via the Grey Wolfe Publishing e-newsletter and Social Media postings.
  • An "Interactive excerpt" feature hosted on the Grey Wolfe Publishing Online Portfolio.
  • 100% Net Royalty Return paid monthly via Amazon.com and Kindle.com with full sales channel reporting.
  • Once the editorial, interior design and cover design are complete, you then have the flexibility to take your completed manuscript (MS Word files; PDF files; .jpg and .png image files; .mobi; .epbub book files) to the printer or publishing house of your choice and then to bookshop shelves, with the understanding that you will need to secure an independent ISBN.  All files are provided on an archival CD as well as in email attachments.
  • A complimentary Author Marketing handbook included with your archival CD.
  • $150 discount for authors returning to publish subsequent books with Grey Wolfe Publishing.


Grey Wolfe Book Publishing Services require an author investment of just $1,250; broken up into four easy installments of just $312.50!


Submission Requirements:
Grey Wolfe Publishing offers a free manuscript review of the first 50 pages of your project to give you a clear understanding of what type of editing assistance your manuscript will need.  The review is optional before the editorial process begins, but it is highly recommended.  A review allows you to see the scope of work yet to be done before the actual editorial and interior design process begins. 

If you have already received your First Fifty Page Review, submitting your complete manuscript is the next step in the Book Publishing Process... and prepare properly for publication.

Technical Specifications: Novelettes, Novellas, Novels, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Memoir
  • Trade Paperback
  • Perfect Bound
  • 6″ x 9″ portrait
  • 5.5" x 8.5" portrait
  • 8.5" x 8.5" square
  • 8" x 10 portrait
  • white or cream interior pages
  • Glossy or Matte Cover
  • unlimited black & white or color graphic insertions (must be provided by the author in 300dpi, .jpg or .png format).

Publication Timelines: The average time from manuscript submission and first payment to publication is four months. Additional time may be necessary for complex interior layouts that include multiple graphic insertions, and books which require our artists or photographers to create illustrations and photos.

Non-Exclusive Agreement:  Our agreement is non-exclusive, which means that you are not bound to Grey Wolfe Publishing for any period of time.  Once the book design services are complete, those files belong to you, forever. Copyright Registration and Library of Congress Control Numbers are secured in your name. You may change publishing houses at any time, with the understanding that a new ISBN will be required to do so.

Payment Process:

We offer an affordable four-payment plan which we believe will accommodate the financial situation of every author.  Each of the  payments may be made at the time of each editorial stage.  Authors make their first payment via the Submission Portal using a major credit card or PayPal; or authors may mail a check to:

Grey Wolfe Publishing  PO Box 1088 Birmingham, MI  48009. 

If you meet with us personally, we can easily accept all forms of payment at the time of your consultation.

Special arrangements can be made for writers with certain financial challenges.  Discuss these possibilities with us during your consultation or send an inquiry to Diana@GreyWolfePublishing.com before submitting your manuscript.

Legal Notice:
We highly recommend that all potential authors discuss our services and costs with their attorney or another trusted advisor.  We want to be certain that you are 100% comfortable with our business practices before signing with us! 

We also highly recommend that potential authors research other book design service organizations to be certain that you are receiving the services that are most important to you at a fair price.  This is not something to jump into... it took a lot of time to write your book, now take the time necessary to be sure that you are 100% comfortable with the company that will help you bring it to bookstore shelves.

The Details of Our Publishing Services...

  • A Comprehensive Editorial Process: we will help you edit up to 300 pages (approx. 75,000 words) with a three-stage editorial process.  We will return all edits to you via email attachments in MS Word.  The average time for each editorial project varies. However, our expectation is that most books will be edited and ready for bookshop shelves in three to four months, or fewer.
      • Editorial Stage: You will work one-on-one with an editor toward the correction of grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, appropriate word choice; consistency; fact checking; and character development.
      • Electronic Galley Stage: The manuscript is sent to our layout department where the interior is professionally designed.  Authors have a choice of five layout designs and five font choices.  A second editor will work with you after the book has been paginated toward the correction of grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, appropriate word choice; story flow; logic; consistency of style; world building; character development, and fact checking that may have missed in the first editorial stage.
      • Print Galley Stage: Authors will be provided with a print proof (property of Grey Wolfe Publishing for archival purposes) of their book for one last opportunity to change layout, font, and other attributes of the story missed in the first two editorial stages.  A third editor will work with you on a final editorial review of the manuscript in it's publication print format before it goes to press.
      • Manuscripts containing more than 300 pages are edited at an additional charge of $1.00 per page.
      •  Complex editing services will incur additional charges of $2.00 per page.
  • Professional Interior Layout and Formatting for both print and e-books.
  • Custom Cover Design.
  • Identification Services: Including ISBN; Bar Code; U.S. Copyright Registration; Library of Congress Control Number Registration, QR Code.
  • Set up of Amazon.com & Kindle accounts in the author's name with all royalties sent directly to you in the form of either a check or direct deposit.
  • Book Listing, Interactive Excerpt and Featured Author pages on the Grey Wolfe Publishing website Online Portfolio with links to the book's Amazon.com page and/or Kindle.com page, as requested by the author. Frequent promotions via the Grey Wolfe Publishing e-newsletter and Social Media postings.
  • An "interactive excerpt" linked to the book's page on the Grey Wolfe Online Portfolio.
  • 100% Net Royalty Return paid monthly via Amazon.com and Kindle.com with full sales channel reporting.
  • Once the editorial, interior design and cover design are complete, you then have the flexibility to take your completed manuscript (MS Word files; PDF files; .jpg and .png image files; .mobi; .epbub book files) to the printer or publishing house of your choice and then to bookshop shelves, with the understanding that you will need to secure an independent ISBN number.  All files are provided on an archival CD as well as in email attachments.
  • A complimentary Author Marketing handbook included with your archival CD.
  • $150 discount for authors returning to publish subsequent books with Grey Wolfe Publishing.
  • Professional Artistry of Illustrations or photographs for children's books are billed separately at $50 per illustration.
  • Authors may provide illustrations in 300dpi, .jpg or .png format at no additional fee.
  • Children's picture books must include a minimum of 24 pages for publication, but may not exceed 100 pages.
  • Early Reader and Chapter books require a minimum of 24 pages, and have no maximum page requirement.

We endeavor to bring your special vision of your children's book to life, as you imagine it.  You will work with our children's book designer and editor who holds a certification in Early Childhood Development to come as close as possible to the book you want to create. 

Our children's book layout designs do not have layout choices as each book requires different creative approach.  All children's book designs include full-color pages, table of contents for chapter books, and font selections that will enhance the visual appeal of your children's book.  However, as with all creative processes, there are some limitations as to what is possible.


For 2016 we're borrowing some writing prompts from a great book, found at Writer's Digest Shop:

A Year of Writing Prompts: 365 Story Ideas for Honing Your Craft and Eliminating Writer's Block by Brian A. Klems and Zachary Petit.

We've posted a creative writing prompt each month which we hope will challenge your  writing craft.  Your task is to write up to 2,000 words about each prompt.  Prizes will be awarded each month for the winning entry. We must have a minimum of three (3) contest entries each month in order to award a prize.  There is no entry fee to submit to the monthly contests, and you may enter as frequently as you wish, and as early as you wish.

Prizes will be awarded each month for the winning entry. We must have a minimum of three (3) contest entries each month in order to award a prize.  There is no entry fee to submit to the monthly contests. 

Please type the name of the monthly contest in the header of your submission.  You may enter as frequently as you like, and as early as you like.  Each winning entry will be featured on our website and the winning entries, as well as honorable mentions, will be published in the next general edition of our Legends Literary Journal

Visit our website to read each monthly prompt, and click the monthly contest icon next to the description of each contest to read the winning submissions that month. 

Each month we will award a $25 Visa Gift Card!  There is no entry fee.  All judges decisions are final.

Writers may submit multiple entries, under separate submission.  Grey Wolfe Publishing accepts simultaneous submissions, and pieces previously published, as long as original copyright ownership can be provided, if requested.

Submission Deadline is the last day of each month.

Winners agree to grant one-time print publication rights, as well as right to publish selected pieces to the Grey Wolfe Publishing website. The Grey Wolfe Publishing editorial team's decisions regarding submission inclusion are final. Inclusion in the Legends Literary Journal is intended as a tool to build your writer’s platform and to add to your writing career momentum. Contributing authors are not paid royalties; however, each contributor will receive a complimentary copy of the Legends Literary Journal.

Legends is an annual, literary journal. The goal of this collection is to bring awareness to the hundreds of talented writers that live among us. It is also our intent to assist writers to build their platform and their reputations within the global writing community.

Contributors wishing to achieve the goal of publication may submit short stories and anecdotal essays of not more than 8,000 words; or poetry of not more than 45 lines. 

This is a special edition focusing on the paranormal.  Pieces may include characters, scenes and settings introducing readers to a collection of scary, odd, ethereal, transcendent, and unearthly accounts. Writers may include pieces about angels, demons, hauntings, UFO sightings and abductions, monsters, ghosts, spirits... those experiences that depart from what is usual or normal, especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature - excluding explicit sex; explicit drug use; graphic violence against women, children, or animals. (If you are unclear regarding these exclusions, please send an email to info@greywolfepublishing.com for clarification and approval.)

Writers may submit up to eight pieces, and they may mix genres and styles, if they choose. Grey Wolfe Publishing accepts simultaneous submissions, and pieces previously published, as long as original copyright ownership can be provided, if requested.

Submission Deadline is August 1, 2016; with an expected release date of October 31, 2016.

Contributors agree to grant one-time print publication rights, as well as right to publish selected pieces to the Grey Wolfe Publishing website. The Grey Wolfe Publishing editorial team's decisions regarding submission inclusion are final. Inclusion in the Legends Literary Journal is intended as a tool to build your writer’s platform and to add to your writing career's momentum. Contributing authors are not paid royalties; however, each contributor will receive a 50% discount on a copy of the Legends Literary Journal (to help cover printing costs).

Legends is an annual, literary journal. The goal of this collection is to bring awareness to the hundreds of talented writers that live among us. It is also our intent to assist writers to build their platform and their reputations within the global writing community. Writers may submit from anywhere on Earth... but they must submit in English!  Submissions are only accepted through this electronic portal.  Paper submissions are NOT accepted.  Multiple pieces of writing must be submitted separately.  Please do not group several submissions into a single document!

Contributors wishing to achieve the goal of publication may submit short stories and anecdotal essays of not more than 8,000 words; or poetry of not more than 45 lines.  Writers may submit up to eight pieces, and they may mix styles (poetry, prose, personal essay), if they choose. Grey Wolfe Publishing accepts simultaneous submissions, and pieces previously published, as long as original copyright ownership can be provided, if requested.

This is a special edition focusing on the Love Story (Romance). 

According to the Romance Writers of America, the main plot of romance writing must revolve around two people as they develop romantic love for each other and work to build a relationship. Both the conflict and the climax of the piece should be directly related to that core theme of developing a romantic relationship, although the novel can also contain subplots that do not specifically relate to the main characters' romantic love. Furthermore, a romance novel must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending."

In general, romance writing rewards characters who are good people and penalize those who are evil, and a couple who fights for and believes in their relationship will likely be rewarded with unconditional love.

As long as your submission meets those criteria, it can be set in any time period and in any location. There are no specific restrictions on what can or cannot be included. Even controversial subjects are addressed in romance novels, including topics such as date rape, domestic violence, addiction, and disability.  Although most romance writing is about heterosexual pairings, we will accept writing that includes romance between same-sex couples.

However, erotica and sexually explicit material will NOT  be accepted for this anthology.  Your submission should exclude  explicit sex; explicit drug use; graphic violence against women, children, or animals. (If you are unclear regarding these exclusions, please send an email to info@greywolfepublishing.com for clarification and approval.)

Submission Deadline is August 1, 2017; with an expected release date of November 1, 2017.

Contributors agree to grant one-time print publication rights, as well as the right to publish selected pieces to the Grey Wolfe Publishing website. The Grey Wolfe Publishing editorial team's decisions regarding submission inclusion are final. Inclusion in the Legends Literary Journal is intended as a tool to build your writer’s platform and to add to your writing career's momentum. Contributing authors are not paid royalties; however, each contributor will receive a 50% discount on a copy of the Legends Literary Journal (to help cover printing costs).

Proceeds from the sale of Legends: Passion Pages 2017 will benefit the American Heart Association.

Ends on January 2, 2017$ 20.00
$ 20.00

Submission Deadline: January 2, 2017; 12:00am, EST.

The mission of this contest is to shine a light on the exemplary work that libraries across America do to promote literacy and celebrate the written word.  If you are a patron of a United States Library, and you hold a valid library card, you are eligible.

1.      There will be Two Rounds of Contest Judging:  All judges’ decisions are final.

a.      Round One will award $250 to the Top Writer of State; plus publication in the Library Legends 2017 United States Edition anthology.

b.      Round One Honorable Mentions will be published in the anthology.

c.       Round Two will award $500 to the Top Writer out of all participating States, plus a complimentary publishing package (valued at $1,600, expires 1/31/2018), and a complimentary copy of the anthology.

This is a serious contest, with cash and other prizes at stake.  Be sure that your submission puts your “best paw forward”.  Be certain you have resolved all spelling, punctuation and grammar errors before submitting.

The anthology is expected to be released in June of 2017.  Watch the Grey Wolfe Publishing website, join the publisher's email list, and follow the publisher's Social Media postings for an announcement of the actual release date and details regarding purchases and prize delivery dates.

Contest Rules/Submission Guidelines:

1.      Incomplete submissions will not be considered for prizes or publication.

2.      Submissions received after the deadline of January 2, 2017, 11:59pm EST will not be considered for prizes or publication.

3.      All submissions must be written in English. Foreign language submissions will not be accepted.

4.      Submitters must be a resident of the United States of America, and at least 18 years of age.  Co-written submissions are acceptable.

5.      All submitters must hold a valid Library Card for the State Library which they are representing.

6.      All entries must be submitted electronically via the Grey Wolfe Publishing Submission Portal, in either MS Word, PDF, ODT or RTF format.  Hardcopy (paper) submissions will not be accepted. 

7.      All work must be double-spaced, with a blank space between paragraphs, left justified.

8.      All margins must be set at one inch; in Calibri font, size 12.

9.      Submissions must be fiction, in one of the submission portal’s listed genres and targeted to a specific reader audience; of 8,000 words or fewer.  Poetry, personal essay, social commentary, and non-fiction entries will not be accepted.

10.  The title of the piece, the author’s name, and author’s email address must appear in the header of each submission. If the submission is co-written, both authors’ information must appear on the submission portal form and in the header of the entry.

11.  In the event that your submission is selected as a winner or honorable mention, be sure to include a on paragraph bio and headshot photo to accompany your submission.  Photos must be 300dpi, .jpg or .png format.  Both color and black & white photos are acceptable.

12.  There is an entry fee of $20 per submission.  Each entry must be submitted separately.  Multiple submissions by a single author or co-writers are permitted; but must be submitted to the portal separately.  Grouped submissions will be rejected and fees paid will not be refunded.

13.  Send all questions or concerns regarding this contest to Contest@GreyWolfePublishing.com  No Phone Calls, Please.

For centuries, families have told stories to each other as a way to entertain, teach, and pay loyal respect to the culture of their ancestors.  In this book, you'll find stories and poems from different origins... each one kept and passed on to the next generation of storytellers.

The Grey Wolfe Storybook anthology accepts submissions of "G" rated, family-friendly short stories, poems and essays. Contributors wishing to achieve the goal of publication may submit short stories and personal essays of not more than 8,000 words; or poetry of not more than 45 lines, with a central theme or character involving children or family.

Writers may submit up to five pieces, and they may mix genres, if they choose. We accept simultaneous submissions, and pieces previously published, as long as original copyright ownership can be provided, if requested.

Submission Deadline is July 19 of each year; with an expected release date of September 30 of each year.

Contributors agree to grant one-time print publication rights, as well as right to publish selected pieces to the Grey Wolfe Publishing website. The Grey Wolfe Publishing editorial team's decisions regarding submission inclusion are final. Inclusion in The Grey Wolfe Storybook anthology is intended as a tool to build your writer’s platform and to add to your writing career momentum. Contributing authors are not paid royalties; however, each contributor will receive a 50% discount on a copy of The Grey Wolfe Storybook anthology (to cover printing costs).

Proceeds from the sale of this book will aid the American Society of Deaf Children, a 501(c)(3) organization, and their mission to empower families with deaf children by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources and collaborative networks.

Write To Meow is a bi-annual, anthology. The goal of this collection is to bring awareness to the plight of the thousands of cats that are currently suffering in shelters and needlessly walked into the gas chamber.

Contributors wishing to achieve the goal of publication may submit short stories and personal essays of not more than 8,000 words; or poetry of not more than 45 lines, with a central theme or character involving cats.

Writers may submit up to five pieces, and they may mix genres, if they choose. We accept simultaneous submissions, and pieces previously published, as long as original copyright ownership can be provided, if requested.

Submission Deadline is September 30 of 2017; with an expected release date of November 30.

Contributors agree to grant one-time print publication rights, as well as right to publish selected pieces to the Grey Wolfe Publishing website. The Grey Wolfe Publishing editorial team's decisions regarding submission inclusion are final. Inclusion in Write To Meow is intended as a tool to build your writer’s platform and to add to your writing career momentum. Contributing authors are not paid royalties; however, each contributor will receive a 50% discount coupon to purchase a copy of Write To Meow so that more of the proceeds can be donated to the charity.

Proceeds from the 2017 Write To Meow anthology will go to the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida.  They are a   501(c)(3) charitable organization. Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats.  They are home to about 80+ lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.

Write To Wildlife is an annual, anthology. The goal of this collection is to bring awareness to the important work sanctuaries around America do to keep wild animals safe, unexploited and off the endangered species lists. The Earth has an abundance of special creatures, and we believe it's important to protect them all.

Contributors wishing to achieve the goal of publication may submit short stories and personal essays of not more than 8,000 words; or poetry of not more than 45 lines, with a central theme or character involving any animal other than cats or dogs.

Writers may submit up to five pieces, and they may mix genres, if they choose. We accept simultaneous submissions, and pieces previously published, as long as original copyright ownership can be provided, if requested.

Submission Deadline is August 15 of each year; with an expected release date of October 31 of each year.

Contributors agree to grant one-time print publication rights, as well as right to publish selected pieces to the Grey Wolfe Publishing website. The Grey Wolfe Publishing editorial team's decisions regarding submission inclusion are final. Inclusion in Write To Wildlife is intended as a tool to build your writer’s platform and to add to your writing career momentum. Contributing authors are not paid royalties; however, each contributor will receive a 50% discount on a copy of Write To Wildlife (to cover printing costs).

Proceeds from the 2015 edition of Write To Wildlife will go to support The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Write To Woof is an annual, anthology. The goal of this collection is to bring awareness to the roles dogs play in our lives... as companions, helpers and teachers.  Whether pure-bred or rescued Mutt; each enhances our lives like no other creature on Earth.

Contributors wishing to achieve the goal of publication may submit short stories and personal essays of not more than 8,000 words; or poetry of not more than 45 lines, with a central theme or character involving dogs.

Writers may submit up to five pieces, and they may mix genres, if they choose. We accept simultaneous submissions, and pieces previously published, as long as original copyright ownership can be provided, if requested.

Submission Deadline is February 15 of each year; with an expected release date of May 31 of each year.

Contributors agree to grant one-time print publication rights, as well as right to publish selected pieces to the Grey Wolfe Publishing website. The Grey Wolfe Publishing editorial team's decisions regarding submission inclusion are final. Inclusion in Write To Woof is intended as a tool to build your writer’s platform and to add to your writing career momentum. Contributing authors are not paid royalties; however, each contributor will receive a 50% discount on a copy of Write To Woof (to cover printing costs).

Proceeds from the 2017 edition of Write To Woof will go to support Wolf Haven International, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Are you a writer who is looking to augment your current income or jazz up your retirement years by utilizing your creative writing talent to write, edit and assist others as they navigate the paths of the publishing forest?  Are you seeking the flexibility of telecommuting… a position that offers a great deal of autonomy and flexibility?  Are you comfortable with supporting others… comforting them in moments of crisis and Howling with them in moments of Celebration?

Grey Wolfe Publishing invites writers to Join The Pack!

Editors: All Genres/All Styles

Staff Writers: All Genres: YA and Adult

Illustrators: All Genres: YA, Children’s and Cover Art

Book Ambassadors: Our Howlers-At-Large; Arranging Readings, Signings, Bookstore Connections, and Special Events

Voice Actors for Audio Books

Pack Howler (Marketing/Advertising)

We have a policy of only hiring writers to our team, why?  Because we believe that only writers (and not simply business people) are better positioned to understand the needs of aspiring authors.  If you are a dedicated writer yourself, you “get it”.  You’ll communicate more effectively with other writers… you’ll better understand the creative process and the quirks and conundrums that go with this very special obsession.  As a writer, you’ll be better equipped to walk gently, as an equal, with other writers and authors as they move closer to publishing their work.  You’ll be able to commiserate when things aren’t going so well, when the Muse isn’t cooperating; and you’ll be able to fully engage in the celebration when a new book comes out of the Den, Howling it’s wonderment to the world!

If this sounds like a path you’d like to take, please follow these application and submission guidelines:

       We are an organization that has embraced the digital age.  Therefore, regular “snail” mail applications will not be accepted.  

  1. Please send us your biography – a resume, if you like – but what we are really looking for is your writer’s bio.  Why you write… what you write… and how long you’ve felt compelled to write.  Tell us what you love about writing… and the agitation, as well.  If you’ve ever taken any coursework, workshops, attended writing conferences or conventions – tell us about that, too.
  2. Also, please include links to your published works wherever they may be found.  If you have a website or blog, send us those URLs.
  3. Please send us three of your favorite writing samples.  These can be poetry, prose, essay, a cutting from a stage play, a chapter from your novel or novella, a newspaper or magazine clipping, or perhaps an academic paper you've written.  We're not interested in any specific style or genre.  What we ARE interested in is what YOU feel is some of your best, most creative, or most interesting work.
  4. If you would like to be an illustrator with us, please send us at least three samples of what you feel is your best work.  All art submissions must be 300dpi.  Please do not send Zip files.
  5. If you are a voice actor, please send us at least three samples of your voice-over work.
We look forward to hearing from you soon... and welcoming you into our Grey Wolfe Pack!