JUNE 1 – AUGUST 31, 2020

We are many things here at Kyanite Publishing.  We’re bookworms, first and foremost. We’re also pop culture geeks, speculative fiction junkies, and lovers of the heart and soul that goes into writing.

But, did you know we count among our ranks an armchair historian, a ravenous consumer of memoirs, science geeks, and foodies?

In short, we love consuming all sorts of books, learning new things, and sharing this knowledge with others. In the interest of this, we wish to expand our publishing horizons so we can discover more of what we love and help share it with the world. Thus, we are proud to open our first submission window for non-fiction works!


What are we looking for?

Submission Guidelines

What to Include in the Email

An introduction is always nice. Tell us who you are. Have we met, or did somebody refer you to us? Here is a good place to remind us.

The elevator pitch. In one to three sentences, what’s the selling point for the book? What’s it about? What makes it stand apart?

What is the category, subject, and word count of your manuscript?

An outline of the topics presented in the manuscript, or for less structured pieces like memoirs, a synopsis summarizing the contents.

The Sample

Please attach a 2,000-word sample or first chapter to the email in standard manuscript format as a Word document (.doc or .docx). If you are not familiar with standard manuscript formats, please review this article.

If your manuscript includes an introduction, please include the introduction and first chapter. (Going over 2,000 words is okay in this case.)

Only original, unpublished submissions will be considered.

Please send all submissions to

What to expect.

We will endeavor to confirm receipt of your submission within 3 business days. The initial screening of submissions may take up to 30 days. If your full manuscript is requested, please expect a 3 – 6 month wait after the close of the submission window before final decisions are made.

What about fiction submissions? When is the next window?

We are only accepting non-fiction submissions during this window, but we will be opening another window from September through November for fiction submissions; to include the genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror, historical fiction, mystery, and thriller.

Please visit our submissions page for the Kyanite Press if you are interested in submitting novelettes or short fiction for our speculative fiction journal. 

Legal Mumbo Jumbo:  Kyanite Publishing, LLC reserves the right to accept or deny any submission based upon any subjective or objective consideration.  Rights to all works remain those of the author until a contract is accepted. If selected, a contract will be offered before any work is published.  Terms of advances, royalties, and other considerations will be negotiated on an individual and confidential basis.  Any and all turnaround times mentioned on this page are estimates only.