Guest Room Press is the first hybrid press of its kind in West Virginia and home of Guest Room Journal. We'renot a vanity press & you don't have to publish with us to work with us. We combine professional development training with hybrid publishing & more. We offer private mentoring & consulting face-to-face, via phone & email on everything from creative writing, marketing & branding, public speaking & literary performance. Our in-house designers offer website design, book-cover design, logo & book-promotion material design.
Our team is made up of professional authors with years of teaching experience in college literature, business writing & creative writing. While we work with writers of all backgrounds, we especially hope to work with voices underrepresented in publishing such as women, regional, and the working class. We manage your book for its lifespan & we are passionate about your work.
Our vision? To see you become.
What We Review
Completed manuscripts up to 80,000 words. Literary fiction with unique narrative voices with special interest in regional settings, a strong sense of place, strong female leads, BIPOC & LGBTQ voices. Nonfiction in the following categories: humor, young adult & memoir. Poetry collections.
Send only the first 35 pages. If we want more, we'll request it. Times New Roman font, size 12. Double-spaced. Carefully edited, completed manuscripts only. We do not assist in completing manuscripts or heavy editing.
Your email body should include full legal name, a brief bio with history of publications (if any), any social media links, current phone & address.
Getting It to Us
Pasted in the body of the email. No attachments. We delete emails with attachments.