Welcome to the submission managare for Diálogos and Lavender Ink, publishers of modern and contemporary literature.
We have temporarily disabled submissions to allow us time to catch up. We anticipate reopening submissions in January, 2020. Please revisit us then.
We are interested in any work of literary merit, normally in the broad categories of Contemporary Poetry and Fiction and Literature in Translation. We will, however, consider work in other genres as well, in our "open" category.
While our two imprints represent different categories of publications, you need not concern yourself with which imprint you are submitting to. The two imprints emphasize the following:
Lavender Ink: Contemporary Poetry, Fiction and other genres in English.
Diálogos: Works of international or cross-cultural significance, including works in translation and/or any work which engages multiple cultures. It is envisioned, too, that such work will often have a political component.
Please Note: If you've never read any of our books or at least familiarized yourself with our list, then you are submitting at your own risk.
To submit a manuscript, please upload the complete manuscript, prefaced by a letter of introduction and biographical note listing publications and any other relevant data, all in a single document. If the work is a translation or anthology, include information about publication rights.
The preferred format for the manuscript is MS Word or .rtf. Please use .pdf only if the original is in another format or if there are graphics or delicate spacing issues.
Payment/Compensation and Contractual Issues: We do not pay advances, but we do pay royalties. A standard royalty arrangement would be 30% of net proceeds. Note that royalties are calculated on the net, not on the list price.
Normal terms include 10 free author copies and the access to buy any quantity at 50% of retail. We will send out a limited number of review and promotional copies, but we do not normally purchase paid advertising. Authors are expected to assist in their own promotions with readings, social media, review solicitations, etc.
This category is only for requested materials. Please do not upload here unless you have been specifically instructed to do so.