Throwback Books

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Thank you for your interest in Throwback Books!

Our hand-made books are perfect for micro-chapbooks, novelettes, coloring books, choose your own adventures, illustrated tales, POP-UP!s and anything else you can think to send our way.  Genre is unimportant but we do heavily favor the experimental over anything else.  Keep submissions under 48 printed chapbook pages (think 24 double-spaced pages for stories, 40 short poems) and please know a personalized response with limited feedback can take up to 2 months--- though it usually occurs within 3 weeks.

Any longer works can be submitted through the Novelette link below but be aware that we only accept one novelette each year.

If we decide not to use your submission, please wait 6 months before submitting again.  

A glimpse of our taste would be the following authors we enjoy: Jesse Ball, Blake Butler, Lindsay Hunter, David Markson, Mary Miller, Shane Jones.

Please be aware of the following if your book is chosen for publication:
  • Pay is 10 contributor copies until the book breaks even (usually halfway through the print run), then all profits are split in both tangible and digital mediums.
  • Author will be expected to promote the book in tandem with Throwback Books' efforts.
  • Although input on the aesthetic is encouraged, all final decision on the books design default to the editors.
  • Additional print-runs of each title is dependent upon sales.  After the demand for the tangible has waned, a unique digital version of the book will be available at a greatly reduced price in .pdf and iBooks with audio/video imbedded.
Throwback Books