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Publish your book(s) with us!

It can be challenging for writers and even existing authors to get noticed in front of publishers. That's why we created an easy to navigate and straightforward online submission system. Since 2020, our system has allowed authors of all genres to have their work considered by one of our editors. Please note that 5310 Publishing only accepts unsolicited manuscript submissions through our electronic system, do not email us.

 

ATTENTION — PLEASE READ:

We currently have THREE submission forms.

Please read our instructions and use the correct one when applying.

Please only submit one manuscript at a time!

1st Call for Submissions - CANADIANS ONLY! 🇨🇦

Only use this form if you are Canadian or are a permanent resident of Canada.

 

We are accepting submissions in the following genres:

  • Romance Novels

  • Historical Fiction

  • Contemporary Fiction

  • Speculative Fiction

  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • Thriller & Suspense

  • Action & Adventure

  • Mystery & Detective

  • LGBTQ+ Fiction

 

  • Any sub-genre or trope within the categories listed above.

  • We are accepting Adult, Young Adult, and New Adult Fiction.

Link at the bottom of the page — please read our instructions before you send your manuscript.

 
 

2nd Call for Submissions - Adult Fiction (worldwide, not from Canada)

Please note: If you’re Canadian, please don’t submit your manuscript using this form.

Any of the following genres can apply for ADULT FICTION:

CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING MANUSCRIPTS, SORRY.

3rd Call for Submissions - Young Adult Fiction (worldwide, not from Canada)

Please note: If you’re Canadian, please don’t submit your manuscript using this form.

Any of the following genres can apply for YOUNG ADULT FICTION:

CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING YA MANUSCRIPTS, SORRY.

 
 

Manuscript Common Themes & Tropes

Your book doesn’t need any of those elements to qualify, but if you have any of them, please mention it in your query letter. But again, it is not a requirement.

  • Romance with Artificial Intelligence, Aliens, Between Worlds, etc.

  • Stories with a Black main character (we really really really want a black or person of colour as the main character)

  • Stories that explore subjects like racism, homophobia, etc.

  • A story with a transgender character (main or secondary).

  • A story with a character with a disability (main or secondary character with autism, dyslexia, ADHD, BDD, mobility, visual, hearing, learning, or other)

  • Conspiracy theories

  • A story where the main character falls in love with the unnoticed

  • Science and Technology, Fringe Science, Parallel universes, Time Travel, Weird but Interesting stuff (Comparable TV shows: Fringe, Lost, Revolution, The 100, Timeless, FlashForward, Continuum)

  • Worlds where technology took over (Comparable TV shows: Black Mirror, Upload)

  • Locked room thriller, psychological thriller, suspense thriller.

  • Dinner Party Murder Mystery Trope

  • Reverse damsel in distress (she saves him).

NOTE: Having one of those tropes as part of your story is not a requirement. Even if you don't have any of them, your book still qualifies and you may still get a publishing offer. These are just some examples.

A Note on Book Banning

If you think your book will be banned in Texas, or in any other state, then absolutely query with us! The U.S. has a book-banning problem, and that shouldn’t stop you from publishing your book around the world. Books are meant to be challenging. We want to question harmful stereotypes and explore ideas that are so far unexplored. We want to break barriers. Books should talk about gender, race, and sexuality; and authors shouldn’t be afraid of exploring those issues.

 

What we don't want

🚫 WE WILL AUTOMATICALLY REJECT YOUR MANUSCRIPT:

  • If your book is over 140K words.

  • If your book is incomplete or not edited.

  • If you are homophobic, misogynist, xenophobic, ageist, etc., or your story is about those types of people, don’t bother applying. You will be rejected. (For example, Neonazi Romance)

 

⚠️ PLEASE NOTE:

  • 5310 Publishing currently does not assess erotica, horror, scripts, or comic books.

  • We do not consider short story collections, anthologies, poems, or individual stories.

  • We do not publish Middle Grade, Picture Books, or Children’s books.

  • We do not re-publish disputed titles or titles from other publishers.

  • We do not re-publish self-published titles (Kindle and Wattpad included.)

 

⛔️ WHAT WE ALSO DON’T WANT:

  • Books with weird / ultra-exotic names, especially the main characters. (e.g., Axwhyzee, Elrohire, Grimvenger, etc.)

  • Steampunk, high fantasy, epic fantasy, sorcery, Wiccan, pagan, and horror.

  • Stories mainly about witches, vampires, werewolves, zombies, and dragons (although it’s okay if they exist in the world as side characters and the plot is about something else that doesn’t revolve around them.)

  • During this submission round, we are not looking for Weird West & Western Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Sports Fiction, Erotica, detailed police procedurals, legal thrillers set in courtrooms, and Military Fiction (but we do want Sci-fi Military).

 
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Please read all of our instructions and guidelines on this page to make sure your manuscript fits what we are currently looking for before you send your manuscript.

 

How to prepare your manuscript:

  • On the first page, please include your name, phone number, email address, the title of the work, genre, word count, and your country of residence.

  • On the second page, please include your query letter.

  • On the third page, please include a book blurb OR a chapter-by-chapter synopsis OR a full manuscript synopsis (pick one).

  • Start your manuscript on the last page.

 

  • Use size 14pt font.

  • Change the font to a SANS SERIF font, such as Helvetica, Arial, Futura, Open Sans, or Open Dyslexic. — Please do not use Courier, Times New Roman, Georgia, Comic Sans, Garamond, etc.

  • File must be a double-spaced PDF OR a double-spaced Word file. (PDF preferred)

 

  • Please upload the entire manuscript OR if you are not comfortable uploading the entire manuscript, then please upload the first 50 pages and the last two chapters. Please give us enough to give us a clear picture of your story.

 

How to Submit:

  • Open our online manuscript submission form.

  • Fill in the requested information.

  • Click submit before closing. (if you close the tab, it won't save your progress)

 

Join us in changing the world!

5310 Publishing is home to original and talented voices who want to cause a positive impact. We help writers who want to help others. If you are committed to helping the world and your local community as much as we are, then join us.

Please select the appropriate form to submit your manuscript.

If you applied before May 31st, please only follow up with us if you don’t get a reply by SEPTEMBER 1st, 2022.

We try to reply to every submission, but sometimes we miss a few people or our emails go to spam.

 

Do you have any questions?

Learn more about us, our mission, and our commitment to change the world with our books: About 5310 Publishing

Learn more about our efforts to better represent and give a voice to those who are part of minority groups that are often underrepresented and silenced: Read more about Diversity, Disability, and Inclusion.

Do you have even more questions? Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions Page (Publishing FAQ)