Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in submitting your work for the consideration of Story River Books. Due the exceptional quality and number of submissions received during the 2015 open submissions period, Story River Books is now closed to new submissions.

Future open submissions periods will be announced through this website. Any proposals or manuscripts received outside of the announced submissions period will be automatically declined. When inquiring during the next open submissions period, please follow the guidelines below.

To have a project considered for the Story River Books imprint, please submit the following:
· A cover letter that briefly describes the work (scope, purpose, and length), explains how it differs from competing works, and assesses its likely readership.
· A synopsis of the complete work and three representative chapters (if submitting a novel) or three representative short stories (if submitting a collection of short fiction).
· A current curriculum vitae or résumé.

All projects must meet the approval of the series editor, two anonymous peer reviewers, and the USC Press Committee to gain approval for a publishing contract.

Story River Books is not presently soliciting short stories for multi-author edited anthologies. Only novel manuscripts and book-length collections of short stories by a single author will be considered.

Submissions should be sent to:
Linda Haines Fogle, Assistant Director for Operations
University of South Carolina Press
1600 Hampton Street, 5th Floor
Columbia SC 29208