Here are answers to some of our readers’ most frequently asked questions. If you don’t find an answer to your question here, please feel free to contact us.
Why Serendipity Press?
Editor Leanne Phillips:
I chose the name “Serendipity Press” for a couple of reasons.
First and foremost, the name takes me back to a time when my three children were young and we began a tradition of sharing “serendipities” around the dinner table, taking turns telling about something unexpected and pleasant that had happened to each of us during the day. It is not only a positive memory of long-ago time spent with my children, but a reminder to focus on the good in each day.
I also love the meaning of the word – a “pleasant surprise” – in the context of discovering literary gems and fresh literary voices. Every writer was at some point unknown by his or her peers and readers, until someone stumbled onto the writer’s words and excitedly shared them with the world. And every reader knows the pleasure of finding a book he or she can’t wait to share with friends.
Through our soon-to-debut literary magazine, The Serendipity Review, and our short fiction contests, we can’t wait to find amazing new writers and stories and to share them with you.
Why aren’t you accepting book manuscript submissions?
Serendipity Press is currently in the process of publishing its first several book titles, which will debut in late 2016.
From the beginning, when we first decided to create and develop our imprint, we wanted to establish our own niche and be selective about the books we publish.
At this time, we simply do not have the staff or resources to publish more than a handful of books each year, and to be honest, we like it that way. We want to give each of our books the time and effort it deserves. It is important to us that we are proud of books bearing the Serendipity Press imprint.
Currently, we are busy resurrecting out-of-print books and self-publishing our own fiction and non-fiction works. Plans are also in the works to publish a regional arts magazine for California’s Central Coast, as well as a literary magazine.
In the future, if and when we are ready to accept new manuscripts for publishing consideration, we will be prepared to provide our authors with everything they deserve from a publisher. In the meantime, our plan is to support new fiction through upcoming short fiction contests and our soon-to-debut literary magazine, The Serendipity Review.
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