We are currently open to queries: May 1 – July 31.
While primarily a fiction-focused press, we also handle nonfiction titles — both unpublished work and previously published works which have gone out of print.
Previously unpublished nonfiction projects we’re seeking include books on writing /for writers, pop culture and genre studies, folklore and fairy tale explorations, New Age nonfiction with mainstream sensibilities, and creative essay collections.
We are also interested in working with authors who have previously published nonfiction/academic texts which are currently out of print in order to “digitize” the textbook and establish ebook and print-on-demand editions which the author can earn royalties on for years to come. This provides authors with a chance to keep their works in the market without fear of being shipped a garage full of remainders.
Please query with a nonfiction book proposal to submissions[at]worldweaverpress.com, subject line “Nonfiction Proposal, [title],” replacing [title] with your project’s actual title.
For reprints, please explain who held/holds the rights to various formats (electronic, paperback, hardback, etc.) of your work.
We don’t pay advances, only royalties.
Books on writing, nonfiction topics for writers would ideally be comprised of a series of informative, interesting-to-read essays on the topics of craft, process, and/or publication.
We’d also be terribly interested in seeing proposals for “weapons for writers” or similar guides. This would not be the step-by-step guide you’d see in a “dummy’s guide” but something designed for the purpose of creating believable character dialog/detail, possibly including usage terminology, diagrams indicating what the names of all the parts are, and what sort of character might carry certain weapons (knight, cut-purse, mafia wise guy, evil scientist’s goon squad, etc).
Histories of genre fiction and critical analysis of pop culture. We are interested in reading proposals for work addressing (academically) underrepresented areas of literary history and cultural criticism, such as that of popular, commercial, or genre fiction and other forms of storytelling/entertainment. Beyond the Glass Slipper: Ten Neglected Fairy Tales to Fall in Love With, is one such example. Note: We are not interested in literary criticism of works within the academic canon unless it is a previously published work which is now out of print.
For ALL: If your work is academic in nature, please observe academic conventions of reference and citation. We prefer Chicago style citation for humanities works.