Manuscript Submission

Submission period September 1 through October 31.

Tuleburg Press accepts submissions from authors of both fiction and non-fiction work. Please follow the guidelines below and email your submission to

The specific purpose of Tuleburg Press is to foster literacy in our community by identifying, publishing , and/or mentoring emerging, talented, local writers who write about how life in the Central Valley was, is, and could be.

We will publish a limited number of physical books or electronic books of literary and educational merit, selected by a volunteer panel of academic judges who represent the area’s diversity. Tuleburg Press supports work that reflects the peoples and issues of the Stockton/San Joaquin area that may not draw the attention of mainstream publishers.

Tuleburg Press is especially interested in artistic expression from among our many and varied ethnic, LGBT, and non-English speaking communities.

Tuleburg Press is open to submissions from September 1 through October 31. Submissions will be accepted only during that period.

Submissions that are incomplete or do not meet the criteria will not be considered. All materials, including manuscript sample, must be submitted in Times New Roman, 12-pt font, and double spaced.

Begin with a cover letter that includes the following:

• Legal name( s) or pen name, if any
• Address (City, State, Zip)
• Email address
• Phone number
• Title of the work
• Word Count
• Genre or Category
• One paragraph synopsis : Max 500 words
• One paragraph author (s) bio: Max 500 words per author if more than one

Fiction: Please include your first ten (10) pages.
Non-Fiction: Please include the first chapter up to ten (10) pages.
Picture Books: Please include your full manuscript (no more than 1,500 words) with illustrations, if any.
Poetry: Open to all types of original poetry (traditional, free-verse, slam, etc.) Send ten (10) poems or up to ten (10) pages.

Selection: Selection for publication or admission to our writer development and mentoring program will be based on review and assessment of the submission and by means of a personal interview by our
selection panel.

If we are interested in seeing more of your work, we will contact you and request additional material.

We also ask you to please refrain from submitting unfinished work.

Send all submissions to:

We will respond to all authors within 45 days. Simultaneous submissions are welcome; however , if you accept a contract with Tuleburg Press, you must immediately withdraw outstanding submissions of the same work.

Tuleburg does not presently provide advance payments to authors.