Submissions

Parisian Phoenix Publishing launched its first book on September 11, 2021, not because of the anniversary of the collapse of the Twin Towers and the related tragedies in Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon but because it was the birthday of one of the Parisian Phoenix family members. We are a boutique publisher, focusing on unique voices and diverse perspectives in fiction and nonfiction. We want to highlight the work that doesn’t fit other places, represents the gritty side of modern life but also offers hope and reflection for a better future.

To read more about our plans as they were during our launch week, visit founder and publisher Angel Ackerman’s web site (also shared on the Parisian Phoenix blog) here: Cupcakes at Midnight.

Parisian Phoenix always encourages submissions, but please note that as of Autumn 2021, we have enough book projects slated to keep us busy through 2022. Some of those projects are anthologies, and we will list those topics here.

You can always contact us at ParisianPhoenix@gmail.com.

OPPORTUNITIES:

Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money: Expressions of Alternative Perspectives Influenced by Experiences in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Parisian Phoenix wants to explore the identity politics and critical theory popping up in contemporary dialogue. Let’s push the envelope and suggest there aren’t many people who fit that traditional WASP male idea of what America has always favored. How many of us has an identity that fits a niche that isn’t represented by this traditional dynamic?

In addition to Black Lives Matter, Stop Asian Hate, LGBTQIA+, there are so many social, economic and practical aspects to identity from sexuality to nationality, disability to poverty.

This anthology seeks to represent the “non-mainstream” American experiences. Use this platform to speak on something I think the world needs to hear: Where do we struggle? How does society treat citizens differently? How are we seen and judged?

Submissions can be prose, poetry, photographs, creative non-fiction, academic or journalistic work or a combination… Work will be accepted based on the idea as much as the craft. We are looking for commentary on identity and fitting in, acceptance and challenges, and ideas that people may not have pondered.

Authors must have connections to the Lehigh Valley. Please include a bio. Photo will be required if selected. Contributors may receive a free copy of the book, but must arrange pick-up or pay shipping.

Edited by: Angel Ackerman, mail submissions to ParisianPhoenix@gmail.com. Please format manuscripts double-spaced in twelve point Times New Roman, unless you are submitting poetry. Then double-spacing is not necessary. File formats preferred include .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, or .pages. PDFs can be submitted if “nothing else works.”

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2021

** we have begun the editing phase on the identity politics book, but if you have something brilliant to say please contact us.

As of yet UNTITLED: The Cat Book

Parisian Phoenix Publishing has offered to donate its services to produce a fundraising cat book where all proceeds will benefit Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab. The book will feature academic research on animal welfare and personal stories of cat trapping, rescue and rehabilitation from FURR volunteers. These essays will be accompanied by some “FURR Success Stories” and a few poems and creative pieces about our favorite felines.

If you have a humorous cat-themed flash fiction (approximate limit: 650 words) or poem (one page), please submit to ParisianPhoenix@gmail.com. Edited by: Angel Ackerman. Please format manuscripts double-spaced in twelve point Times New Roman, unless you are submitting poetry. Then double-spacing is not necessary. File formats preferred include .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, or .pages. PDFs can be submitted if “nothing else works.”

DEADLINE: TBD

Parisian Phoenix Blog: REFLECTIONS

Parisian Phoenix promotes its blog as a way to learn about upcoming releases, read otherwise unavailable vignettes from our authors and staff, and share what we call “Reflections.” Read our first Reflection here. Reflections should make the reader, well, reflect. They should offer a chance to think about a topic or serve as a writing prompt. Authors are encouraged to inspire others. Cite a quote that means something to you. Tell us about your hero. Teach us your tricks to self-soothe or escape a bad mood. Make us laugh. React to current events.

Poetry, art, cartoons, prose… genre is open. Communicate your message as you see fit.

Writers who appear on the blog must include a bio, details of which may be determined by the author, and may provide a photo, link to web site, and/or any social media they wish to promote. Authors selected may also receive special invitations to submit to future print anthologies.

Submit potential blog posts with the subject line “Pitch for Blog” to ParisianPhoenix@gmail.com.

DEADLINE: OPEN

Untitled TATTOO anthology

If you have a non-fiction representation or story that involves a tattoo, please submit to ParisianPhoenix@gmail.com. Any genre, including poetry, welcome. But all tattoos must be real.

Edited by: Angel Ackerman. Please format manuscripts double-spaced in twelve point Times New Roman, unless you are submitting poetry. Then double-spacing is not necessary. File formats preferred include .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, or .pages. PDFs can be submitted if “nothing else works.”

Deadline: Mid 2022