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 into 2023. Some of those projects are anthologies, and we will list those topics here.

You can always contact us at Angel@ParisianPhoenix.com

OPPORTUNITIES:

As the FURR Flies: The Cat Book

Parisian Phoenix Publishing has offered to donate its services to produce a fundraising cat book to 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 Angel@ParisianPhoenix.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: November 27, 2022

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 Angel@ParisianPhoenix.com.

DEADLINE: OPEN

Topics for Upcoming Anthologies:

  • Modern Frankenstein
  • Addiction and Recovery (nonfiction only, we encourage authors to provide stories of recovery success. Art/poetry accepted.)
  • Tattoos (all genres welcome, even poetry, but all tattoos must be real)
  • Locked in a Wegmans

If you have material for an anthology topic, please submit to Angel@ParisianPhoenix.com with the topic in the subject line. The anthologies will publish based on which topics receive the most submissions.

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: OPEN

If you have a book proposal, send us an email. We’re always looking for new ideas, and we love working with new authors. But please keep in mind we do not offer advances. But we also will not charge you to publish your book, unless you decide to hire our editorial and self-publishing services to produce your book on your own via our Independent Birds program.