Submissions to See Sharp Press

Hiatus on Submissions

See Sharp Press will not be accepting manuscript submissions from new authors until further notice. (We will, though, continue to accept submissions from our current authors.)

The primary reason for this is that since I founded it 34 years ago, See Sharp Press has been a one-man operation, with yours truly doing all of the work, but for occasionally hiring other graphic artists, editors, and publicists on a contract basis.

And I need a break.

Since 1984, See Sharp has published 50 books, an equivalent number of pamphlets, and, of late, a number of e-books. I've been working almost continuously the entire time, often putting in 50-, 60-, even 70-hour work weeks, and it's been 22 years since I took a vacation.

We have four very good books in the pipeline, and they'll all appear next year. Once they're out and I've had some time to rest, it's quite possible See Sharp will once again begin accepting manuscript submissions.

If and when that happens, we'll notify you on this site and on the See Sharp Press blog.

In the meantime, we'll continue publishing new material on the blog, and the already contracted books will appear on schedule.

Best wishes to all,
Chaz Bufe
See Sharp Press

Areas of Publication—Nonfiction

See Sharp Press publishes trade paperbacks in several niches. At present, we're accepting nonfiction submissions in the following areas:

  1. Music theory, music reference, and music instruction
  2. Anarchism
  3. Atheism
  4. Religious exposes
  5. Humor (espcially satire)

We'll also consider book-length nonfiction manuscripts in other areas, but we generally stick to the above niches.

Science Fiction

We publish social science fiction with an anarchist or atheist bent, and do not publish fantasy or military sci-fi. We take the "science" in science fiction seriously, and issue novels in which the scientific projections are plausible. To put this another way, we publish novels whose authors have something to say and who take the time to get the science right.

Nonpublication Areas

See Sharp Press does NOT publish the following types of materials:

  1. Poetry
  2. Books of essays
  3. Political treatises
  4. Philosophical treatises
  5. New age / metaphysical
  6. Religious
  7. 12-step "recovery"
  8. General self-help
  9. Photo collections
  10. "Literary" fiction
  11. Cookbooks
  12. Children's books

Please send queries to:

Chaz Bufe at info(at)seesharppress(dot)com

We normally answer queries within a day or two of receipt. If we request a sample chapter or full manuscript, we normally will reply within a month of receiving it.

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