Pen and Brush provides a platform to showcase the work of excellent female writers to a broader audience. We publish literary fiction and poetry and accept submissions all year round!
Welcome to Pen + Brush books. With this imprint, Pen and Brush is creating a new model for mission-based publishing. We work with an impressive list of publishing professionals who act as guest readers, and we commit to reading every submission we receive. Learn more about our reading board here.
At this time, we are an electronic publisher. Our publications are sold as ebooks or published and archived electronically on our website. The publication format of each work is determined based on the recommendation of the curators.
We created this program to ensure that we are:
Publishing the best work. Because our mission is to showcase high-quality work, we select readers who have demonstrated first-class taste and market knowledge, and ask them to lend their expertise to assessing our submissions. Any reader may select work for publication and we do not have a pre-determined number of works for any list. If we think it is good, we want to work with you to publish it. Simple as that.
Considering each submission fairly. As long as a work is within the scope of what we currently accept (see below), we will read it. No submission goes in the garbage because of a missing SASE or an inexperienced query letter. Any individual author has the same opportunity as the others, regardless of background, training, or previous publication experience. Works are not judged against each other when we make up our lists. If you sent it, we’ll take a look. Simple as that.