Guidelines

Due to the large number of submissions and a backlog of pending submissions, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS AT THIS TIME.

Please follow our guidelines for submissions and inquiries about individual project development and publishing workshops.

Use our digital upload portal for queries, brief bios and writing samples. Upload portal. Shipwreckt no longer accepts paper submissions.

Learn more about Shipwreckt editorial development and publishing workshops for authors who need assistance in enriching,  copyediting and completing their manuscripts. Project development


Submission Guidelines

Please select the correct imprint for your submission and look over specific guidelines for each imprint at the Submittable portal-
Rocket Science Press for fiction, literary as well as genre novels and short story collections.
Lost Lake Folk Art for memoirs, family stories, bio, essays as well as any other non-fiction.
Up On Big Rock Poetry Series for high quality poetry – no chapbooks, only full-length collections.
Lost Lake Folk Opera literary magazine published twice annually – summer & winter.

Before we will consider book length manuscripts, authors must first submit a query letter, short bio, project synopsis and/or writing sample – 10-20 pp for prose and graphic submissions; 10 poems.
To submit to Folk Opera magazine, please include short bio with manuscript – short fiction (1000-6000 wds); one-act and other short plays or scenes (1000-6000 wds); essays and opinion (500-300 wds); poetry (no more than 10 poems or 10 pages).

We acquire First North American Serial Rights upon acceptance and retain exclusive rights to your submission for six months following publication. Your piece will be archived and may be included in online and/or future retrospective editions. If you republish your work, please attribute first publication to Lost Lake Folk Opera magazine.


To learn more about our creative development, editorial and publishing services, please follow the guidelines and contact us via our upload portal.