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Aesthetic Press Developmental Stage Publishing Contest

This contest will allow authors and writers who are merely at the concept stage of writing their books to apply for a chance to be published and secure a full publishing contract while they continue writing and developing their idea!

We are looking for: commercial, upmarket fiction (fiction only) intended to be developed into full novels (word count 60,000 – 100,000).


We accept Adult, Young Adult, and New Adult.


We are particularly interested in compelling storylines/characters, anti-heroes, thrillers, psychological thrillers, dark, dark humor, emotional, drama (even elaborate/absurd drama), mysteries, murder mysteries, super villains, dystopian, forbidden romance, dark romance, stories that reflect reality/current events/social justice, reality bending tales, quirky, academia, historical/period, stories with series potential, single author anthologies…all genres and themes are welcome and will be considered, but the listed ones are our absolute favorites!

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This contest will allow authors and writers who are merely at the concept stage of writing their books to apply for a chance to be published and secure a full publishing contract while they continue writing and developing their idea!

We are looking for: commercial, upmarket fiction (fiction only) intended to be developed into full novels (word count 60,000 – 100,000).


We accept Adult, Young Adult, and New Adult.


We are particularly interested in compelling storylines/characters, anti-heroes, thrillers, psychological thrillers, dark, dark humor, emotional, drama (even elaborate/absurd drama), mysteries, murder mysteries, super villains, dystopian, forbidden romance, dark romance, stories that reflect reality/current events/social justice, reality bending tales, quirky, academia, historical/period, stories with series potential, single author anthologies…all genres and themes are welcome and will be considered, but the listed ones are our absolute favorites!

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From submission to release, we want to guide you and your book every step of the way to the greatest success!

  • Expect to have the freedom to engage in a back-and-forth discussion over the developmental edits done to your manuscript and your customized cover design!
  • We will publish simultaneous Paperback and E-Book editions of your book to Amazon, Kindle Unlimited, Apple Books, and KOBO.
  • We will market your book through targeted extensive paid promotion and advertisement on Instagram and Facebook
  • Virtual Cover Reveal events/ads
  • A wide-spread virtual book/author tour (with a book review tour on Bookstagram and book blogs as well as an author interview with an AuthorTuber)
  • We will also advocate for the books we publish to film producers, film directors, studios, networks, and theaters around the world to try and sell the movie/adaptation rights to your story to get it adapted into a movie, television, or stage play production!
  • We offer generous royalties for our authors at 50%!

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How to Submit:


Authors with or without an agent can submit!


Include in your submission:

  • Query Letter w/current Manuscript word count, Genre, and Comparative Work (at least two other books that are similar to your manuscript).
  • The first 50 pages of your manuscript
  • Please include your name, email address, and contact info and a summary of previous publications/awards, recognition for your work by institutions or other parties.
  • A story synopsis of 1000 words max with spoilers and everything! (I know its hard, but literally summarize your whole story in 1000 words or less).

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Who We Are:

Aesthetic Press is a Full-Service Independent Publisher of commercial fiction Novels, Novelettes, & Anthologies. Specializing in Thrillers, Mysteries, Dark Humor, Anti-Heroes, & Compelling Literature with a commitment to supporting diversity and opening doors for creatives!

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