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Open Books Press is dedicated to publishing quality fiction for all ages and nonfiction for adults. Open Books Press (established in 2010) is an imprint of Pen & Publish, a small press established in 2005 dedicated to publishing books by or for schools and nonprofits.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2010

Publication Media

Electronic Publication Electronic Publication 
Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: All ages, Adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Action-Adventure Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Western WesternOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Quirky, Realist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Novel NovelNo specific word count limits known (our definition: more than 40000 words).
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary advance + >= 15% royalties No monetary advance. >= 15% royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown OKText format submissions
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Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: All ages, Adults.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Personal, Quirky.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Children/Family (General, Parenting/Child care), Education/Pedagogy, History (Biographies), Memoir, Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race, Social issues).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Book BookNo specific word count limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary advance + >= 15% royalties No monetary advance. >= 15% royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2022
Last Checked: 16 Oct 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 27 Jul 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 27 Oct 2014

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