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Aesthetic Press is a Full-Service Independent Publisher of Novels, Novelettes, & Anthologies. Specializing in Thrillers, Mysteries, Dark Humor, Anti-Heroes, & Compelling Literature with a commitment to supporting diversity and opening doors for creatives! In the field of publishing black and brown authors are underrepresented and underutilized. There are few fields, avenues, and companies which seek literature from BIPOC authors and Literature and if they do it is rarely consistent, but now there is an indie publisher who welcomes diverse work! We seek to serve, nurture, cater to a long forgotten, abandoned, underrepresented market of imaginative, diverse artists. 81% of all authors published in America are white. 79% of all people who work in the publishing industry are white. “Publishing So White” is a real thing and is a real concern for the hundreds of thousands of underrepresented authors with stories to tell that have commercial potential to make their voices heard and get their art seen.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2020

Publication Media

Electronic Publication Electronic Publication 
Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction Open

Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, New adults, Young adults, All ethnic groups/populations, Blacks/People with African origins.
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Historical.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Romance RomanceOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Novel NovelNo specific word count limits known (our definition: more than 40000 words).
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown advance + >= 15% royalties Unknown advance. >= 15% royalties.
OK No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
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Pending2 responses are pending (19 min | 37.0 mean avg | 37.0 median | 55 max days waiting | 25.5 std dev) from 2 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

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Last Updated: 26 Apr 2021
Last Checked: 13 Jun 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 16 Apr 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 31 Dec 2020

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