As of April, our spring publishing season has officially sprung!

And with it comes a feeling of renewal and rejuvenation—especially since 2016 promises to be our biggest year yet. At SparkPress, we’re not only publishing our 49th title, we’ve already had a starred Library Journal review (The House That Made Me), a starred Kirkus review (The Egg Thief), and Forbes’ magazine named our USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda (The Goodbye Year) one of the top Women to Follow on Twitter. And that’s just a few of our authors pubbing during April and May.

We have new fresh faces joining our ranks, like the New York Times best-selling authors of The Nanny Diaries, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, and an array of revered authors, like Alane Adams and bestselling author Colleen Oakes, returning to publish second, third and even fourth books with us. See more about the amazing authors, genres, and titles we’re working with by checking out our brand new SparkPress catalog! It’s an easy-to-download, vibrant look at the authors we’re working with through fall 2016.

Which means . . . drumroll . . . we’re officially on the hunt to sign a new batch of great authors for our spring ’17 roster!

And we have a challenge to propose to all you aspiring authors out there: it’s time to dust off your manuscript, reinvigorate your writing career, and send in your submission.


Maybe you’ve actually written your memoir, fiction or non-fiction book, and are working with an editor. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of publishing a book, but didn’t know where to start. Maybe you feel like the entire process sounds overwhelming—and you shelved that manuscript until you had more time to focus.

Well, here’s our answer to that, this, and how it all works. Now there are no excuses.

Interested? First, read more about our publishing model to see if it’s a good fit for you. Then submit your query and manuscript —don’t forgot to check out the SparkPress catalog and tell us why you’d be a good fit!—and you might become a published author in 2017.

See, at SparkPress, our hybrid model was founded on the fact that too many great writers out there are being turned away from traditional publishers, and need a partner in the publishing game. We’re all about merging the best of the traditional publishing model (like traditional distribution through Ingram, and an award-winning e ditorial team), with new and innovative strategies (such as higher royalties, more creative control to the author, and a publicity team specialized in book publicity).

We like to think we bring fresh perspective to the publishing world—and now we want to see what entertaining, engaging, and fresh perspective you have to offer, too.