Merlin Star Press


Welcome to the Merlin Star Press Submission Guidelines.

We will begin accepting author submissions on April 1, 2023.

At the moment our goal is to find eager South Eastern New Brunswick writers whom we can help reach the goal of having their manuscripts published.

    1. Submissions will be accepted until July 1 unless we become overrun. Watch this site.

    2. At the moment we are considering fiction, general interest submissions.

    3. We are not considering poetry, children’s books, erotica, graphic novels, short stories, guide books, sports, cooking, young or new adult, memoir, autobiography, photo, self help, travel, how to, religious, or similar.

    4. You can be a new or previously published author

    5. You are not required to have a literary agent.

    6. Please notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere or you wish to withdraw it from our consideration.

    7. We do require the following information:

           a. Your full name and any pseudonyms you may have written under.

             b. Your postal address, telephone number(s), email address.

             c. Any website, twitter or other digital presence you may have.

             d. Details of any previous writing experience or published material you may have.

          e. An estimated word count of your manuscript.

     8. If someone were to ask you “What is your book about?”, how would you answer?

     9. Include a more detailed synopsis of your book. It should be 500 words or less.

    10. Include the first ten pages of your book. DO NOT SEND US YOUR FULL MANUSCRIPT AT THIS TIME.

    11. Do you have any restrictions concerning limited travel for book signings or book promotion?

We will contact you shortly after receiving this information and based on it, we may or may not ask you to submit your manuscript. One way or another we will keep you informed and you will not be “ghosted” or left out of the process.

Your Full Manuscript, IF REQUESTED:

Must be formatted with 12 point font, double spaced, include page numbers and formatted to 8.5” x 11” paper with 1” borders.

Must be submitted in the following format: .doc

can be submitted via EMAIL at

Must include "SUBMISSION" in the subject line. 

While we will stay in close contact with you for this entire process, please realize that it

generally takes a long time to bring a book from brain to bookshelf.