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Academy Chicago Publishers

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Academy Chicago Publishers

Chicago, IL 60654
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Pop Culture
True Adventure/Crime
Women's Issues
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12/29/2019 06:29 AM
submissions: https://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/information-for-authors--amp--agents-pages-100.php
Publish children's NF (poss not PB)
Lists the acquisitions editors
You can send query letter not MS
01/30/2018 01:21 PM
They say they are no longer accepting fiction submissions. I don't know it's just for right now, or forever.
01/23/2018 03:28 PM
From website, it looks like Chicago Review Press is the nonfiction arm and Academy Chicago Publishers is fiction.
09/28/2017 08:25 PM
Their website states that they're closed to Fiction until January 1, 2018.
09/09/2017 09:45 AM
Despite listing themselves here as handling fantasy, their web site states:
"Note: We do not publish fantasy, sci-fi, short stories, novellas, or YA fiction."
07/21/2017 10:21 AM
Their website says they are OPEN to queries. What gives?
09/16/2015 01:36 PM
It was purchased by Chicago Review Press and can now be found at http://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/
05/11/2014 11:40 AM
Submitted three sample chapters, query letter and 1 page synopsis and was rejected with a form letter AND a personal encouraging note.
04/14/2014 01:58 PM
They took an email query from me.
12/14/2013 10:33 AM
I recently sent the requested material for a novel to the address given on the QT Overview, but it was returned, marked Return to Sender, Unable to Forward.
12/06/2012 10:24 PM
Their guidelins now say, "We generally do NOT publish: horror, science fiction, thrillers, cookbooks, self-help books, or books dealing with anything supernatural. Which means: do not send us manuscripts about teenage vampires, werewolves, or angels. We also do not publish young adult/children's books (other than classics)."
08/11/2011 07:38 PM
By and large, Academy Chicago does not publish books with explicit, gratuitous sex and violence; we no longer publish science fiction or thrillers, neither of which do very well for us. We do not publish cookbooks, self-help or books dealing with the supernatural--that is, anything to do with angels and life after death, although we do publish ghost stories; however, most of the latter which we do publish are classics. We do not publish horror or photography books, nor do we do children's books, other than children's classics. We do not have any Young Adult classification.
04/23/2011 02:20 PM
Snail mail query, Shadows Along the Zambezi, fiction, eco-action adventure, 130,700 wds; with synopsis, first 5 chapters, SASE and a news story about elephant slaughter, epitomising my reason for wanting to write this novel.
11/08/2010 04:35 PM
10/26/10: Three chapters, synopsis, query letter by snail mail.
11/8/10: Form rejection. Moving on!
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