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    Insomniac Press

    Hello everyone!

    I'm looking for information about these three publishers:

    Insomniac Press
    MacAdam Cage
    The Permanent Press

    All three appear to have legitimate sales, but I can't find anything about them here or on P&E so I thought I'd ask before I get started on query letters/packages.

    Thanks and everyone have a great day!
    Caren

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    To the best of my knowledge they're all three legitimate small-to-very-small presses.

    Get copies of their guidelines and follow them to the letter.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caren1701
    Insomniac Press
    MacAdam Cage
    I can't tell you any more than this, but at least one bookstore I frequented regularly had books from these two presses.

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    Insomniac is a legitimate Canadian small press that's been around for a while. I don't know offhand if they only consider Canadians, but have found Mike O'Connor to be polite and professional thus far.

    And they also sponsored a large writing contest here that awarded a considerable prize to a new writer and a publishing contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaoPaux
    After looking into these sites I find that MacAdam has a long list of what they won't read. It almost eliminates most novels.

    The permanent press has books that look like they are over priced.

    Jennifer Robins

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    I'm about to query Insomniac Press, but am not sure if I should put it to the attention of Mike O'Connor, the publisher, or Dan Varrette, the managing editor. Judging from the previously published works of gay fiction they offer, I feel they would be a perfect fit for my book. Help. I really want to get this right.

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    I'd suggest addressing your query to the editor -- though you might want to note that their website says they're actively seeking non-fiction, which might mean that they're inundated with fiction.

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    Thanks, Unimportant. I read that site over and over and over and somehow missed that. I read it as "actively seeking non-fiction and fiction on blah blah blah subjects." I suspect I was seeing what I wanted to see. I got overly excited because the published works in their gay fiction section were so compelling. I wanted to be a part of it. I'll send them the best query I can and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Writerbear View Post
    Insomniac is a legitimate Canadian small press that's been around for a while. I don't know offhand if they only consider Canadians, but have found Mike O'Connor to be polite and professional thus far.

    And they also sponsored a large writing contest here that awarded a considerable prize to a new writer and a publishing contract.
    Here's Insomniac's guidelines. Surprisingly, they accept foreign submissions. (A whack of Canadian publishers won't look at your work if you're not Canadian.)

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    I subbed to them about a month ago and still no word... fingers crossed

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    Anything new on Insomniac Press? Canadian publisher, not sure if they give preference to Canadians (apparently some do). How many books would a "medium-size independent press" release each year?

    From their website: Insomniac was founded in 1992, and since that time, it has evolved from a small press that publishes poetry chapbooks, to a medium-size independent press that publishes eye-catching non-fiction titles as well as the great fiction and poetry for which it has become known.

    What they want: Insomniac has developed special niche areas in which it publishes unique books. For example, its black studies books, gay and lesbian books, personal finance books, celebrity writer-as-musician books (including titles by Matthew Good, Jann Arden and Terri Clark), and gay mysteries have developed devoted followings.

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