What Kinds of Manuscripts Is Beautiful Dreamer Press Looking For?

We are most interested in unusual perspectives on topics of interest to the LGBTQ community.

How to Submit

Beautiful Dreamer Press has selected its titles for 2020. However, if you would like us to consider your manuscript for publication in 2021, you have two options:

  • Pitch it to us in person at the 17th Annual Saints+Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans in March, 2020. We will have an “open pitch” session between noon and 2 PM on March 27th. Festival details can be found here. Interested authors can sign-up for a 5 minute pitch. Be prepared with a writing sample of the work you are pitching. It should be:
    • The equivalent of 50 pages of 8.5″ x 11″, double-spaced and numbered
    • In 12 pt. font
    • Author and title on first page
    • Format can be paper, PDF, or Word .docx
  • Alternatively, at any time you may submit your manuscript by e-mail, following the guidelines given below.


We are primarily interested in fiction, either full-length novels or story collections. Manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail to submissions@BeautifulDreamerPress.com. Submission by regular mail (USPS) is discouraged; documents submitted by mail will not be returned. In your submission e-mail, give the title of your manuscript in the subject line. Format should be an attachment, either a Word document (.doc or .docx suffix) or plain text (.txt suffix). If neither of these formats is available to you, please e-mail us for further instructions.

If you do not hear back from us within 30 days, feel free to send a follow-up e-mail.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere while still under consideration at BDP.