Rootstock Publishing

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

root·stock [ˈrōōtˌ stäk] noun
          1. a rhizome.
                 • a plant onto which another variety is grafted.
                 • a primary form or source from which offshoots have arisen.


Thank you for your interest in Rootstock Publishing, a hybrid publishing partnership in which you maintain control of your work, retain your copyright, and earn the highest profit available in the industry (60% for print books, 70% for ebooks), while still receiving the expertise needed to edit, design, print, promote and distribute your book to every market possible. As a hybrid publisher, we work with you to grow your book, every step of the way. Please familiarize yourself with our hybrid model here before submitting.

We look forward to learning more about you and your work. Below are our submission guidelines and submission forms.

Our Genres

The genres we accept for submission:  

  • Contemporary & Literary Fiction (including short story collections)
  • Economics/Politics
  • Health/Fitness
  • History
  • Lifestyle/Spiritual/Self-Help
  • Memoir
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Thriller/Mystery
  • Women's Fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Picture Books for Children (Theme must be Performing Arts)


Submissions are currently closed and will reopen on January 1st, 2021. Thank you.

For the initial submission, we accept the first 30 pages of a manuscript (except for the poetry series, in which we want a full poetry manuscript of 50-100 pages). 

Our preferred format is a Word document (.doc or .docx) or PDF. Please use an easy to read typeface (ie: Garamond, Times New Roman), 12pt font size, and double space your document. 

If you would like feedback for your submission, please select the Book Submission with Editor Assessment option.

Rootstock Publishing