Bess Press is continually seeking to
work with authors, artists, photographers, and organizations that are
developing works concentrating on Hawai‘i
and the Pacific. Our goal is to regularly provide readers with new,
creative, informative, educational, and entertaining publications that are
directly connected to or flowing from Hawai‘i and other islands within the
General Interest Fiction
General Interest Non-Fiction
All submissions must be
preceded by an email inquiry.
This email inquiry should be sent to email@example.com and should
contain the following simple and brief information.
Your contact information
A short (4-6 sentences)
description of your work
If we at Bess Press are interested in
viewing your manuscript, we will contact you within 4 weeks with the request
for your cover letter and manuscript submission.
We will not consider submissions that are sent without the initial
email inquiry. If a submission is sent without the initial email inquiry, it
will not receive a response.
Once a request for formal
submission has been made by Bess Press, you may submit your work. All
actual submissions should include a short but detailed cover letter that
achieves the following goals:
Identifies the target
Explains how your work
differs from other books already published on the same subject
Includes discussion of any
additional material with samples (art, illustrations, design styles, graphics,
Please know that we encourage the
submission of manuscripts that would be well suited for eBooks and digital
books, along with on-line media, as long as it can correlate to our overall
publishing goals as stated above.
If a manuscript or artwork is submitted
in hard copy, it will be returned to you; however only if you provide us with a
self-addressed, stamped envelope.
We ask you not to submit original works
of art, as Bess Press will not be held liable or responsible for any lost or
damaged material once it has been submitted.
Please inform us if the work you submit
is a multiple submission.
Bess Press strongly encourages you to
submit materials digitally or through email when possible. Please send all
queries, proposals, cover letters, manuscripts, and other materials through
either of the means listed below.
Submission and Review
Submission and Review
Bess Press, Inc. | 3565 Harding Avenue |
Honolulu, HI 96816
Response Time: Again, we will
respond to your initial email inquiry within 4 weeks. If we are interested in
your work and request formal submission, please know that response time
regarding your manuscript can vary. You will, however, receive an email
confirming receipt within a week of submission. Due to the high number of
submissions, general response time can take between 4-8 additional weeks. If no
response is received after a period of 14 weeks, Bess Press encourages you to