Steel Toe Books selects manuscripts through open reading periods. Our
next open reading period will be January 1-31, 2009. In an effort to
diversify our catalog, during this reading period we will only be
considering manuscripts by ethnic minorities and first-generation
immigrant, non-native speakers of English.
During our October 2008 open reading period, we received 52 manuscripts,
from which we selected one for publication (Domestic Fugues by Richard
The complete guidelines are posted here.