VAO Publishing is presently not accepting unsolicited submissions.

interested in releasing a small number of titles from local authors every year. There isn’t a specific genre that we want to promote more than any other: we simply want to provide a venue for the expression of local writers with a compelling story and voice.

If you are interested in submitting work for our consideration, you should first e-mail a pitch (a short description of the story you want to tell) to

If the idea strikes a chord with our editorial staff, we’ll request the first five chapters (or an equivalent percentage of the overall text). We may then decide your book is a good fit (or we may request the remainder of your manuscript before making a decision).

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