Frequently Asked Questions


General Inquiries

Support us on Patreon at the Griffin tier or apply for our Emerging Writer Program.

His name is Jayne. He’s a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog. His official name is Hero of Canton Jayne, and yes, he’s just that photogenic.

Both! We also produce audiobooks.

Yes. We have 6-12 month unpaid internships—one for editorial and one for social media and marketing. Contact to inquire about openings.

Not at this time.

Submission Inquiries

Yes, as long as you have the rights to publish the work. Please note in the query letter that it is a reprint, and include details about where it was published.

Yes, it’s fine if you are submitting to other publishers at the same time you submit to us. Please send us a note if you receive and/or accept an offer from somewhere else before we’ve replied to your query!

For fiction, yes. For nonfiction, it’s preferable, but we will consider the book with just a proposal if the author has a significant platform and writing experience.


It’s a much larger endeavor than a query letter, a document demonstrating your book idea and why you are best qualified to write it. Here is a helpful overview on how to write a nonfiction book proposal.

It’s a letter you write to introduce an agent or publisher to your book. Here is an introduction on writing a query letter and the elements it should include.

We are looking to acquire 1-2 new authors per year.

No. (Or, in the words of Darth Vader, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.”)


Author Inquiries

We do ALL THE THINGS! (Again, as a traditional, small press, none of this costs our authors anything.) Our services include the following:

  • Content editing, copy editing, and proofreading.
  • Layout and interior design.
  • Assistance with brainstorming and testing book titles.
  • Cover design.
  • Audiobook narration and publishing.
  • Distribution.
  • Blurb acquisition.
  • Marketing and promotion.
  • Author website design.

This varies from book to book and depends on author needs, but we like to get books into readers’ hands as soon as possible! Our timelines generally vary from five months to a year.

Definitely not! We are not a vanity publisher and do not charge our authors fees, but partner with our authors and split the profits on books sold.

Mythos & Ink titles are available through major online channels, including Amazon, and can be ordered through Ingram for bookstore, retail, and library sails. Our audiobooks are available through Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.

We can’t put exact numbers here, but we offer a higher percentage of profits than you will receive at most larger publishing companies. Because we can’t offer an advance, we want to give you this incentive and the promise that we pay attention to each of our authors and are passionate about getting their books into as many readers’ hands as possible!

Not at this time.

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