Elektra Press was founded as a conventional, independent, advance-paying publishing house that thinks unconventionally. Our mission is to find and publish extraordinary works of literature. Good writing; strong voice; gripping story; larger-than-life characters; jump-off-the-pages action; broad sweeping narrative; dynamic dialogue.
What, no pizza with the works? Well, that would be nice, too. But we’ll settle for what we can get.
And what we want to get from our authors is great fiction and nonfiction. Period. Nearly any genre or type. For any age from Young Adult right through the end of life as we know it. As long as the quality of the writing shines through, we know we’ll be able to market it. And when we market it, we help our writers put food on the table and gas in their cars. Our standards are high, sure, but our expectations are even higher.
Of course, we don’t publish all genres. We’re not set up to accept Poetry (we simply can’t sell enough of it to pay the bills); “Hate” books (we don’t agree with the philosophy), and gratuitous Pornography (which we view as hate books on steroids).
Everything else, and we’re pretty much game.
So check out our link for E. P. Submissions, send us a query, and let’s see what happens. You have the artistic flare. You have the dream. You have the zeal. We have the know-how, the experience, and the marketing savvy. Let’s get together and make some dreams come true!