Fire Star Press

Fire Star Press

 

Opened in September 2013, by Livia J. Washburn and Cheryl Pierson, Fire Star Press is a publishing company devoted to publishing contemporary, mystery, futuristic, paranormal, and fantasy works of all lengths.

After launching Prairie Rose Publications, they were bombarded with requests for a contemporary/mystery/futuristic line, as well. Submissions began coming in, and Fire Star Press was born.

Cheryl and Livia plan to release FSP’s first projects in early 2015. Some books will bear names of authors with whom readers are familiar; others will present fresh voices from emerging talent.

FSP seeks submissions of contemporary, mystery, futuristic, paranormal, and fantasy stories of all lengths.

Guidelines for submission are easy to follow. They’re looking for well-written stories that will make readers want to come back for more. Since Cheryl and Livia are both authors, as well as wearing publishing hats here at FIRE STAR PRESS, they count on you to be acquainted with the comma and have shaken hands with quotation marks at some point. That is to say, because of time constraints, they are counting on you to know punctuation and grammar…and to also know that it takes more than the basics to write a memorable story. Submissions need to be 12 pt. font, Times New Roman, double spaced, attached as a doc attachment with one inch margins.

Because of that, FIRE STAR PRESS will be publishing writing projects of all lengths. Digital format as well as print copies WILL be available for projects that are over 30,000 words. Stories that are 29,999-10,000 words will be available in digital format, only. The exception to that will be short story anthologies that are published by FSP, and those will be available in both formats.

They want authors to be very satisfied with their fair treatment at FIRE STAR PRESS. Covers, light editing, set up with the distributors, publicity on their webpage and elsewhere will be provided by FSP. You will have some input into your editing and your covers. Livia does some fantastic cover art and she is glad to work with you within reason to give you something you truly love.

Royalties. FIRE STAR PRESS will retain 30% of net royalties. What this means is, the cost of setting up your books, the images that are bought for your cover will be recouped first before any royalties are paid. After that,30% will go to FSP and the rest will go to you. In the case of an anthology, 30% of the net royalties will go to FSP and the remaining 70% will be split equally among the number of contributors.

SUBMIT TO FIRE STAR PRESS:
Email a query, synopsis, and the first three chapters of novels to prairierosepublications@yahoo.com. For shorter works, send a query and the completed manuscript. Please note FIRE STAR PRESS SUBMISSION in the subject line.

Novels

  • Black and Blueberry Die (A Fresh-Baked Mystery, Book 11)
    by Livia J. Washburn
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

    In the latest from the nationally bestselling author of The Candy Cane Cupcake Killer, Phyllis...

  • Home for the Heart
    by Sarah J. McNeal
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

    Lucy Thoroughgood has gone and done it now—fallen in love with Hank Wilding, a man...

  • For the Love of Mike
    by Diana Tobin
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

    Michaela Sparks left her hometown years ago to prove herself. When a good friend, Nancy,...

  • To Lasso Her Heart
    by Nan O'Berry
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

    Troy Malone runs the family's dude ranch in Indigo Springs, where visitors get to experience...

  • Dark Moon Rising (The Unborn Galaxy: Book One)
    by Michael E. Gonzales
    Additional formats:Trade paperback, ebook

    When a quake cracks the Moon apart and swallows a habitat with eight people inside,...

  • Snow Sounds
    by Vella Munn
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

    Three years ago, heartbroken nurse Melaine Landa found escape from her painful divorce in handsome...

  • Santa Nick
    by Diana Tobin
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

    With Christmas on the way, six-year-old Faith Reynolds is determined to get the very best...

  • Midnight Sun
    by Vella Munn
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

    When Brand Lockwood barely survives a building collapse, memories of trying to rescue other survivors...

  • Capture the Night
    by Cheryl Pierson
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

    Alexa Bailey intends to celebrate her one-year divorce milestone at the luxurious Riverwind Hotel in...

  • Summer Flames
    by Vella Munn
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

    School teacher Chera James wants only one thing from rugged forester Kade Morgan: permission to...

  • Mile Marker 59
    by B. J. Betts
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

    In one fateful moment, Marissa Daniels loses everything—her fiancé, her best friends, and her sanity....

  • The Violin
    by Sarah J. McNeal
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

    Can the heart live inside a violin case? Can a message reach across time? Genevieve...

  • Kissing Cousins
    by Diana Tobin
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

    Augusta Thompson has lost everything—her parents, her husband, her home…and now, her only child. Then,...

  • TimberBeast
    by Jae Hall
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

    Kelsy Bowen takes life seriously, and she’s got it all: Family, Fiancé, Future...until she meets...

  • Family Secrets
    by Zina Abbott
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

      Jennie Graves Howell has a secret, including being thought of as a loyal wife...

  • Sweet Danger
    by Cheryl Pierson
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

    When bookseller Lindy Oliver and undercover cop Jesse Nightwalker sit down to share a pastry...

Novellas

  • Flame
    by Shelby Anne Watts
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, ebook

    The National Cheyenne Rodeo holds promise to seasoned rodeo contestants and fans of a grand...

  • Snowflakes and Teardrops
    by B.J. Betts
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

      On a dark and snowy November night, ER nurse Celina Gray takes into her...

  • Cast Away Heart
    by Sarah J. McNeal
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, e-book

        An abandoned piano, rejected love, and hope After her fiancé humiliates her and...

Boxed Sets

  • Music of the Heart
    by Tanya Hanson B. J. Betts Sara Swann-Barnard Ella M. Kaye C. A. Jamison
    Additional formats:Trade Paperback, Kindle

    Some song titles evoke memories not only of the song, but also of the time…the...

  • Love, Come to Me
    by Diana Tobin, Linda LaRoque, Patti Boeckman, Sarah J. McNeal, Zina Abbott
    Additional formats:ebook only

    LOVE, COME TO ME is a wonderful collection of love stories from different time periods...

Quick Reads

  • The Guardian
    by Gil McDonald
    Additional formats:ebook

    Mike, a thirty-something “regular guy”, befriends an older man as an act of kindness that...

  • Naughty or Mice
    by Livia J. Washburn
    Additional formats:ebook

    Dan Callahan's daughter was supposed to take care of her fourth grade class's pet mice...

  • Miracle River
    by Judi Seggel
    Additional formats:e-book

      Penelope Canby is happy with her life. Newly married to the man of her...

  • The Wishing Tree
    by Cheryl Pierson
    Additional formats:e-book

    Pete Cochran, a war veteran with both visible and invisible scars, is mostly a loner....

  • White Christmas
    by Cheryl Pierson
    Additional formats:e-book

    Since her divorce, busy ER nurse Carlie Thomas has been only too happy to spend...

  • The Darker Side of Goodness
    by Cheryl Pierson
    Additional formats:e-book

      When Jack Daniels goes into the local bar for a drink on Halloween, he...

  • A Heart for a Heart
    by Cheryl Pierson
    Additional formats:e-book

      Kiera Leslie is all set to welcome Cory Tiger into her home as a...

  • Always & Forever
    by Cheryl Pierson
    Additional formats:e-book

    At a children's Halloween carnival, a Gypsy fortuneteller predicts a new love for both Cindy...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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