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The Lite Circle, Inc.
in 1992, The Lite Circle seeks to give emerging writers and artists the
opportunity to reach a broad, literate audience. Lite publishes
book-length manuscripts in cooperation with authors under the imprints
"Lite Circle Books" and "Sunrise Press."
- Note to contributors: At this time we are accepting only book-length manuscripts
for consideration. Calls for other types of submissions will be posted.
As a small press and all-volunteer nonprofit literary organization, our
resources permit us to consider a limited number of submissions per
year. Please query first.
- Electronic submissions to Lite are encouraged. Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(attachments OK; Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format preferred).
Submissions may also be sent as ASCII text in the body of an email;
special formatting such as italics or bold should be noted. We will
also accept documents on disk or CDROM formatted to be readable on a
Windows-based PC (preferred for book-length manuscripts). Please
include contact info/short bio.
submissions to Lite should be on plain 8-1/2" X 11" paper, double
spaced, typewritten or computer printed, suitable for scanning with no
handwritten editing or other marks anywhere on the document. Please
include the file on disk or CDROM, if possible. Notes concerning the
copy may be made in legible handwriting on accompanying separate
sheets. Illegible, poor-quality, or handwritten text will not be
considered. Copy should include the author's name, address and
telephone number on the first or last page; for multiple simultaneous
submissions, each work must be a separate document, each with the
author's name, address and telephone. Please include short bio.
reserves the right to do all editing appropriate to maintain grammar,
stylistic consistency, and standard punctuation without advance
notification to the author. We suggest that deliberate deviations from
standard grammar and spelling be noted on a separate sheet to avoid
editing problems. Lite will do everything possible to advise writers in
advance of publication of any proposed changes which may affect the
author's meaning or stylistic integrity; writers may withdraw their
manuscripts from consideration should they conclude that proposed
changes are unacceptable, provided notification is made within three
days of notice of proposed changes.
will not accept manuscripts which contain the following: sexually
explicit language or graphically depicted sexual scenes; gratuitous
expletives; pointless or graphic violence; material denigrating any
race, nationality, gender, or religion. Authors accept all
responsibility for factual errors contained in any submitted
manuscript. By submitting to Lite, author agrees to the editorial
policies and conditions as stated in these guidelines.
- Hardcopy submissions will not be returned unless a SASE of suitable size with sufficient postage is provided.