After the rousing success of our first publication, Winter Wren, we’re convinced that the novella is not dead. That is, after all, why we started this press. To celebrate the form, and because we know there are lots of novellas sitting in drawers out there, we’d love to see your submissions. Here’s how it works:

Send us your finished novella in PDF format. Your work must be original, and by a single author. Contact information (including an email address) should be included on the title page. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Length: approximately 20 000 to 40 000 words
Submitting: PDFs can be submitted via email to and

We will notify you of our decision within three months.

Please feel free to share our call for submissions with your friends and writing network, or anyone else you know who has a novella just waiting to be published.

The fish are jumping, and our net is ready!

Anik See and Theresa Kishkan

Fish Gotta Swim Editions
Vancouver | Amsterdam