GOING FORWARD: From our Editor-In-Chief
ADELAIDE BOOKS LLC is a New York based independent company dedicated to publishing literary fiction and creative nonfiction. It was founded in July 2017 as an imprint of the Adelaide Literary Magazine, with the aim to facilitate the publishing of novels, memoirs, and collections of short stories, poems, and essays by contributing authors of our magazine and other qualified writers.
In the past four and a half years we have published 170 novels, 68 collections of short stories, 86 poetry books, 39 memoirs, 12 children’s books, 12 narrative nonfiction books, 7 books in foreign languages, 18 anthologies – as a result of four annual literary contests, and since 2015, 52 issues of the Adelaide Literary Magazine.
To promote our authors and bring books we publish to the attention of the trade and general public in the US and internationally, we participated and exhibited our books at the Book Expo 2018 and 2019, Frankfurt Book Fair 2018, 2019, and 2021, Lisbon Book Fair 2019, 2020, and 2021, Brooklyn Book Festival 2021, Publishers Weekly US Book Show 2021, and New York City Poetry Festival 2021. Also, we had a book launch and book-reading events for our authors in various bookstores and literary venues in NYC (Strand, Shakespeare & Co., KGB, Poets House etc.) and in many bookstores and libraries throughout US. Many of our titles were on amazon bestselling lists in their category, were submitted for/or received literary awards, and were featured and reviewed by prominent trade and book review publications.
All these years we were committed to publishing works by the first-time and new authors. Most of our book projects so far were results of unsolicited submissions by independent authors. It was an uphill and constant battle to bring the attention of the trade and reading public to the works of the unknown and yet unestablished writers.
To strengthen our list and improve our sales, starting January 1, 2022, we are NOT accepting unsolicited submissions. Only manuscripts coming from an established literary agency or an author we already published will be accepted for consideration.
All new authors wishing to work with us, we refer to the ADELAIDE BOOKS BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD Annual Contest, for a chance for their work to be considered.