Ilium Press publishes epic poetry, sagas, literary and historical novels, and how-to non-fiction.

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Ilium Press Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Submissions should be sent via email to

Phone: (509) 928-7950

Editor: John Lemon

Submitting Your Work to Ilium Press

Before submitting to Ilium Press

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From the Ilium Press guidelines:

For epics and sagas, I’m looking for the following:

•Original works.
•New interpretations of traditional works.
•New modern-language translations of traditional works.

Your epic must have a gripping story, realistic and conflicted characters, memorable scenes, plenty of dialog (even if it is stylized), and a careful attention to language.

I am seeking submissions in the following genres:

•literary fiction
•rock ‘n’ roll stories (fiction or non-fiction)
•crime novels
•historical fiction
•dystopian speculative fiction

In all cases, I’m looking for lean, direct prose; flawed and conflicted three-dimensional characters; realistic dialog; dry, wry, and ironic humor; conflict, tension, and drama; unexplained psychological wreckage; and acerbic social commentary.

Submission Guidelines Details for Ilium Press

Market Type:Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry

Contact: John Lemmon, owner/editor


Accepts: Crime novels, epic poetry, historical fiction, literary fiction, narrative poetry, science fiction, speculative fiction

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