Monday, October 12, 2009
As ever, their website txt + my 0.02:
"Untreed Reads Publishing is the primary imprint of fiction work. We are looking for fiction with minority lead characters and plots (Latino, African-American, Native American, GLBT, female, etc.)."
Um, last I checked females were not a minority, and what the hell is a "minority plot"? Is it a story made up by only one of three psychics?
"Any genre is acceptable except erotica, romance and poetry. The feeling is that these categories are already well-represented by other publishers, and we prefer our focus to be on lesser-realized genres such as sci-fi, mystery, fantasy and mainstream fiction."
No majority genres please. We only want less mainstream genres like... well, "mainstream".
"Romance and eroticism are welcome within the work, but we prefer plot over erotic scenes."
Because we all realise that off the many qualities a work of fiction might have, only two are connected by a direct, inverse correlation such that adding more of one results in having less of the other.
"It is our goal to present to the world multicultural fiction that expands the somewhat limited view currently seen in the industry."
Yes, world multi-cultural fiction populated by Americans of all different genders, colors and sexual orientations, not too focussed on falling in love and not having too much sex.