culver & venice
culver & venice is the commercial fiction division of von reuth.
Here at culver & venice, we live for books that are great, entertaining fiction, books that we just can’t stop talking about to everyone. We look forward to the exciting new voices waiting to be heard.
Before you start…
• Is your book really commercial fiction or is it more genre fiction? If the latter, why do you feel it’s commercial fiction? (Hint: put that in your introductory letter, we’re genuinely curious to know).
• Have you given your manuscript to others to read? By this, we mean people you trust to give you honest feedback about plot, structure, characters, etc.? If no, we strongly suggest you do that first before sending us your manuscript. Second readings are always a great way to scale where you actually are with your book.
Writing is both an art and a craft. We know that and we really appreciate the great effort you put into writing a book from start to finish. Please don’t be disheartened if we cannot accept your manuscript. Keep on, and don’t give up!
• manuscripts •
If you strongly believe that your work of fiction is just what we’re looking for, please send us an introductory letter, three sample chapters, and a little information about yourself, including your contact details, and the reasons why you feel culver & venice is the right place for you.
We strongly advise you to use the regular manuscript format of Times New Roman, 12 Font and 1,5 spacing with regular margins (PDF files preferred).
• mail and email •
culver & venice is the commercial fiction division of von reuth. Please send all submissions to:
Remember to put ‘culver and venice’ in the subject of your submission email.
Example: culver and venice, submission: [manuscript title], [author name]
• replies •
If you have not heard from us within 12 weeks, then we regret to say that your submission has not been successful. Please remember to always keep a copy of your work for yourself. Due to the number of submissions we receive, we are unfortunately unable to return manuscripts once submitted.
And above all,
watch with glittering eyes
the world around you
because the greatest secrets
are always hidden
in the most unlikely places.
Those who don’t believe in magic
will never find it.
~ Roald Dahl