Flooding Island Press

Flooding Island LLC

Flooding Island is a book and music publisher. We are always looking for a good story told well, and for music that captivates. Established to publish high-quality, engaging literature and music, Flooding Island is currently accepting submissions for its forthcoming catalogs and welcomes agented as well as un-agented submissions from writers with previous traditional publication credits or significant social media presence, or pitches from musicians who fit our limited yet eclectic interests.

Surprise us with somthing undeniable that you know will light a fire with readers or listeners.

Pitch Guidelines for Music Compositions

Flooding Island is a self-sufficient and highly selective traditional label. If a track is accepted under our label, we will negotiate an advance payment for all artists on the track, as well as competive spilts. Flooding Island will pay all marketing expenses. Flooding Island has never, and will never, charge artists fees whatsoever. This means we are looking to generate revenue from listeners and not from the artists. As such, we are selectively looking for new and unique music compositions by artists who have a solid social media presence, a loyal following of listeners, or such a powerfully and undeniably great track of music that it will be worth our financial risk to become involved in helping to market it. We are only interested in the following a genres of music: Ambient, World, Experimental.
  • Start by pitching us with a description of yourself and your music.
  • Your pitch should contain an introduction, a summary of your project, relevant social media links.
  • Keep your pitch to less than 350 words of text (about one printed page).
  • Absolutely NO attachments of any sort. Your pitch must be plain text in an email.
  • If we are interested in your writen pitch, then we may ask for you to send us music samples. But again, do NOT send any attachments in your first contact!
  • Pitch us submissions [at] floodingIsland [dot] com
  • Format the subject line of your pirch as such: Your Name / Music Pitch / Genre
  • We will acknowledge receipt of all received pitches at least once every two weeks, but after that, we will not respond unless we are interested in reading and hearing more. If you have not heard back from us within six weeks after the acknowledgment, assume that your pitch is not suited for us.

Submission Guidelines for Book Manuscripts

Flooding Island is a self-sufficient and highly selective traditional publisher. If a manuscript is accepted for publication, we will negotiate an advance payment and sales royalties to the author. Flooding Island will pay all editing, production, and marketing expenses. Flooding Island has never, and will never, charge authors fees whatsoever. This means we are looking to generate revenue from readers and not from the authors. As such, we are selectively looking for manuscripts by writers who already have a solid social media presence, a loyal following of readers, or such a powerfully and undeniably great manuscript that we feel it will be worth our financial risk to publish and market it.

We are interested in the following a genres of literature we call 'The New Noir':
  • Literary fiction
  • Literary crime fiction
  • True crime for a positive social impact
  • Your entire query, along with a writing sample, must not be more than 750 words (about 3 typed pages). If it is longer, or if it contains any attachments, it will be ignored and deleted. Round down, not up (The Gettysburg Address was just 272 words).
  • eMail all queries to submissions [at] floodingIsland [dot] com
  • Absolutely NO attachments of any sort. Your query must be plain text in an email.
  • Only query for projects that are complete, well edited and polished.
  • Format the subject line of your query as such: Your Name / Project Genre / Project Title.
  • Your query should contain an introduction, a summary of your project, relevant social media presence, relevant publication history and/or experience, and your best example of writing from your project.
  • We will acknowledge receipt of all received queries at least once every two weeks, but after that, we will not respond unless we are interested in reading more. If you have not heard back from us within six weeks after the acknowledgment, assume that your project is not suited for us.
  • Simultaneous queries are fine.


The New Noir
and more books coming soon.

Contact

Our general email is: info [at] floodingIsland [dot] com
Submissions: submissions [at] floodingIsland [dot] com


Flooding Island Press