What Is Epicenter Press?
Since its founding in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1988, Epicenter Press, Inc. has become the largest trade publisher of nonfiction books about Alaska. In that time, Epicenter has published more than 175 titles covering a broad range of nonfiction touching on history, memoirs and biographies, adventure, aviation, humor, true crime, mystery and the unexplained, sled dog mushing, women's stories, and Native American culture.



Epicenter Press also has a division called Aftershocks Media to assist independent publishers, businesses, non-profits, and individual authors who wish to publish, market, and distribute professional books. For more information, click “Aftershocks” at the top of your screen, or check out www.AftershocksMedia.com
Submission Guidelines
We welcome nonfiction and fiction submissions that relate to Alaska and the Pacific Northwest: biography & memoir, history, humor, life in the North, Native American culture, true crime are some of our accepted categories.

We seek well-written, fast-paced, absorbing, compelling, and entertaining nonfiction manuscripts about life in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, and exceptional content for gift and art books. We currently do not publish poetry, or children's titles. Unagented and agent submissions are welcome. We discourage multiple submissions, but authors should keep us informed if a manuscript is no longer available.


The ideal nonfiction submission consists of:
- A synopsis
- An introduction, outline, and three sample chapters, if available. Full manuscript is best. 
- A list of photos, illustrations, and other supporting materials available. Do not send original photos.
- A description of the target audience, marketing ideas, and an indication of how you would help promote the title.
- A list of competitive titles.
- Author biography

The ideal fiction submission consists of: 
- A synopsis
- The first 3 chapters of the book
- Author biography
- Any promotional or marketing ideas

By following these guidelines, you help us review and respond to proposals more efficiently so you will not be kept waiting. 


If you wish to email your submission, please have each document as a separate attachment. Email to submissions@epicenterpress.com

If you wish to mail your submission, enclose a self addressed stamped envelope if you want your material returned. We will make every effort to respond. Please mail proposals to:

Epicenter Press
Attn: Lael Morgan
6524 NE 181st St. STE #2
Kenmore, WA 98028
Subsidiary Rights
Reprint and foreign translation rights:
Wales Literary Agency
P.O. Box 9428
Seattle, WA 98109-0428
Phone (206) 284-7114
Fax (206) 284-0190
Contact: Elizabeth Wales
Email: elizabeth.wales@waleslit.com

Film, TV, and stage rights:
Cine/Lit Representations
PO Box 802918
Santa Clarita, CA 91380-2918
Phone (661) 513-0268
Fax (661) 513-0951
Santa Clarita, CA 91380-2918
Contact: Mary Alice Kier and Anna Cottle
Email: makier@msn.com

Serial rights and book clubs:
Epicenter Press
6524 NE 181st Street. #2
Kenmore, WA 98028
Phone (425) 485-6822
Fax (425) 481-8253
Email: info@epicenterpress.com
Permissions
Work published by Epicenter Press is protected under copyright law.

If you want to request permissions, submit a request in writing, which should include:

- Title and author of the book you wish to reprint from
- Exact material you seek to reprint
- Title and publisher, publication date, list price, and initial print run
- Territories for which permission is requested
- Is your publication commercial or nonprofit?

Will there be a fee?
Each request is evaluated on an individual basis. 

Mail your permission request to:

Epicenter Press Inc.
Attn: Permissions
6524 NE 181st Street. #2
Kenmore, WA 98028


Where should I send requests to photocopy material for classroom use? 
All requests for photocopying of material for U.S. college and university classroom use should be addressed to:

Copyright Clearance Center
222 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: (978) 750-8400
Fax: (978) 750-4470
Website: copyright.com