aqueous : a-que-ous
|1.||of, like, or containing water; watery: an aqueous solution.|
|2.||(of rocks or sediments) formed of matter deposited in or by water.|
And let my dying words be better with you
Than my dull living actions; if you aime
At the dear life of this sweet Innocent,
Y'are a Tyrant and a savage Monster;
Your memory shall be as soul behind you
As you are living, all your better deeds
Shall be in water writ, but this in Marble:
No Chronicle shall speak you, though your own,
But for the shame of men.
—Philaster. Act v. Sc. 3., Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher
We proudly announce the debut of Aqueous Books.
Our first title was released in August 2010. Please visit AqueousBooks.com to stay abreast of the details.
If you visit Outsider Writers Collective, you can read about precisely what is here on this page, and then click the image to be taken back to this page. You could then, again, click the link to OWC from here, if you so chose, and continue on in endless, circumnavigatory linking: such is the nature of the Web. But we suggest you do better things with your time, such as write.
To prepare your manuscript for submission to Aqueous Books, please read the guidelines below.
Submissions of previously unpublished novels, short story collections, flash fiction collections, and memoirs are read year-round. If a portion of your manuscript has been published elsewhere, please provide credit to the original publisher in the appropriate place in your cover letter and front matter of your manuscript. We accept literary, philosophical and serio-comic philosophy, memoirs, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and general speculative fiction. Please do not send religious, romance, mystery, women's or chick lit, how-to, children's or young adult, or anything in a genre other than those specified above. Contracts will be royalty with no advance.
Word count should be 17,500 and above. Please indicate the type and genre of work you are sending in the subject line of your e-mail, followed by last name (i.e., Short Story Collection: Magical Realism: Gaiman). Entries should be included as a single attachment, along with a brief 3rd person bio. Please do not use Courier or cursive fonts, text smaller than 12 point, or anything containing unnecessary formatting, such as excessive bolding and italics, unless it is inherent to the spirit of the work. Submissions should be double-spaced with only one space between sentences. Please send .doc, .docx, .wps, or .rtf attachments. Anything else will be deleted unread.
Please visit the submission guidelines page on the Aqueous Books website for electronic submission details. If you submit by post and would like your snail-mailed manuscript returned clean and without mark-ups, please specify this in your cover letter; alternatively, if you would like us to include editorial mark-ups in your returned copy, please mention this as well. Please direct postal correspondence (including self-addressed, stamped envelope with adequate return postage, or e-mail address for reply on submissions) to:
P.O. Box 12784
Pensacola, FL 32591
Wherein readers may order our publications, such as:
HiStory of Santa Monica
by Michael J. Atwood
$14; 190 pp.; ISBN: 978-0-9826734-0-9
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