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olive ridley - (n) a small species of sea turtle.

Olive Ridley Press is an imprint of Manta Press, Ltd. focused on bringing engaging literature to middle-grade and young adult readers.

If you're an author seeking a home for your work, we are currently open for submissions and would love to read what you've written. However, we do have a couple of guidelines that will help us give your submission the attention it deserves.

To start, we are looking for original, fully edited, and previously unpublished works of fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, steampunk, and horror.

Secondly, our ideal word counts are as follows:


Early Reader (grades K - 3): 1,500 to 10k words

Middle Grade (grades 4 - 8): 25k - 40k words

Young Adult (grades 9 - 12 and beyond): 45k - 85k words

Now that you know what we're looking for, if you're interested in pursuing publication with Olive Ridley, please send your double-spaced manuscript

with 12 pt. Times New Roman font as a .doc or .docx file to...

Please include the title, genre, and word count of your piece in the subject line.

If by chance you haven't heard back regarding your submission within 6 weeks, please reach out and give us a nudge.

Thanks for your interest in Olive Ridley Press!

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