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Fireship Press accepts submissions for manuscripts (75,000 – 95,000 words)  in the broad category of Nautical and Historical Fiction and Nonfiction. We have published fiction and nonfiction in areas such as:

  • Age of Sail
  • Revolutionary Wars in the US and in Europe
  • The Middle Ages and Crusades
  • The Renaissance
  • Byzantium
  • The American Civil War
  • Other countries Civil wars
  • The American West
  • 20th Century Military History
  • Empire including Europe, Russia, Asia and Africa

Under Cortero Imprint, we are now accepting works in other genres:

  • Murder Mysteries
  • Action & Adventure
  • Suspense / Thrillers
  • Sports
  • Health / Fitness
  • Mild Paranormal
  • Mild Supernatural
  • Soft Science Fiction
  • Low Fantasy with a historical setting, or Alternative history

What sells best, especially in historical, is action & adventure or thrillers. We do not currently consider erotica, horror, memoir, children’s books, fairytale, high fantasy, textbooks, or books that are exclusively romance. If your story has a romance in it but primarily falls into another of our accepted genres, we will consider it.


All new books are published as a paperback and/or an ebook.

Print On Demand:

Our books are published as POD (print on demand) paperbacks and will be available to the title lists of major book distributors in the United States and Canada, so any customer, at any store, can order it. Fireship also provides Print on Demand for markets in the UK, Europe, Australia, and South Africa.


Fireship Press currently publishes new titles in one, or more, of the following ebook formats: .ePub and .Mobi.


Fireship Press contracts for completed manuscripts only and that are not currently published.

Submission Checklist for Fireship and Cortero:

Attach a query letter in an email that includes:

  1. A brief synopsis of the work – we need to know the story arch of the book or plot summary.
  2. A short bio of the author’s writing experience.
  3. How many words?
  4. What is the genre category?
  5. Do you already have an author platform?
  6. Has this work you are submitting been published before, if so, when?
  7. For non-fiction books – please also include an outline or detailed chapter list.
  8. Please include your name and contact information on your query and synopsis.
  9. Your marketing plan for the book. While we work in conjunction with the author to market their book, author involvement is pivotal to the success of the book.
  10. What is your target reading market?
  11. Please put in the subject line of the email: Submission for [title of book]

Please DO NOT send the first draft of your manuscript. While we do edit the manuscripts we contract, we do not do extensive content editing. Please make sure your manuscript has been professionally edited at least once before submission. We adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style.

If we are interested in your synopsis, we will request sample chapters in Microsoft Word. Format: normal, double-spaced with 12pt Times New Roman font. Please include your name and contact information on your sample chapters.

All inquires should be sent to

Please allow us time to review before getting back to you.

Thank you for your interest in publishing with Fireship Press / Cortero Publishing. We look forward to reading your work.

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