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Inlandia Books

General Manuscript Submission Guidelines
The Inlandia Institute initially evaluates proposals only; upon consensus, the publications committee may request the full manuscript. Queries and/or proposals must be submitted electronically. For instructions and full guidelines visit Inlandia’s Submittable portal.

Whether or not Inlandia Institute chooses to pursue publication of any particular manuscript will depend in large part on currently available resources of Inlandia Institute and is in no way a reflection on the quality or marketability of any given manuscript. All decisions are final.

Heyday Inlandia Imprint
The Inlandia Institute co-publishes select books with Heyday, a nonprofit publisher based in Berkeley, California, with a focus on writings by and about Californians. Manuscripts submitted for the Heyday Inlandia Imprint must conform to the missions of both Inlandia Institute and Heyday to be considered.

Inlandia Literary 
Polished works of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including the national and regional Hillary Gravendyk Prize books are published under this imprint. With the exception of the Gravendyk national prize, all other submissions must be about or by authors that live or work in the Inland region. For information on submitting your book for publication consideration, click here.

Inlandia Community
Works that express the voice of the communities located within the Inland Empire but with limited interest to those outside of this region are published under this imprint. Inlandia reserves the right to work with authors to polish and refine the manuscript, as necessary.

Books by Inland Authors
The Inland region is home to award winning authors in every genre from children’s picture books to a former poet laureate of the United States. This database is not a full list but may help you get started.

Inlandia: A Literary Journey
Inlandia: A Literary Journey began as a quarterly journal and is now published annually, usually in winter. Founded in 2010 by Cati Porter, currently Executive Director of the Inlandia Institute, you can read more about its evolution in an interview with Cati at TheReviewReview.

Literary Prizes
The Hillary Gravendyk Prize is an open poetry book competition, regardless of the number of previously published poetry collections. The manuscript page limit is 48 – 100 pages, and the press invites all styles and forms of poetry. Two awards of $1,000 and book publication: one National (poets living in the U.S) and one Regional (poets living or working in Inland Southern California). Additional books may be chosen for publication by the editors.

Electronic submissions only accepted via the Inlandia Institute’s submittable portal Entries must be received online between February 1st and April 30th at midnight Pacific Standard Time. Reading fee is $20. Winners announced late summer/fall for publication the following year.

See last year’s winners.