Publisher Name:

Five Star Publishing / Cengage Learning


Editors Name:

Tiffany Schofield


10 Water St. Suite 310 Waterville, ME 04901 United States of America

Does the Press Accept: :

Online Submissions, Unsolicited Submissions


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Information About Your Press:

Five Star, an imprint of Gale, part of Cengage Learning, debuted in 1995 with four original Western titles published in hardcover format. These first edition Westerns have earned rave reviews in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist, with hundreds of titles reviewed to date. Western Writers of America has honored multiple Five Star Western titles with Spur Awards for their superior quality.
In November of 1998, we began the Five Star Mystery line. In August 2000, the Mystery line increased in title count and became exclusively first edition publications. To date, Five Star mysteries have earned many starred reviews, Edgar? Award and Anthony Award nominations, and many titles have been listed on regional bestseller lists.
In July 2013, we will launch the Frontier Fiction line. This line features a wide range of sub-genres in the western fiction field from well-known authors and emerging voices.
The primary focus of Five Star is the library market. When librarians sign up for a Five Star standing order, they save time and money, are assured regular free delivery of quality new titles in that genre, and can trust in our 100% guarantee of the products and services we provide.
To learn more or for submission guidelines, email .

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What type of Submissions are you looking for?:

Submissions must be original manuscripts, not yet published in any format in mystery and frontier fiction genres.
We require submission exclusivity, no simultaneous submissions are accepted.
Various sub-genres of mystery (crime, romantic suspense, thriller, dystopian, cozy, etc.) and frontier fiction (HF, Westerns, Frontier Romance, Frontier Mystery, Western Crime, etc.) are of interest.


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