Phoenix Rising Press is the latest and brightest star in the crown of Maryland’s publishing houses. Recently founded by Melissa Malanowski, our mission is to debut exceptional literature by new writers. We are currently accepting submissions of poetry, prose, or plays from any genre, though fiction is preferred. We maintain a high standard of excellence in our published works. Currently we operate as a subsidy press—Phoenix Rising will handle any and all activity in regards to the book's production; the author need only prepare the material and supply the printing costs. Submissions should be made in the form of two hard copies, one digital copy (in rich text format), and a two hundred word synopsis; no exclusively electronic submissions will be considered at this time. Manuscripts may be returned if they are submitted with a comparable SASE, otherwise responses will be sent via email.