At this time, UPSWING PRESS is not accepting manuscript submissions, but when we do, here’s what we’ll be looking for:
While we are open to many genres and topics, we focus on picture books and novels that are hand-sellable and likely fit within a niche or have main characters that fit within underrepresented groups, e.g. race, culture, religion, disability, LGBT, etc… Even unusual or popular hobbies may be important topics that fill a need in the marketplace. The target audience would need to be defined.
Ultimately, we will be looking for manuscripts that could be considered both mainstream and niche.