Buttontapper Press is a micro-press run by author Laura Roberts. We publish occasional digital and print-on-demand anthologies of short fiction and essays, as per our editor's whims. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. That means that all current calls for submissions will be listed on this page, and we will ONLY read work sent for specified anthologies and imprints.

Please DO NOT send us items that fall outside of our specific calls for submission, as these will be deleted unread.

DO use standard manuscript format for all submissions. DO NOT send previously published works.

Guidelines for individual anthologies are listed below.

Our new Damned Dames imprint will focus on the mystery genre, with an emphasis on:

  • Female PI's and protagonists
  • Subgenres including noir, cozy, and caper
  • Both professional and amateur sleuths
  • Novella-length manuscripts (15,000-30,000 words)

Got something to submit? Send us the following:

  • A one-line summary of the story's plot (i.e. elevator pitch, log line)
  • One-paragraph author bio
  • Links to all your social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, GoodReads)
  • First 5,000 words of your manuscript

If we accept your pitch, we will request the completed manuscript within 90 days.

We are looking to start publishing novellas in this imprint beginning in March 2016. Submissions are open on a rolling basis, so have at it!