Call for Entry Rules

Lost Alphabet is an international publishing company looking for manuscripts in any field or discipline. Selected authors will have five months to complete a project to be distributed internationally in print on demand, ebook and audiobook (books do not have to be all three). Authors may be of any nationality or background. Projects can be in the form of magazines, zines, books, chapbooks, photo books or audio/visual products. Lost Alphabet is hosting an open call to seek out the most daring, ambitious and eclectic manuscripts from around the world. 

Lost Alphabet’s mission is to empower creatives. We have a unique structure that allows us to give authors vast creative freedom. Authors keep the copyright to their work at all times. Authors receive up to 50% of royalties from the sale of their book.


The last day to submit a project is 23:59EST, February 28, 2017.

Selected authors will be required to have a video chat with a representative about their project within ten (10) days of being notified of their nomination.

Selected authors will have thirty (30) days after notification of their selection to sign the contract. If the author does not sign, her selection is forfeited. 

Selected applications will be notified by June 1st, 2017.



Authors must be 18 years or older.

Authors must have a valid email address.

Co-authoring is acceptable.

Compilation manuscripts are acceptable, however each contributor must give permission(s).

All authors must have the legal right to publish their manuscript.

Proof of identity required.

Pseudonyms are acceptable, but identification verification will be needed for legal purposes.


Manuscripts may be in any language, however an English version must be available for review and publication. Authors who submit manuscripts in multiple languages will publish multiple books; one in English and one in the other language(s). Entires to the open call must be submitted in English. Authors will only need to sign one contract for multiple translations of the book.


Application are free to submit.

In order to accept the most creative and ambitious projects, a $250(USD) administrative contract fee will be charged upon signing. Full and partial scholarships are available to those who demonstrate financial need.

There is a United States government copyright fee and ISBN fee that is $55(USD) and $45(USD) for most books. If you qualify for financial assistance, the copyright and ISBN fee will be subtracted from your royalties.


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