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Norwalk, CT

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919-396-6342

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about

services

Woodhall Press is an independent publisher of independent authors. Part of our mission is to raise emerging writers into the global marketplace. We offer the following services to authors who are in the process of developing their work 
  • Manuscript evaluation
  • Developmental editing
  • Line editing
  • Copy editing
  • Proofreading
  • Research​
We are interested in working with you on the following types of projects. If you’re working on something else, ask us if we’re interested.
  • Blogs
  • Short Stories
  • Flash Fiction Stories
  • Novels
  • Articles
  • Essays
  • Plays
  • Screenplays
  • Poems
As writers, writing instructors, editors, and publishers, we want your work to reach its audience. When the time is right, we’ll help you find representation with an appropriate literary agency, or help you connect directly with another small press. We can also offer self-publication guidance.
Our rates are based on the Editorial Freelancers Association guidelines, tailored to fit each unique project.

submissions

Woodhall Press is committed to publishing diverse voices and welcomes submissions from female and under-represented writers.

Poetry
  • twenty to thirty poems linked by a compelling theme

  • submission deadline: January 1, 2020

  • reading fee: none

  • format: Upload as a single PDF file that includes your poetry, your name and your email address. Click the "upload" button below, then the "submit" button.

 
Fiction
  • one-page pitch letter

  • submission deadline: January 1, 2020

  • reading fee: none

  • format: within the text of an email sent to woodhallpress@gmail.com

Nonfiction
  • one-page pitch letter

  • submission deadline: January 1, 2020

  • reading fee: none

  • format: within the text of an email sent to woodhallpress@gmail.com

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We endeavor to respond to all submissions as quickly as possible. Every submission will receive a personal reply. Please, allow thirty days before following up. Thank you for connecting with Woodhall Press.

partners

Colin Hosten

You met Colin at a conference or at a bookstore. That’s why you’re here, looking up Woodhall Press. When he’s not teaching writing at Fairfield University, or striking up conversations with complete strangers, Colin works as an editor for Disney Publications. He edited several of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, among other bestsellers. He networks with New York publishers, while increasing our visibility with up-and-coming writers. Colin holds masters degrees in publishing and creative writing, so he’s committed to blending those two worlds. If you don’t already have a selfie with him, you will soon. 

The Outreach

David LeGere

The Arrangements

David is the one who returned your call. In fact, he probably called you in the first place. With ten years of editorial experience, David has edited more than two-hundred books and worked with a vast network of industry professionals. He knows what to do, how to do it, and who can help. In addition to working as an editor for Rowman & Littlefield’s trade division, David teaches writing at Fairfield University and the University of New Haven. As an acquiring editor for FalconGuides, he specializes in outdoor/adventure titles with notable releases such as Why We Climb, Walks of a Lifetime, and Women Who Surf. He believes that life is an adventure waiting to happen, and a great book helps us take that first step.

Christopher Madden

Christopher reads everything, twice. You probably appreciated his detailed feedback on your last submission. He edited The Astronaut’s Son, a finalist for the 2018 Foreword Indie Book Awards. A serial entrepreneur, educator, writer, poet, and performer, he is the co-director of the Black Rock Art Guild, Visual and Performing Artists in Fairfield County.

The Details

staff

Christopher Madden

Christopher reads everything, twice. You probably appreciated his detailed feedback on your last submission. He edited The Astronaut’s Son, a finalist for the 2018 Foreword Indie Book Awards. A serial entrepreneur, educator, writer, poet, and performer, he is the co-director of the Black Rock Art Guild, Visual and Performing Artists in Fairfield County.

Christopher Madden

Christopher reads everything, twice. You probably appreciated his detailed feedback on your last submission. He edited The Astronaut’s Son, a finalist for the 2018 Foreword Indie Book Awards. A serial entrepreneur, educator, writer, poet, and performer, he is the co-director of the Black Rock Art Guild, Visual and Performing Artists in Fairfield County.

Christopher Madden

Christopher reads everything, twice. You probably appreciated his detailed feedback on your last submission. He edited The Astronaut’s Son, a finalist for the 2018 Foreword Indie Book Awards. A serial entrepreneur, educator, writer, poet, and performer, he is the co-director of the Black Rock Art Guild, Visual and Performing Artists in Fairfield County.

partners

Colin Hosten

You met Colin at a conference or at a bookstore. That’s why you’re here, looking up Woodhall Press. When he’s not teaching writing at Fairfield University, or striking up conversations with complete strangers, Colin works as an editor for Disney Publications. He edited several of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, among other bestsellers. He networks with New York publishers, while increasing our visibility with up-and-coming writers. Colin holds masters degrees in publishing and creative writing, so he’s committed to blending those two worlds. If you don’t already have a selfie with him, you will soon. 

The Outreach

David LeGere

The Arrangements

David is the one who returned your call. In fact, he probably called you in the first place. With ten years of editorial experience, David has edited more than two-hundred books and worked with a vast network of industry professionals. He knows what to do, how to do it, and who can help. In addition to working as an editor for Rowman & Littlefield’s trade division, David teaches writing at Fairfield University and the University of New Haven. As an acquiring editor for FalconGuides, he specializes in outdoor/adventure titles with notable releases such as Why We Climb, Walks of a Lifetime, and Women Who Surf. He believes that life is an adventure waiting to happen, and a great book helps us take that first step.

Christopher Madden

Christopher reads everything, twice. You probably appreciated his detailed feedback on your last submission. He edited The Astronaut’s Son, a finalist for the 2018 Foreword Indie Book Awards. A serial entrepreneur, educator, writer, poet, and performer, he is the co-director of the Black Rock Art Guild, Visual and Performing Artists in Fairfield County.

The Details

staff

Nathaniel Von Trapp

Nathaniel joined Woodhall Press as an intern and advanced to Junior Editor. He handles administrative duties, coordinates our interns, and is building his own list of authors, while working closely with our editorial team.

Joslyn Acevedo

Joslyn Acevedo is an intern at Woodhall Press who focuses on reviewing and editing submissions. She’s currently a commuter student attending Fairfield University who’s lived in Bridgeport for most of her life. She graduated from Central Magnet High School and Bridgeport Regional Vocational Aquaculture School after years of participation in Central’s newspaper, debate, and theater programs. She  enjoys drawing character illustrations and considers her imagination to be one of her best resources when it comes to her writing. With a deep passion for all things creative, Joslyn’s drive to make the world a more vibrant place comes through her work drive in both professional and personal settings. 

Madeline DeLuca

Madeline DeLuca is an intern at Woodhall Press. She studied English at Penn State University and is currently an MFA candidate in Fiction Writing and Publishing at Fairfield University. She writes and reads for various literary journals, and works at a bookstore. She plans to fill her life with books and words as much as she possibly can. She also loves summertime and her two adorable puppies. 

Molly Mellinger

Molly Mellinger is an intern at Woodhall Press and a current student in the Fairfield University Master of Fine Arts program with a concentration in poetry. She grew up in Fairfield and graduated with a Bachelor's in English, summa cum laude, from Ottawa University. Beyond the arts, Molly is particularly interested in animal rescue and cross-species ethics.

Katie Sadowski

Katie Sadowski is an MFA student at Fairfield University with a dual concentration in Fiction and Publishing & Editing.  By day, she works in a legal clinic at Yale Law School. By night, in addition to fighting crime, Katie writes fiction, reads as much as possible, including new submissions for Woodhall Press, and spends time with her son and their dog, Piper.

Hall of Fame

Many thanks to our past interns, Ayesha Ali, Christina Cicchelli, and Elizabeth Winkler.

Grace O'Neill McGinley

At Stanford University, Grace is double-majoring in Classical History and Comparative Literature, focusing her studies on ancient literature with special interests in the Homeric and Hindu epics. When not studying or competing as a member of the Stanford Women’s Rowing Team, she reads whatever she can get her hands on, and is particularly a fan of the imaginative world building and mythical animals characteristic of many fantasy novels. Aside from hanging out with her incredibly allergy-inducing cat and finally taking a break from dining hall food, Grace is thrilled to spend her summer working with Woodhall Press, and is eager to expand her worldview in the way that only reading can do.