Publishing Submissions

Thank you for your interest in publishing with Chthaeus Press. Though our works currently focus on issues related to mycology, we plan to expand into various other topics in the near future. As such, we are currently accepting submissions for qualifying projects. Our vision is to create books, zines, and other media that is similar in spirit to Radical Mycology. We are seeking works that not only provide in-depth information on how to learn a skill or trade, but also a critical social and political analysis that places those skills in a relevant context.

If you have a book or zine project you think would be a good fit, please send a 1-2 page cover letter to This letter should include an overview of your project and your background as an author. If your book seems like a candidate, we will request a full proposal that would require the following:

  • A cover letter that summarizes the book and why you wrote it
  • A bio of the author(s) and their previous published works, if any
  • A preliminary table of contents with accompanying summaries of each chapter (including approximate length and artwork)
  • Descriptions of similar books and an explanation as to why yours is different
  • Your specific target audience(s) and why they would choose your work over similar titles
  • Two sample chapters
  • Thorough descriptions of the artwork to be used along with samples
If you do not have access to email, physical copies can be sent via mail. Submitted materials will only be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Response time can take several weeks. Please be aware that if the project is accepted it may not be released for up to 12 months due to the nature of the book industry.