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"She was a marvel. She did exactly as she pleased all her life, God bless her.

John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story

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Perpetuity Publishing is an independent press based in Northern Virginia. We are dedicated to publishing novels of mystery, crime, and suspense that haunt and intrigue us. We don’t hold a wetted finger to the “literary winds.” When a a story moves us, makes us sleep with the lights on, stay up all night turning the pages, we’re in it for the long haul. 


As writers ourselves, we can can practically smell the blood, sweat, and tears you put into writing that novel. And rewriting. And editing. Whether you’ve been ignored by mainstream publishers or have known all along that you have no interest in working with a major corporate publisher, if you’re willing to take a mutual risk with a rebellious upstart indie press team that values your story as much as you do, you’ve come to the right place. We will work like hell to create a polished, high-quality book that speaks to the world in the way you, the writer, want to be heard.  

We are not a vanity press. We don’t ask for money up front (because that’s sketchy and ethical publishers don’t do it). We will never charge you for our services (editing, design, marketing, etc.). Simply put, we don’t make a penny until you do. 

Perpetuity is currently CLOSED to submissions.

We are highly selective in the genres we will consider.

Please visit our SUBMISSIONS page and adhere to our guidelines.

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IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards finalist announcement for Jeopardy Surface