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Find our books:

in Anchorage:

Dos Manos

UAA Campus Bookstore

Anchorage Museum

Gift Shop

Out North Contemporary Art House

ZJ Loussac Public Library

Metro Books & Music
530 E Benson Blvd Suite 9
Anchorage, AK 99503

in Homer:

The Homer Bookstore

in Fairbanks:

Gulliver's Books


Barnes & Noble

Contact us:

1352B W. 25th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

tel. 907.720.7559
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For Authors seeking publication:

VPD House publishes non-fiction, fiction and poetry and gives preference to Alaskan authors. We do not care if you’ve got an agent, whether you’ve been published or where you went to school. If you have a book that you’ve worked hard on and exhausted all your friends and your abilities to make that book better, please submit inquiries to “”

Due to the high volume of recent submissions, we have had to change our submission guidelines. Authors, please read the updated guidelines below.

At this time, we are ONLY accepting submissions to be considered for publication during the month of June, annually. Submissions must be received after May 31 and before June 30. Submissions received prior to June 1 or after June 30 will not be reviewed. We will respond to submissions in the order in which they are received during the months of September and October.

Submissions not conforming to the submission guidelines will not be reviewed.

Although we would love to respond to all submissions, we may not be able to respond individually to every single submission. A lack of response during the months of September and October, signifies we are declining to publish your manuscript. However, we invite you to resubmit during the following submission period.

Three ways to submit:

  • Books (completed): Submit the first chapter of your book, and let us know in your cover letter that the book is complete. Send to  “” placing “Book Submission” in the subject line. ALL manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word, using 12 point Times New Roman font, 8.5 × 11 page size, double spaced. Submissions in other formats or software will not be reviewed.
  • Books (in progress): Submit the first chapter of your book (up to 1,000 words) in a MS Word Document using 12 point, Times New Roman font. Or submit your idea for your book along with a 1,000 word writing sample in an email. Please write“Book Pitch” in the subject line. Send to “”
  • Agents: If you are an agent for a writer and think VP&D would be a good fit, please contact us at “”

NOTE: DO NOT SEND original manuscripts by mail. They will not be returned. They may not get read. If your manuscript involves artwork or photos, supply low-resolution samples ONLY until further consideration has been given.  Thank you!