At Swyers Publishing we dedicate ourselves to helping writers.
Bill and Pam Swyers started Swyers Publishing to assist in getting aspiring writers' books published and into the marketplace. We are a small business that desires to grow as we help indie writers fulfill their goals. The publishing world (okay the entire world) has been turned on its ear since the internet came along. This combined with the struggling economy has made it near impossible for an author to get his foot in the door by traditional methods. That's where we come in... let us give you a leg up in publishing. The world is changing, and we're changing with it.
We are not currently accepting full-length manuscripts for publication but we are available for editing jobs, cold-reading, or advice and tips. Contact Pam@swyerspublishing.com
A Place by Pamela Swyers
I see it when I close my eyes Between wake and sleep A faraway place where pain is absent And time is not. Light and color redefined The unseeable now seen The indescribable comes to life. Love fills every pore and peace Floods the mind and soul. There is that place, I have glimpsed And upon waking mourn the loss of it.
Crashing Waves - Poetry Anthology Now Available
Today is the official launch of Crashing Waves, our 2015 poetry anthology. Get your copy today from Barnes and Noble online or Amazon. This collection is chock full of thoughtful and inspiring poems from around the world.
2015 Poetry Anthology Contest
Swyers Publishing Poetry Anthology, Volume Two: Crashing Waves
We are excited to announce the start of the 2015 Poetry Anthology Contest and follow-up to our 2011 Making Waves Poetry Anthology. Starting March 1st we will be accepting poetry submissions... Read more...
Craig & Nick - Breaking Waves - Book-signing
Nicholas Trandahl & Craig Eutsler teamed up in Upton, WY at the local Upton Library for a book signing on September 5th.
Breaking Waves - 2014 Short Story Anthology
We are getting closer to the release date of the Short Story Anthology - Breaking Waves. We are scheduled to release it on August 1st, 2014.
Winners Announced for the Short Story Anthology - Breaking Waves
We are pleased to announce the list of authors the titles that were chosen. There were many wonderful stories submitted and after careful and thoughtful consideration these nine authors and ten stories have been chosen to be included in the 2014 Swyers Publishing Short Story Anthology - Breaking Waves
2014 Short Story Contest
We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2014 Swyers Publishing Short Story Contest. Winners will be announced in mid-May. Check our site for updates and news regularly.
The Hobby by Pamela Swyers
Clark's Turning Leaf by Nicholas Trandahl
Clark Grant, renowned Seattle writer of romantic poetry, has fallen into a literal and literary darkness. Depression, grim dark poetry,...
2014 Short Story Contest
Swyers Publishing is holding a Short Story Contest. We will begin accepting submissions for the contest in January 2014. The Short Story
Anthology will be published in the Summer of 2014. Each author may enter up to four short stories for the contest. Winners will be
announced in mid-May. Find out more about the contest and what it is all about. Read more about the
contest rules and guidelines.
To submit a short story use the submission form.
Publishing and the Unknown Author
For many, the dream of being published has proven to be just too difficult to achieve. Every day brilliant writers are turned down for publishing contracts, which can be so disheartening to an aspiring writer. Book publishing, particular for those who write novels, poetry or any other type of creative writing, seems to have gotten harder and harder in the last fifty years. Is this because there are more and more good writers out there? Possibly. Is it because the industry is swamped with manuscripts and submissions, many from the uneducated and unprofessional? Maybe. One thing is for certain, though. In an industry where the internet is now allowing for more and more writers to get their work out there, we certainly have an over-abundance of unproven, unknown writers trying to get someone to look at their book and take it and them seriously.
For those large well-known publishing companies I can only imagine how overwhelming it is. I sometimes think they have completely shut down their capacity to find new, talented authors, and perhaps out of sheer exhaustion. Imagine having to...
09-05-2013 Interview with Pam on The Lone Writer
Free e-book - The Dream Dweller by Pamela Swyers
Lost Yellow - A Poetry Collection by Nicholas Trandahl
Dylan's Choice by Pamela Swyers
The third novel in the Tryta Chronicles series by Pamela Swyers has been released. As Dylan becomes a man he must face the ultimate choice: to become fully evil and work alongside his father, the most powerful demon on the planet, or to serve on the side of the angels with his mother Diana. Find out what choice he makes...
The Dream Dweller by Pamela Swyers
The latest novel by Pamela Swyers has been released. This book takes you into the world of dreams. Are dreams real? or just an imaginary extension of how we would like things to be. Find out how Amelia handles the tragedies of the "Real" world...
The Tryta Chronicles Epic Conclusion
Book Trailer for The Tryta Chronicles
Coming Soon... From Pamela Swyers
The Dream Dweller
Book Trailer for The Dream Dweller
Now Available from Nicholas Trandahl
The Azure Wizard - A Legend of the Fallen Baronies