Blue Sneakers

Below are the answers for frequently asked questions. If you do not see the answer to your question below, send us a note at

Where can I buy Metal Lunchbox titles?

You can buy them online through various outlets or order them at your local bookstore. When things start to open back up, we hope to be able to go to some conventions and meet our awesome readers in person.

Do you accept previously published work?

Not typically for a variety of reasons. That being said, we will take a look at it and make a decision on a case by case basis. If submissions are open, feel free to submit the inquiry but be sure to notate that it was previously published. For more information, visit our Submissions page.

Why do you only open submissions twice a year?

We are a small independent publisher and only publish a few titles per year. We love reading manuscripts but we get a lot of them when we do open submissions and it takes us a while to go through them. As of now, our publishing schedule is already booked for 2022.

Are you a vanity publisher?

Absolutely not. There is never any cost to authors for publishing their book.  If you are an author and want to self publish and would like to hire someone to help you, feel free to reach out and tell us what you are looking for. We can't help you but we have smart friends and would be happy to make an introduction.

What is your mailing address?

Our mailing address is 5257 Buckeystown Pike #508, Frederick, Maryland. This is a full service UPS store so there is always someone there to sign for your package.