Ben & Paige Gorman

Benjamin and Paige Gorman are the co-publishers of Not a Pipe Publishing, a small, independent publishing company headquartered in Independence, Oregon. Fast-growing, Not a Pipe Publishing has published the works of 24 amazing authors. Writers can learn more about Not a Pipe Publishing at

Pitch Preferences:

What we’re looking for:

  • Young Adult and Mass Market Genre Fiction (especially if there’s a fantasy or sci-fi twist)
  • Fantasy (Got faeries? Witches? Wizards? Werewolves? Vampires? Elves? We dig it!)
  • Science Fiction
  • Paranormal (Creepy is cool, but if your horror verges on torture-porn, that’s not our thing.)
  • Humor (if there’s a fantasy or sci-fi twist)
  • Romance (if there’s a fantasy or sci-fi twist)
  • We’re particularly interested in under-represented characters

What we’re not looking for:

  • Military or spy thrillers (unless there’s a fantasy or sci-fi twist)
  • Crime novels or detective stories (unless there’s a fantasy or sci-fi twist)
  • Religion (unless it’s fiction about mythological characters)
  • Anything that promotes racism, religious bigotry, misogyny, or homophobia. (You have the right to your opinions. We have the right to tell you to f— right off.)
  • Erotica (We don’t yuck on your yum. Just not our thing.)
  • Memoir/autobiography (If you’re a big enough deal that people are clamoring for your story, you’re too big a deal for us. If you aren’t, reflect on that before sending anyone your memoir or autobiography.)
  • Biographies
  • Non-Fiction (We don’t have the fact-checkers or a big enough liability insurance policy.)
  • Children’s Picture Books (Love ’em. Can’t afford to print them.)
  • Novellas or short stories (except perhaps in completed, novel-length collections)
  • Poetry (We love to read it but don’t know how to sell it.)


Ben & Paige Gorman