Call for Manuscripts

Call for Manuscripts May 16–Aug 10, 2018

Elva Resa Publishing has issued a call for manuscripts, open through August 10, 2018. This open submission period is for our primary imprint, Elva Resa, which specializes in books for military families. All submissions should clearly support our mission—to make a positive difference in people’s lives—and be centered around military family life. Please follow our guidelines at Thank you for your interest.

Foreword INDIES Finalist

N is for Never Forget Named Finalist in INDIES Book of the Year Awards

Elva Resa is honored to announce that N is for Never Forget: POW–MIA A to Z, a middle grade picture book written by Nancy Polette and illustrated by Paul Dillon, has been named a finalist for Best Juvenile Nonfiction Book of the Year in the 2017 INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

Tuscany Writeaway scholarship offered by Elva Resa, Writeaways, Books Make a Difference magazine to a military-connected woman writer. Apply by May 31, 2018.

Tuscany Writeaway Scholarship to Military-Connected Woman Writer

Elva Resa Publishing has partnered with workshop leaders Mimi Herman and John Yewell of Writeaways and the Books Make a Difference magazine team to award a FULL SCHOLARSHIP for a military-connected woman writer to attend a weeklong writing workshop in Italy October 17-24, 2018. Applications accepted online March 18-May 31, 2018.

Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

IBPA Names Elva Resa’s Publisher, Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito, a Board of Directors Candidate

The team at Elva Resa Publishing is honored to share the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)’s announcement that our publisher, Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito, has been named a candidate to serve on IBPA’s national board of directors for fiscal years 2019 and 2020. A well-respected business leader and award-winning author, Pavlicin-Fragnito brings to the national board more than three decades of experience in the book and magazine publishing industry.