FAQs

Books

  1. Do you accept unsolicited manuscripts?
  2. How do I request a review copy?
  3. How do I write to an author?
  4. If I wish to reprint material published by Turtle Light Press, do I need to seek permission and what should I include in my permission request?
  5. Is there a fee for permissions?

Digitography

  1. How do I take a picture of my house, business, institution?
  2. How do I send a photo via email?

Employment/Internships

  1. Does Turtle Light Press hire freelancers?
  2. How do I apply for an internship?

Prints

  1. Can larger prints be made?
  2. Can some of the other paintings and note card images on your website be purchased as prints?

Books

Do you accept unsolicited manuscripts?

In general, we do not consider unsolicited manuscripts and are booked a year or two in advance. If you still would like us to consider your book idea on the outside chance that we might like it, please send a sample of your work, a cover letter, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Turtle Light Press
P.O. Box 50162
Arlington, VA 22205
Att: Rick Black

We are not responsible for any materials shipped to us or returned by us. Do not send originals or e-mail any materials!!

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How do I request a review copy?

Review copy requests can be sent to:

Turtle Light Press
P.O. Box 50162
Arlington, VA 22205
Att: Rick Black

You may also send an e-mail to  info@turtlelightpress.com with Review Copy Request in the subject line.

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How do I write to an author?

You can send an author, artist or photographer via snail mail or e-mail care of Turtle Light Press and your correspondence will be forwarded along.

Turtle Light Press – Author’s Name
P.O. Box 50162
Arlington, VA 22205

Send e-mails to info [at] turtlelightpress [dot] com with the author’s name in the subject line.

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If I wish to reprint material published by Turtle Light Press, do I need to seek permission and what should I include in my permission request?

All material published by Turtle Light Press is protected under U.S. copyright law. If you wish to reproduce this material, written permission must be granted by the publisher. Please submit your permission request in writing.

Your request should be as detailed as possible. Please include the title, author, and page numbers of the excerpt you wish to use. Beginning and ending quotes or a photocopy of our material, with excerpt clearly marked, are always helpful. We also need to know where the material is to be reprinted. Include the title and publisher of the book or magazine, the publication date, print run, list price, distribution (market/countries), and any other information that would prove helpful in fulfilling your request.

You can send your request to Turtle Light Press in two ways:

Mail your request to:

Permissions
Turtle Light Press
P.O. Box 50162
Arlington, VA 22205

Send your request via e-mail to info [at] turtlelightpress [dot] com and include the word, “Permissions” in the subject line.

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Will there be a fee for permissions?

Each request received is evaluated on an individual basis.

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Digitography

How do I take a picture of my house, business, institution?

First, survey your landscape and walk around the subject of your photo from one side to another, imagining in your mind what would make the best picture. How close or far away do you want to be? What would you like to feature in your photo? A favorite tree or porch?

We’ve learned from our experience that it’s best to take a picture of your house or business from an angle rather than from straight on. Try to find the angle that flows naturally into the entranceway without being impeded by trees, signs, wires, cars, etc.

Once you feel that you’ve found the best angle, take a few shots from this position; then, move slightly to one side or the other and take a few more. If you’re still not satisfied and would like to submit more than one angle, take a few other shots from a different vantage point.

The other important factor is the light. It’s best to take photos either early in the morning or towards evening to capture the most magical lighting. Cloudy or partly cloudy days also make for good photography opportunities as it eliminates strong shadows. In the end, just try to have fun and leave the rest of the work to TLP.

Even if you can’t get the ideal photo, TLP can always remove an unwanted sign, tree or  car so that you’ll be totally satisfied. As we like to say, our computer is your paintbrush – let us put it to work for you.

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How do I send a photo via email?

Once you have a few photos of your property, you can send them to us either via regular mail on a CD or via email. There are many sites that allow the free transfer of large files. We have enjoyed working with and recommend wetransfer.com Just follow the simple directions on the site to upload your photos and have them sent directly to TLP.

We’ll take it from there and be in touch shortly with you.

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Employment/Internships

Does Turtle Light Press hire freelancers?

We do hire freelance designers, marketers, and administrative assistants on occasion. Interested freelance applicants should send a resume, references, and a representative list of sample work to:

Turtle Light Press
P.O. Box 50162
Arlington, VA 22205

Or, query us via e-mail at info [at] turtlelightpress [dot] com with Freelance Inquiry in the subject line. Do not attach files or send samples until asked to do so. Telephone inquiries are not accepted.

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How do I apply for an internship?

To apply for semester- or summer-long unpaid internships, send a resume and cover letter, specifying your availability, why and how you would most like to help out, to:

Internships
Turtle Light Press
P.O. Box 50162
Arlington, VA 22205

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Prints

Can larger prints be made?

Yes, please email or call TLP and we’ll be glad to try to accommodate your request.

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Can some of the other paintings and note card images on your website be purchased as prints?

We are glad to try to accommodate your request for a special order. Pleas email or contact TLP with questions about specific images.

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