Custom Publishing As well as commissioning and publishing books for a general audience, Bad Apple Press also offers custom publishing. So what is custom publishing I hear you ask? Finch Memoir Prize The Finch Memoir Prize is an annual publication prize for an unpublished memoir of between 40,000 and 80,000 words. Click on the star for more information. Submissions Bad Apple Press welcomes unsolicited manuscripts! We have a day put aside each week to receive all submissions and that day is Thursday.