Submitting Your Manuscript
You've put your heart and soul into writing your manuscript and now you want to see it in print and derive income from it. Our job is to make both happen for you, but yours isn't done yet. It's important that you present your work in a format we can use efficiently and effectively. The sheer volume of manuscripts we receive make this imperative.
Everyone knows about the infamous slush pile, the place where you do not want your submission to wind up. If you want your manuscript to grab our attention for the right reasons, follow the guidelines below.
To begin, we accept three kinds of manuscripts: adult fiction, (including genre fiction,) children's fiction, and children's and adult non-fiction. But submission guidelines vary, depending on what you've written. So read the following carefully to give us the best chance at selling your book at the best possible price.
For Adult, Young Adult, and Children's Fiction, submit a query letter, a brief synopsis, and three sample chapters, one of which should be the opening chapter. Queries should be submitted only for completed manuscripts that have been, reviewed by other writers, thoroughly edited, and polished. You may only get one chance to impress an editor. Don't ruin it by having to admit you haven't finished your book, once you've piqued his or her interest.
Please note that at present we are not accepting submissions for children's picture books.
Please submit queries with attached chapters in hardcopy. You may submit material by e-mail, but electronic submissions should include only query letters and synopses. If we're intrigued by what we see, we will request additional material from you. All mailed submissions should be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) or a reply postcard. For manuscript submissions please be sure to provide sufficient postage otherwise the manuscript will be discarded.
For authors submitting their work via snail mail, please make sure to write the genre of your work on the outside of your envelope. If you are submitting your work online, please include your genre in the subject line of your email.
After June 1st, 2009 We will no longer be accepting hard copy submissions. Please submit all projects electronically to:
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