CLOSED TO QUERIES FROM AGENTS AND AUTHORS. Our program is not accepting any new queries at this time. We anticipate reopening in June 2022.
When we are open: Query by email only, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a summary of your book, a detailed proposal if it is a business, travel, parenting, or personal development book, and the first two chapters, if it is fiction.
We are interested in general fiction, mysteries, thrillers, and romance. We do not publish children's books, erotica, fantasy or science fiction. In nonfiction, we publish business, travel, personal development, and parenting books.
follow these guidelines, if you are invited to submit
If we give you the green light on your query, please send the full manuscript, in pdf format, Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced. The word count should be 70,000 to 150,000 words. Please include a cover letter, a brief author biography, information about any other books you've had published, and any experience you have with readings, teaching, or digital media profile, such as your own website, social media accounts, or online courses.
We cannot look at previously published material.
Please don't send any irreplaceable materials. Please don't send any hard copies through the mail or a delivery service. We handle the submission process using email only. We are not responsible for any unsolicited material sent and will not return anything. We will not respond to or confirm receipt of anything we haven't asked for.
If you are submitting your proposal or manuscript to any other publishers simultaneously, please let us know in your cover letter.
We will add you to our email newsletter list, which is where we announce any changes in Submission Guidelines, scheduling, etc. If we invite you to submit a book proposal, we'll get back to you in four to six weeks. We require six to eight weeks to review a full manuscript and make a decision. Please let us know right away if you place the manuscript with another publisher or want to rescind your book proposal.
We'll review your finished manuscript and discuss going forward. For all of our divisions except Cyclone Book Productions, the arrangement we make would be on a traditional publishing model: you will not be asked to contribute or invest any money. After publication, we'll be paying a standard royalty. There is no advance. We will be managing the editing, design, production, printing, distribution and sales functions, and sharing the marketing activities with you.
We're looking forward to hearing from you! Please send your query to email@example.com or use the contact form on the website.