MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
In order to review submissions effectively, we request that all manuscript materials be submitted with a formal book proposal, which should include the following:
ü a cover letter explaining your motivation and credentials for writing this particular book, as well as why you think it will interest readers.
ü a brief summary of the proposed book (no more than 2 pages).
ü a table of contents and brief chapter summaries (no more than one paragraph each).
ü a brief discussion of the market you envision (who are your readers?), and a list of other published books that may compete with yours, with comments on how your book differs from them.
ü a short biography or resume that includes a summary of your previously published work, if applicable, and your impressions of the publishing experience.
ü the complete manuscript
ü examples (or description) of artwork you plan to include, if applicable. If you are sending a children’s book, you must send photocopies or printouts of the accompanying artwork. We do not hire illustrators and any children’s book sent without illustrations will be returned to you.
We will try to review your manuscript within a week of its arrival. We will return manuscripts that are inappropriate for our current editorial schedule or that we would not be able to market effectively. Manuscripts selected for consideration will be forwarded to our editorial committee for review. This may take some time.
include a stamped self-addressed envelope if you wish us to return your
material. Be sure to include enough postage to cover this shipment. Do not
send any original material. Do not
send your only copy. We do not accept responsibility for the return of any
unsolicited materials. At all
times we encourage simultaneous submissions of manuscripts to other