Submission Guidelines

We are now open for regular queries through December 30. We accept queries only through our Submittable page, which you will find here:


Our needs are very special. We are looking for that rare book that combines dark and light, satire and honesty, emotional range and pure joy of invention. We like books on the edge of avant garde. We are particularly interested in works that are quirky, that fall outside of any known genre, and of course are well written and finely crafted. Although we have a small number of popular fiction titles, our focus is literary fiction. We publish mainly adult fiction, and only occasionally take nonfiction. We do not publish children's picture books.

Our response time to initial queries is anywhere from a few days to a few months. We make every effort to respond quickly. Please understand that with so many queries coming in, we must review them in order and are unable to move a submission to the front of the queue.

ATTENTION: Please note that we do not accept any queries or unsolicited manuscripts by mail. Queries and manuscripts that arrive by mail, unless solicited, will not be read and will not be returned. Although we would like to be able to return manuscripts that include return postage, the reality is that return postage included is almost always insufficient. Therefore, we no longer return any unsolicited materials.

Contact: Nathan Carter, acquisitions editor,

For tips on query letters, see Sarah Murphy's article "How Do I Look?" on page 6 of the May 2011 issue of The Treefrog Tattler:

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