We are closed to regular queries
from January 1, 2018 to approximately June 15. During this time, all submissions will only be accepted through our annual fiction
contest, which is open now (see our contest page for
We are currently accepting contest submissions 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 We do not
publish children's picture books.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.
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.
Nathan Carter, acquisitions editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: