Saturday, December 31, 2011
Submission guidelines for Sourcebooks***
I saw the guidelines for this publisher and thought others may also be interested. They have very specific guidelines and are only interested in agented writers unless they are writing in the romance genre. The full link is here: http://www.sourcebooks.com/authors/submission-guidelines/50-romance-fiction-submission-guidelines.html But if you can't read it, I am republishing most the good stuff here: Quick Reference 90-120,000 words (actual digital) single title or single title series only we consider all subgenres we prefer email submissions in WORD always include a synopsis (including the ending) if you have a track record, please include your sales history (# of books sold to readers especially) what do you envision as your career arc? email submissions will be confirmed received within 21 days; no follow-up please (except agents) allow 8-12 weeks for response Our criteria: a heroine the reader can relate to a hero she can fall in love with a world gets created a "hook" that allows us to sell the book in 2-3 sentences the author has a career arc We consider agented as well as unagented submissions in all subgenres of Romance fiction, including: paranormal suspense contemporary erotic romance historical (prior to 1900 only) Queries should be emailed in a WORD file (agents may telephone) and should include: full author or agent contact info (name, address, phone number, email address) on every document brief bio of author including previous books published (including under pseudonyms), sales history (number of books sold to readers, not to publishers), awards and contest won title and word count of proposed book short (2-3 paragraph) synopsis a paragraph or two on further books planned in the series or otherwise author's vision for their career arc Submissions can be sent via mail or email WORD file (email is preferred) and should include: full author or agent contact info (name, address, phone number, email address) on every document author bio including previous books published (including under pseudonyms), sales history (number of books sold to readers, not to publishers), awards and contests won, list of other finished manuscripts or books in progress competitive analysis (list of titles that are comparative and/or competitive with yours) full synopsis, including actual digital word count and the ending a header or footer on each page that includes: book title, page number, author or agent name, phone number and email address minimum of 4 sample chapters (preferred for hard copy submissions), or complete manuscript in WORD (preferred for email submissions) Please send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Leah Hultenschmidt Sourcebooks, Inc. 390 Fifth Ave. Suite 907 New York, NY 10018 Please allow 8-12 weeks for response. Regretfully, we are unable to confirm receipt of unagented hard copy submissions. If you require confirmation of receipt of a hard copy submission, please use a courier service such as Fedex or DHL or US Post Office Priority mail with delivery tracking or Express Mail. Receipt of email submissions will be acknowledged within 21 days via email. If you have any questions about our guidelines, please don't hesitate to email email@example.com Please allow 21 days for response. Thank you! We look forward to reading your book!
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