We are pleased to
receive query letters for fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, including
those for novels, novellas, contemporary, urban, and street fiction.
Queries should include a cover letter, author background and publication
history (if applicable), a detailed synopsis of the proposed work, and a
sample chapter. Please indicate if the work is simultaneously submitted.
As we are a small,
independent house, we accept only a very small percentage of the works
proposed to us. Since the size of our editorial staff reflects the size of
the company on the whole, we ask that you be patient while we consider
your work. Our aim is to respond to proposals within a month, and to
requested manuscripts within two months. While we appreciate the interest
of all of the dedicated writers who propose and submit their work to us,
we can't always adhere to these time frames, or provide as comprehensive a
response to the works as we would like.
We also have a
longstanding commitment to publishing extraordinary stories.
All query letters,
proposals, and manuscript submissions from writers must include a
self-addressed, stamped envelope for our response and the return of
submitted material. They should be sent to the appropriate editor
(Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry) and addressed to:
P.O. Box 030064
Elmont, NY 11003
Please include a self- addressed, stamped business envelope for
our response to your query, and a self-addressed, stamped mailer if you
would like your materials to be returned. Please do not send original
artwork or irreplaceable documents as we cannot assume responsibility for