We publish trade fiction and non-fiction, and we publish, quite
simply, what we like. We've done literary and commercial fiction,
books on finance, sports, parenting, humor, history, biography...No
topic is out of bounds for us if we think it's done well and
will make an important contribution to society. We have never
published children's fiction or poetry, and although we aren't
opposed to working with these genres, it is unlikely we will
ever publish them.
We ask for your patience in waiting for our response. We do
our best to respond within 6 months, but occasionally are unable
to do so. Furthermore, if you would like your manuscript returned,
please include an appropriately sized envelope with correct
postage. If you would prefer we recycle your manuscript, please
include this in your cover letter.
forward to reading your submission!
Do not bother sending submissions priority mail, fed-ex, overnight,
etc. We receive many submissions each day, and the expedience
with which it arrives does not affect the expedience with
which it is read.
Please mark your shipment appropriately -
Non- Fiction - Attn: Bruce Bortz;
Fiction - Attn: Bruce Bortz.
Please write your email address on the outside of your
submission envelope so we can contact you when the manuscript
has been received!
Please submit an entire manuscript, or as many chapters as
you have written. Be sure to include a cover letter that details
who you see as the audience for your work as well as a resume
of your writing experience (any periodicals in which you've
been published, any degrees related to writing you possess,
Please submit either an entire manuscript or at least 5 sample
chapters. Be sure to include a cover letter that details who
you see as your audience, how marketable you think your work
is, and any marketing contacts/experience you have. Please
also include a curriculum vita/resume.