Tips for Manuscript Submissions

I ONLY work with NON-FICTION– if you send me fiction it will get immediately rejected

1)      I am only looking for non-fiction. Please do not send poetry, fiction, screenplays, children’s books, romance, spiritual uplift, etc.

2)      Please send only a brief outline and a short sample chapter. It’s also a good idea to include a brief “about the author” paragraph. Please do not send the entire m.s.

3)      You will hear back in approximately 2 weeks.

4)      I know many of you will find this tip insulting, but I would recommend double checking your work. Most of the submissions we received in the past were full of lazy typos, incorrect research, and sloppy writing.

5)      One submission at a time, please.

6) I am not, repeat not, telling you who to vote for. I am only looking for quality non-fiction. Your politics, per se, are none of my business. But if after Jan 6 2021 you are still a Trump supporter, please do not send your submission.

That’s it. I don’t want any long drawn out ramblings of why you think the book is awesome- the writing should do that for you. These are my guidelines. Follow them.

Rachel of gal-friday publicity is a top developmental editor and marketing/pr strategist. You may want to consider hiring her before you begin formally pitching your book in Vancouver, Toronto or NY.

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3 responses to “Tips for Manuscript Submissions

  1. Maureen Lyall

    I have self published a book, and I was not impressed at the self publishing process. I want to publish children’s books, I have about 7 books written. I was on the Internet to check out the children’s publishers to send my books to, and some of them wanted an agent to send my books to them. My question is will you be willing to be my agent.
    If so how much will you cost?

    Maureen Lyall– email:

  2. Hi Heidi, I am not that interested in golf books, and they are a really hard sell. Most golfers like to play the game, not read about.
    Thanks for asking.

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