adhere to these guidelines for queries and
- We DO
NOT desire unsolicited manuscripts.
Please call or submit query first.
manuscripts should be submitted on standard
8-1/2 x 11-inch paper. Photocopies are
acceptable. Do NOT send originals or your
text should be double-spaced with 1-inch or
greater margins all around.
standard font or typeface throughout,
either Times Roman or Courier 12-point
preferred. Do not insert fancy fonts or
formatting. A moderate amount of italics is
acceptable, but do not boldface,
enlarge or try to assist our editors in
setting up for printing, as this will only
result in our spending more time putting
the manuscript into the proper format
should we accept your work for
justify text and use standard 1/2-inch (or
five-space) paragraph indentations. Either one
or two spaces between sentences is
acceptable, but this must be consistent
throughout. Do not insert extra lines
between paragraphs, other than occasionally
to indicate time passage or POV
on each page should include the author's
name, book title and appropriate page
number. Page numbers at the bottom of the
page are also acceptable.
or cover page should include book title,
author's name, address, telephone number,
email address (if applicable) and
approximate word count.
you wish your manuscript returned, please
include sufficient postage.
submission of manuscripts is welcomed. If
you prefer to use this method, please
include your manuscript in a single file as
an email attachment. Zipped format is
preferred, but not required.
Manuscript files should be submitted in
either MS Word, WordPerfect or as a minimum
in Rich Text Format.
your manuscript is not currently in the
proper format, or if you have doubts
concerning grammar, spelling, layout etc.,
it is recommended that you have a
professional editor correct the
manuscript prior to submission. For a
relatively small fee, we offer in-house
word processing and editing service, should
you desire, but in no way are you required
or expected to use this service.
Should your book be accepted for
publication, we will, of course, provide
normal editorial services in preparing
galley proofs for printing. Your efforts in
putting the manuscript into the best
possible condition before submission will
facilitate our review and possibly increase
your chances that we will consider your
work for publication.
more information please contact us at:
Fax: 540-489-4692 *51
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unsolicited manuscripts are NOT desired, with your
query you may include up to three sample chapters.
In your cover letter, tell us a little about
yourself and your book, but try to limit this
to one or two pages. If you desire to contact us
after submission, please do so by email, if
possible. We will make every effort to keep you
informed and will respond to your submissions as soon
as possible, normally within 2-3 weeks after
receipt. We endeavor to publish each book within 12
months of contract date. Unless otherwise
specified, all books with the exception of
children's books are published as Trade
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