Open Books strives to publish high quality fiction and non-fiction. We like to see literary and contemporary fiction and serious, scholarly non-fiction. We love cutting-edge, out-of-this-world, brainy fiction and political, social, ecological and controversial non-fiction. We are generally not interested in romance, horror or paranormal unless it has a very original or literary spin, nor are we interested in pop non-fiction such as self-help, diet books or pseudo psychology.
For fiction submissions, please include a cover letter with your contact information, a one-page synopsis, an author bio, the first three chapters of your manuscript and a basic author marketing strategy.
For non-fiction submissions, please include a cover letter with your contact information, a detailed outline of your project, an author bio, a sample of your writing and a basic author marketing strategy.
A one-page query is acceptable and even encouraged before submitting if you're not certain your book is a good fit with Open Books.
We only accept submissions and queries by email at submissions(at)open-bks(dot)com. If possible, please attach your submission or query in a word file and save the file in your name. Please address all queries and submissions to David Ross. We try to respond to all submissions and queries within one month.