Submission Guidelines

Categories Sarah Jane is most interested in:

Nonfiction: spiritual, psychology, self-help, women/men’s issues, books by health experts (conventional and alternative), cookbooks, narrative non-fiction, natural science, nature, memoirs, cutting-edge journalism, travel, multicultural issues, parenting, lifestyle.

Fiction: sophisticated mainstream and literary fiction with a distinctive voice. We are also looking for edgy Young Adult fiction.

Categories Steve Schwartz is most interested in:

Guy Stuff: popular fiction (crime, thrillers, and historical novels), world and national affairs, business books, self-help, psychology, humor, sports and travel.

When submitting work for publication, the first step in the process is to send a pitch or query letter. This letter should contain a summary of your work, information about yourself as a writer, and your contact information (including your email address).

See Sarah Jane’s essay on The Perfect Pitch for crafting the perfect pitch letter.

What we look for:

The most important thing in the process of finding an agent is connecting with someone who is a good match for your work. Please review the About Us section and take a look at our current client list to get an idea of the type of work we represent.

Once you have your pitch letter, e-mail it (in the body of the email–no attachments, please) to Submissions@SarahJaneFreymann.com. Below your query, please paste the first ten pages of your work.

Please be patient. It’s not unusual for this first step in the process to take a few weeks.

Though we strongly prefer e-submissions, please note:
• If you are an author from overseas, please be sure to include your e-mail address, as we do not return international material.
• We are unable to return packages weighing over 13 oz.
• If you do not include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or an email address, we will not be able to respond.