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 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.