Thursday, December 17, 2015


BookFish Books
Submission Guidelines

Please follow our submission guidelines closely. These steps are in place to ensure your work is received and read by our editors.

  • Please note, we only publish middle grade, young adult, and new adult. Sorry, but we do not publish picture books, early reader/chapter books, or adult novels. 

  • Email query + a brief synopsis (about 2 pages) + the first three chapters of your manuscript as a Word .doc attachment to

  • We prefer Times New Roman or Arial 12-pt font, double spaced. 

  • Please put "Query" and the title of your work in the subject line (example: Query--Darkness Abounds).

  • Your Word documents should be saved as follows (failure to do so may mean your submission does not get accurately uploaded to our editors): 

    Synopsis: Title_Your Name_Synopsis 
    Chapters: Title_Your Name_Chapters 1-3

  • We only accept complete manuscripts. Please do not query us with partial manuscripts or proposals. 

  • There is no need to address the submission to a specific editor as all queries are read by each member of our team. Decisions will be made as a group. Please allow up to four weeks for a response. We do respond to every query.

BookFish Books is looking for novel lengthed MG, YA, and NA works in all subgenres. Both published or unpublished, agented or unagented authors are welcome to submit. 

Novel length submissions should be between 40,000 and 80,000 words in length.

If you're interested, read more at the BOOKFISH BOOKS WEBSITE

Keep watching the Black Cat Blog and KRISTIN D. VAN RISSEGHEM'S BLOG for more info on the participating publishers.

Don't forget--the next #Pit2Pub Twitter Pitch Party is
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016!

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