What We're Looking For
We want quality speculative-fiction novels for middle grades, young adult, and adult. For more detailed information check out our blogs.
Or read this Thinklings blog post.
Please note that we do NOT publish books with highly excessive profanity, extreme gratuitous violence, or explicit sexual content.
Due to staffing issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to accept new books at this time.
However, we look forward to reading your submissions in the future.
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Send Us a Query
HOW TO SUBMIT USING OUR FORM
- Subject line: SUBMISSION: [Title of Manuscript]
- Brief query letter addressed to Christopher Light. Query should include an introductory paragraph with your book's title, genre, age group, and word count; a 100- to 250-word blurb on your book; a short author bio; and the name of a book you love.
- The first 3 chapters or 50 double-spaced pages (whichever is longer) uploaded below the query letter. We prefer .doc or .docx but will accept .pdf.
If we are interested, we will request a complete manuscript.
You may submit more than one manuscript at a time. However, please do not resubmit a manuscript unless it has been substantially revised and at least 8 months have elapsed since your previous submission. The reason for this delay is that we believe good editing takes time. You can watch our CEO's video on self-editing your book here.
Our promises: As long as you follow our submission guidelines and deliver a reasonably polished cover letter and manuscript, we will judge your submission solely on the quality of the writing sample. However, our own personal preferences play a role in our selection. Regardless of whether we request a complete manuscript, we will respond to your submission.