We publish quality speculative-fiction novels for middle grade, young adult, and adult audiences. For more details on what we mean by quality, please check out: our CEO's video series and blog, our published books, and this blog post.
Please note that we do not publish books with highly excessive profanity, extreme gratuitous violence, or explicit sexual content.
Unfortunately, we are temporarily closed to unsolicited submissions. We encourage you to use this time to utilize our writing resources and continue your hard work editing and improving your writing. We believe in you, and we look forward to reading your book. In the meantime, stay safe and well!
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.
We sit beside the fire and think
of how the world would be
without excellent books . . .
and it's not pretty.
So thank you for writing.