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Submitting your Work

To fully evaluate your work, we need to review your completed manuscript (no proposals please) and consider you and your writing experience, your marketing plans, and your ability to collaborate with our team. We only review completed manuscripts with a preferred target range of 20,000 – 90,000 words. Children’s books may be much smaller of course, and must include text and ALL illustrations for consideration. Email illustrations for children’s books to submissions@koehlerbooks.com or use a file transfer service if the files are large.


Please fill out the form below and attach your completed manuscript.  You may also email your query letter (including your bio, marketing plan, audience, genre, no. of words, previous book sales) and manuscript to submissions@koehlerbooks.com

About You

About Your Book

Have you looked at our publishing models?


We publish three ways.

Traditional Publishing

Typically for established writers with superb stories
  • This option is normally only for seasoned writers (with or without an agent) with superb work and a verifiable track record of sales and marketing success. The term traditional means that the author will not pay for any development costs or fees, and will typically be offered an advance payment on royalties.
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Typically for emerging and established writers
  • This option is best for emerging writers with high-quality work desiring a professional-level publishing experience. Writers accepted into our Emerging Author Program are positioned to land a traditional deal on subsequent books. Those best suited for this program are motivated and collaborative, and receive the same level of editing, creative development and marketing as our traditional authors.
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Typically for new writers and those who want full control
  • This option is best for entrepreneurial authors who wish to manage sales and distribution of their work, or who just want a limited number of books for personal use. We provide all of the creative development and technical expertise, and then position and train the author to publish through IngramSpark.
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