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Submitting your Work

 

To fully evaluate your work, we need to review your completed manuscript to determine the quality of your work, your professional writing experience, your marketing plans, and your ability to collaborate with our team. We prefer manuscripts with a range of 20,000 – 90,000 words, though we will consider longer manuscripts of quality.

We are not accepting children’s picture books or poetry at this time.
We are accepting middle grade story books in excess of 20,000 words.

Please study our website and be aware of our two publishing models: traditional and co-publishing (a.k.a. hybrid publishing). Take a look here before you submit.

YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK.  WE DO NOT ACCEPT PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORK. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PROPOSALS WITHOUT MANUSCRIPTS. YOU MUST SUBMIT THE ENTIRE MANUSCRIPT AS ONE FILE TO BE CONSIDERED. DO NOT SUBMIT SEPARATE CHAPTERS.

Please fill out the form below and attach your completed manuscript (doc/docx files preferred, pdf files accepted).  You may also email your query letter (including your bio, marketing plan, audience, genre, number of words, previous book sales) and manuscript to submissions@koehlerbooks.com. 

We will respond after review if your work is accepted for publishing consideration. We will not respond if it is not accepted. Regardless of the outcome, we wish you the very best of luck and thanks for submitting.


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