Does Hachette accept manuscripts?

Does Hachette accept manuscripts?

Unsolicited manuscript submissions and unsolicited enquiries are not accepted by Hachette Book Group publishers (with the exception of Yen Press, see below). Many large publishers use a policy similar to this. They may receive queries from authors who have found their book on a bestseller list or through another channel, but these inquiries are usually rejected without response.

However, if you are an author with a book that you would like to submit to Hachette, we recommend that you first check with us whether it is available with us. If it is, great! If it isn't, there are other publishers who might be interested in it.

Even if your book is chosen by one of our editors to develop for future publication, that doesn't mean that we're going to use it right away. We have many books planned for future publication and only a small number of them will be developed into full-scale publications each year. In addition, some projects may get shelved for any number of reasons; perhaps the topic isn't commercially viable or the editor feels that it's not appropriate for our audience. However, if you'd like to know about our current plans please ask for details from your point of contact within Hachette.

What publishers will accept unsolicited manuscripts?

Ten Reputable Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Submissions

  • Page Street Publishing.
  • Holiday House.
  • DAW.
  • Chronicle Books.
  • Persea Books.
  • Flashlight Press.
  • Seven Stories.
  • Dalkey Archive Press.

Does Macmillan accept unsolicited manuscripts?

Pan Macmillan, Picador, and Macmillan Children's Books, unfortunately, do not accept unsolicited manuscripts or suggestions. All of our submissions are handled by literary agents. If you have an interest in any of these titles, please check with an agent first.

Are there any publishing companies that accept manuscripts?

If you've ever thought of approaching publishing houses about one of your works, you might hire a literary agency, and there are lots of genuine publishing houses that accept submissions from writers without agents as well! Who would have guessed? As you are all aware, I have never been formally published. I'm not even sure if I want to be yet, but I did want to share my ideas with the world in some way. That's why I write.

Now, there are two types of publishers: commercial publishers who make money by selling books to retailers and audience members like us when they publish books we've written, and non-for-profit publishers such as universities and journals that distribute books for the purpose of promoting new authors or innovative perspectives on old topics.

Most large publishing houses will not work with unrepresented authors due to the risk that they won't be paid. However, this is where self-publishing comes into play. Many independent publishers offer discounted rates to new writers who can provide proof of sales ability by registering with or other online bookstores and demonstrating their demand for these books.

In conclusion, yes there are publishing companies out there that accept unsolicited manuscripts from unknown writers. This is how most best-selling novels and magazines get released. Whether you decide to self-publish or go through a traditional publisher, understanding how the process works will help you decide what path is right for you.

Does Harper Collins take unsolicited manuscripts?

HarperCollins does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, with the exception of our Avon Impulse imprint and Heartdrum. We will not return any unsolicited manuscripts, proposals, or query letters, and HarperCollins is not liable for any items provided. It is your responsibility to determine whether a publisher is right for you before sending them material.

Do I need to send a synopsis if I can't fit the book into a single page?

No. Although we appreciate that some books may be too long or complicated for a synopses, others treat their characters deeply enough that a summary tells us everything we need to know about them. Regardless of length, though, all submissions must include an outline, sample chapters, and/or completed manuscript.

How do I get started?

The first step is to decide what kind of book you want to write. Do you need inspiration on where to start? Take a look at published works similar to yours. Are there topics you feel passionate about? Use these as guides to begin writing your own book. Finally, consider what kind of publisher you want to work with; this will help guide your decision-making process when putting together your project proposal.

Do publishers accept typewritten manuscripts?

No publisher will accept a handwritten manuscript unless you are the world's most renowned and successful author, selling millions of copies every month. I've been working on a novel based on a genuine experience that occurred to me five years ago. It's not the sort of thing that usually interests publishers, but this particular story has turned out to be quite an interesting challenge.

The first thing you need to know is that publishers only accept manuscripts in two forms: typed or written. This means that if you want your manuscript to be considered for publication, you'll need to choose between typing it up yourself or finding someone who can do it for you. Publishers prefer if you type your own manuscript because then you can be sure that there are no spelling or grammatical errors. You should also try and use proper punctuation and spellchecker programs.

Now, about those five years I mentioned earlier... That's how long it takes for you to get a response from publishers when you send them your manuscript. Some will respond immediately while others may not reply for several months or even years. If you have not received any feedback after a few months, it is time to give up on that manuscript.

So yes, publishers accept manuscripts typed or written, but the more professional you look, the better.

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Colleen Tuite

Colleen Tuite is a professional editor and writer. She loves books, movies, and all things literary. She graduated from Boston College summa cum laude where she studied English with Creative Writing Concentration.

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