1. We are always glad to hear from prospective authors. We offer both general guidance on submission and a set of relevant contacts as it is sometimes best to send the relevant subject editor a brief email describing the project.
2. The hurdles at which most first-book proposals fall is a) suitability (for the list) and b) likelihood of achieving a sufficient level of sale. An initial email may help signal a project’s chances of clearing those particular hurdles. If an editor can encourage a submission, he or she will advise what should be sent. Read more