SUBMISSIONS

Good deeds like good books are timeless

Genres we publish

Action & Adventure

Detective/Mystery/Thriller/Cozy

Historical Fiction

Contemporary Fiction

Women's Fiction

Biographies/Autobiographies

Self-Help

Spiritual, Inspirational & Motivational

The genre is not the same as a cause.  We want to publish books that make a difference in the world.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT:

 

The following is what we need: Please prepare the following as a single document.

  • Name, address, phone number, and email address

  • How many words is your manuscript?

  • Is your manuscript finished?

  • A cover letter telling us about yourself and why your work stands out from the crowd

  • What CAUSE your book supports—A cause is a  principle, aim, or movement that, because of a deep commitment, one is prepared to defend or advocate.

  • Describe your social media platform, audience, and how you plan to market the book (the author needs to have a platform/following before submitting with us)

  • The first three chapters or first 30 pages of your manuscript

    • Double-spaced

    • Common font (Times; Times New Roman; Georgia)

    • 12-point font size

    • Page numbers included

  • Manuscripts maximum word count 90,000 (If your manuscript is over 90,000 words you will need to work with an editor to cut it down)

 

Email to ann@kirkhousepublishers.com

 

We will review these 30 pages, then let you know if we want the whole manuscript.

Please note:  We do NOT offer an advance. We will publish paperback books in digital format.  We do offer a competitive royalty rate on sales.  Please allow six-twelve weeks for a response.

tell us:

what's your cause?

here are some examples:

Clean Oceans

Domestic Abuse

Our Earth

Child Welfare

Sustainable Energy

Protecting the Environment

Racial Equality

Injustice

Helping Others

What CAUSE your book supports—A cause is a  principle, aim, or movement that, because of a deep commitment, one is prepared to defend or advocate.

We Offer Partnership/Hybrid

Publishing Contracts

Every submission will be assessed by our editorial team, but please only submit your work if it fits our guidelines. 

PARTNERSHIP/HYBRID CONTRACT

This offer is based on a contribution, to be paid by the author, to cover initial production and printing of the work.

The book will carry the Kirk House Publishers imprint and the publisher will:

  • Register the work with the Library of Congress and with the Bowkers International Standard Book Number agency. Such registration results in a listing of the work in, on major e-commerce bookstores, and in catalogs of major library resource firms.

  • List and or place the book with Amazon.com, with distributor Baker & Taylor, Amazon Kindle, D2D, and on the Kirk House website.

  • List book in Kirk House Publishers Marketing materials, Kirk House Catalog, and list on Kirk House Publisher’s social media platforms.

  • The publisher will do order fulfillment, charging shipping and handling costs to those ordering the book.

  • The publisher will copyright the book in the author’s name and will respond to copyright and reprint inquiries.

  • The publisher will design the book and the cover in the Kirk House Style, and provide the author with a hard copy unbound proof before printing.

  • An editorial assessment will be done on every manuscript.  If editing is required it will be billed at an additional cost to the author.

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THINGS TO REMEMBER

Before you submit details of your manuscript to Kirk House Publishers it is necessary to read and agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

  • The material you have submitted is the Author’s own creative and/or well-researched work.

  • At all times the right of the Author to the intellectual copyright of his, her, or their work, will be maintained.

  • Kirk House Publishers guarantee the privacy and intellectual property of the Author and maintain said privacy at all times.

  • Kirk House Publishers cannot be held responsible for the loss, damage or non-return of any material sent to us in hard copy or otherwise.

  • Please note that we only accept online submissions.  If any manuscripts are sent to us we will not review them.

  • What we DO NOT publish:

  • Poetry

  • Short stories

  • Previously published material

  • A finished cover or a formatted book with your query

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KIRK HOUSE PUBLISHERS

1250 East 115th Street

Burnsville, MN  55337

612-781-2815

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