SUBMISSIONS

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submission guidelines

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

Kirk House Publishers will determine if we award a contract to an author.

Kirk House Publishers is soliciting manuscripts in

non-fiction or fiction.

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 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

 

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.

Reading a Book

 

What we DO publish: 

  • Action & Adventure

  • Detective or Mystery

  • Historical Fiction

  • Contemporary Fiction

  • Literary Fiction

  • Women's Fiction

  • Biographies/Autobiographies

  • Self-Help

  • Spiritual, Inspirational & Motivational

  • 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)

What we DO NOT publish:

  • Poetry

  • Short stories

What we

DO Publish

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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. 

Kirk House Publishers will determine the type of contract we award to an author.

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, 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, and provide the author with a hard copy unbound proof before printing.

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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.

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KIRK HOUSE PUBLISHERS

1250 East 115th Street

Burnsville, MN  55337

612-781-2815

ann@kirkhousepublishers.com

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