Submission Guidelines

First off, we want to say thank you for considering Beaufort Books as a possible home for your book. Finding the right home for your work takes time and effort, and we are excited to be part of your journey. We do currently accept manuscript submissions but we have a few criteria that we ask you to follow when you submit to us. Failure to comply with our submission guidelines may result in rejection of your book. Keep in mind that we are a general interest adult fiction and non-fiction publisher, and we are looking for material that reflects that. Also be aware that we do not give advances for work, and prefer to work with manuscripts that are complete or near completion.

How do I submit?

Digital submissions are the only way potential authors can submit. All submissions are accepted through email only. Send your typed manuscript and supporting materials in a single Word or PDF file to submissions (at) beaufortbooks.com. We do not accept hard copy, faxed, or on disk submissions at all.

What should my submission include?

• A cover letter with a little bit about yourself and how you came to write the book.
• A synopsis of your book. Keep it direct, simple, and under one page.
• The target audience for your book and how you believe your book appeals to that market.
• A list of relevant corporate or media contacts that would help in the promotion and publicity of your book.
• All of your contact details so we can get back to you.
• Three sample chapters (not necessarily consecutive) or the first 50 pages of your book. Please do not send the entire manuscript; we will contact you if we need more.

Is there any genre you do not accept?

• Poetry
• Educational material
• Short stories
• Erotica

When and how will I hear back?

Due to the volume of submissions response time may take several months. No acknowledgement of receipt will be sent. Assessment is made in order of receipt, and we will contact you following our assessment. Beaufort Books will not discuss submissions over the phone.

Good luck! We’re looking forward to hearing from you.