Submissions

CHECKLIST for Fiction, Memoir and Non-fiction Submissions

It is recommended you print this list to ensure you have each item completed as requested.  Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be discarded. 

Email the following FILES, exactly as listed below, to: info@epicenterpress.com

with the SUBJECTCP GENRE Query: TITLE by AUTHOR

Example:  If the author of a memoir, The Crow’s Beak by Gayle Newman, was sending Coffeetown Press a query, the subject of the email would be:

CP Memoir Query: THE CROW’S BEAK by Gayle Newman

IMPORTANT:  Do not submit manuscripts via a bulk email messaging service such as SendGrid, MailChimp, etc. None of these services can follow our submission requirements.

 FICTION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
     XSUBMISSION FILES – All submission files are required to be in MS Word documents.
 BODY OF EMAIL, only include:  Your contact information: (full name, mailing address, phone, email address)Genre, Title, and word count of your full manuscript
 FILE 1 – Cover/query letter – “Pitch” about your work in one (1) short paragraph which included what book category it falls into.
 FILE 2 – Sample first 50 pages or first 3 Chapters to include:
 Title page: contact information (full name, mailing address, phone, email address), genre, and word count
 Sample pages MUST be:12-point, Times New Roman fontdouble-spaced WITH numbered pagesno extra returns between paragraphs and dialogue.5 inch indent on the first line of each new paragraph
 Synopsis:  3-5 pages and includes how the book ends. We do not accept synopses or excerpts that are pasted in the body of the email.
 FILE 3 – Author Biography and promotional information in one (1) document.  If you have a strong promotional plan for your book, tell us about it.  
 EACH FILE NAME MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING: Title of your manuscript – Inquiry.docx Title of your manuscript – Sample50.docx Title of your manuscript – Biography and Promo.docx   EXAMPLE:  If the title of your manuscript is “The Crows Beak”, then your file names would be: TheCrowsBeak – Inquiry.docx TheCrowsBeak – Sample50.docx TheCrowsBeak – Biography and Promo.dox  

DISCLAIMERS

  • We do not consider books that have already been published in any format, including eBook only.
  • We do welcome reprints from established authors of titles that are currently out of print, unless they are already available in any eBook formats. You must have proof verifying that the rights have reverted to you.
  • If you have signed a contract with another publisher, please let us know.
  • Thank you for your cooperation as following our submission requirements helps us review material more efficiently.
  • Both unagented and agent submissions are welcome.
  • Authors are requested to keep us informed if a manuscript is no longer available.
  • Generally, if we decline a manuscript, we felt it wasn’t a fit for any of the publishing imprints we carry.  
  • If you do not hear back from us within four (4) months, please contact us by resending the query letter.  The sheer volume of queries can be overwhelming; we hope you understand.
 NON-FICTION and MEMOIR SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
     XSUBMISSION FILES – All submission files are required to be in MS Word documents.
 BODY OF EMAIL, only include:  Your contact information: (full name, mailing address, phone, email address)Genre, Title, and word count of your full manuscript
 FILE 1 – Cover/query letter – “Pitch” about your work in one (1) short paragraph which included what book category it falls into.
 FILE 2 – Introduction, outline, the first 3 Chapters, and synopsis to include:
 Introduction: contact information (full name, mailing address, email address) and word count
 Outline – chapter by chapter outline
 First 3 Chapters MUST be:12-point, Times New Roman fontdouble-spaced WITH numbered pagesno extra returns between paragraphs and dialogue.5 inch indent on the first line of each new paragraph
 Synopsis:  3-5 pages and includes how the book ends. We do not accept synopses or excerpts that are pasted in the body of the email.
 FILE 3 – Author Biography and promotional information in one (1) document.  Description of the target audience, marketing ideas, and an indication of how you would help promote the title.  List of competitive titles.
 FILE 4 – List of photos, illustrations, and other supporting materials available.
 EACH FILE NAME MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING: Title of your manuscript – Inquiry.docx Title of your manuscript – Intro outline 3 chapters.docx Title of your manuscript – Biography and Promo.docx Title of your manuscript – List of photos etc.docx   EXAMPLE:  If the title of your manuscript is “The Crows Beak”, then your file names would be: TheCrowsBeak – Inquiry.docx TheCrowsBeak – Intro outline 3 chapters.docx TheCrowsBeak – Biography and Promo.dox TheCrowsBeak – List of photos etc.docx  

DISCLAIMERS

  • We do not consider books that have already been published in any format, including eBook only.
  • We do welcome reprints from established authors of titles that are currently out of print, unless they are already available in any eBook formats. You must have proof verifying that the rights have reverted to you.
  • If you have signed a contract with another publisher, please let us know.
  • Thank you for your cooperation as following our submission requirements helps us review material more efficiently.
  • Both unagented and agent submissions are welcome.
  • Authors are requested to keep us informed if a manuscript is no longer available.
  • Generally, if we decline a manuscript, we felt it wasn’t a fit for any of the publishing imprints we carry.  
  • If you do not hear back from us within four (4) months, please contact us by resending the query letter.  The sheer volume of queries can be overwhelming; we hope you understand.
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