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FICTION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Before you submit your manuscript, please make sure it is finished and completely proofread and edited. It should be the most perfect version, and publish-ready. Your submission should include:

  1. A one-page query.
  2. A synopsis not more than five pages.
  3. Your first three chapters.

NON-FICTION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Non-fiction manuscripts do not have to be completed, although the status of the manuscript (i.e. haven't started, 6 chapters in, nearly done, etc.) should be noted. Your submission should include:

  1. A one-page query.
  2. A book proposal.

Your book proposal should follow standard industry guidelines with a focus on the following:

  1. Overview
  2. Biography
  3. Competition
  4. Marketing/Publicity
  5. Chapter Outline
  6. Projected timeline
  7. Sample chapters (optional, up to 3)

Fiction and non-fiction queries should adhere somewhat to these basic outlines:

  1. Paragraph One—The Hook
  2. Paragraph Two—Mini-Synopsis
  3. Paragraph Three—Writer's Bio
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HOW TO SUBMIT

FICTION GENRES WE ACCEPT

Literary fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, suspense, horror, thriller, children's literature, YA, trade fiction.

NON-FICTION GENRES WE ACCEPT

Motivational, self-help, biography, autobiography, memoir, recipe books, research.

GENRES WE DO NOT ACCEPT

Children's picture books, novellas, do-it-yourself, gift books, religious, romance.

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We are Jolly Fish Press, a publishing house based in Provo, Utah, that publishes trade fiction and select nonfiction books in the national and international market. We excel with exceptional cover design, worldwide online and brick-and-mortar distribution, expansive publicity & marketing campaigns, subsidiary rights representation, and most of all, our drive and ability to find exceptional yet undiscovered authors, jumpstarting their careers with maximum exposure, sales, mentoring, and higher than industry average royalty rates.

In less than a year into our first full title list, in what takes most new presses several years, we: 

  1. Partnered with IPG, one of the top independent book distributors in the world.
  2. Established relationships with several of the top NY literary agents.
  3. Received national media attention from the top industry newspapers, including Publishers Weekly.
  4. Caught the attention of numerous movie and television production studios.
  5. Gained subsidiary rights representation throughout the world.
  6. Gathered a list of 50 potential bestsellers all over the US and Canada.

Jolly Fish Press is a publishing house with guts. We find and gather the best authors, and we are constantly innovating our practice to stay ahead in the changing book market.

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