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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

submission guidelines
ATTENTION LITERARY AGENTS

If you are a literary agent looking to connect with our acquisition editors who are the right fit for the genres you represent, please take a minute and fill out this simple FORM.

Submission Guidelines

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

  1. A one-page query
  2. A one-page synopsis (spoilers included)
  3. Your first three chapters

Queries should adhere somewhat to these basic outlines:

  1. Paragraph One—The Hook
  2. Paragraph Two—Mini-Synopsis
  3. Paragraph Three—Writer's Bio
  4. For more information on how to write a stellar query, CLICK HERE.

    HOW TO SUBMIT

    We only accept email submissions. Include your submission in the body of the email.

    PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR SUBMISSION AS AN ATTACHMENT. WE WILL NOT OPEN IT.

    You may send your submissions to submit@jollyfishpress.com.

    FICTION GENRES WE ACCEPT

    High-quality middle-grade and YA fiction, especially books showcasing strong voices, unique stories, and diverse characters

    WE DO NOT ACCEPT

    Nonfiction, children's picture books, novellas, gift books, poetry, religious books

    WHAT ARE OUR CURRENT INTERESTS, YOU ASK?

    We're always looking for science fiction and fantasy with an epic and visual scope; thrillers with strong, carefully crafted characters and a unique voice; and unconventional love stories.

    WORK FOR HIRE

    We welcome applications from authors interested in producing fiction manuscripts on a work-for-hire basis. Learn more.