SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 
CLASSIC NOVELS...
and more
          
for submissions 50-65,000 words and up

YOUR MANUSCRIPT...  
                                        

Many factors determine whether we proceed to read your full manuscript...  size and the quality of the writing, genre and the storyline and our assessment of  marketability influences our investment attitude. Manuscripts must be the author's own work and stories containing scenes or plot lines bearing an obvious resemblance to other published works which may breach copyright laws, will be rejected. Not all manuscripts are of the quality we demand for publication and we regretfully reject a percentage of submissions. 

 

The completed, FULL MANUSCRIPT should be forwarded as part of the initial submission, allowing us to read as much of your work as we require. Do not make a submission if your manuscript is unfinished - send an enquiry email instead. Whilst we respond to all emails,  we ordinarily do not provide our assessment or review of a title.  

Only ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS as an attachment to an email are acceptable. 
We do NOT accept paper submissions. You will receive an initial response on lodgment.

CUSTOM BOOKS
CLASSIC imprint manuscripts must exceed 50-65,000 words, with no practical upper limit. If your manuscript is less than 50,000 words, select an alternate imprint by clicking on the NOVELETTA or KINDI CORNER imprints on the menu above. 
We read most FICTION, thrive on historical and true crime and we love adult and YA romance and a good story... and we accept a limited number of true-life, self-help and an occasional biography. If in doubt -- enquire.

    We welcome submissions from Literary Agents. Please send an enquiry email first.

  our CLASSIC SUBMISSION requirements...


 SEND A SINGLE EMAIL
and include the following information

     In the SUBJECT LINE put your surname followed by the TITLE name - eg Smith_ThreeStooges 

In the BODY of the email, place the following in this order,  those items in BOLD are mandatory

  1..Author's FULL Legal Name
  2..Penname or nom-de-plume - the name under which publication would occur, if any
  3..Gender - Male/Female
  4..Age or if you prefer, your Age group <20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, +70
  5..Country, city or town, and state or territory.
  6..Word Count (to the nearest 500) 
  7..Genre - main genre and sub-genre if any - we will correct or add if uncertain eg Fiction/Thriller
  8..Is the Manuscript professionally edited/ If so, add name of the external editor
  9..Some informal information about yourself as Author in a paragraph or two - not for publication
 
10.
.ANY previous BOOK publishing experience selected titles/ dates/ publishers/self published,,.

PLUS a maximum half page single-spaced SYNOPSIS, either as an ATTACHMENT to the email OR  if preferred, in the BODY of the email. 
Make this a straightforward analysis, t
he aim being to give the reader an outline of your story before reading part or all. 
Include an overview of your story, the beginning, middle, end and the climax in as few words as you can. Touch
on the basic plot, with major characters and any plot twists – but very briefly. We need fact at this time - we do not need a PITCH... that comes later.

 

PLUS in a separate file as an ATTACHMENT to the email 
T
he completed MANUSCRIPT IN FULL should be on A4 in font style Times New Roman 12pt or Garamond 12pt, in WORD .doc or .docx, single or 1.5 line spacing. Do not use any font larger than 18pt -- anywhere. Manuscrpts should have been spell-checked
                          

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EMAIL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...
 Within 1--4 weeks, we usually read sufficient to make a decision to REJECT- 
If we decide NOT to proceed, we will advise you and destroy the manuscript. 
If no rejection is received in that time, you may assume we are proceeding to a full review 
and potential publication. 

 The email address for submissions is submissions@custombookpublications.com

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