Algonquin Books publishes literary fiction and nonfiction. We don’t publish poetry or genre fiction (romance, science fiction, etc.). In late 2013 Algonquin Books for Young Readers will begin publishing literary fiction and a limited number of narrative non-fiction titles for middle grade and young adult readers.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept unsolicited manuscripts or any electronic submissions. We do accept queries and will contact you if we would like to see the full manuscript. Please note that we cannot take calls regarding the status of your submission.
If you would like to submit a query, please send a short (no more than 15-20 double-spaced pages) sample of your work; a cover letter; SASE or, if you would like your manuscript returned, a self-addressed envelope and a check to cover return postage to:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
P.O. Box 2225
Chapel Hill, NC, 27515
**Please specify if your submission is for Algonquin Books for Young Readers