A reminder that we are a tiny press. This means you will not get an advance from us at this time. If you feel that you need an advance to accept a publishing contract, you should consider a larger, or more established, press.
Please understand that while we are small, we are selective.
It can take over a month before we respond to a query, depending on our current load.
Please, no more vampire novels.
The market is saturated. The genre is getting stale. The ideas are getting recycled. We know we may be missing out on the next Twilight by saying this, but: Please no more vampire stories!
Please send a cover/query letter with the following attachments in doc, docx, rtf format. We may simply NOT READ anything in another format. PDF is not our prefered format as it tends to be bloated:
A note on genre: We do not currently accept manuscripts whose main focus is a religious one. Spiritual is one thing, but an overt organized religious aspect is currently not our forte. We accept almost all popular fiction genres, literary fiction, and creative non-fiction.
Please mention former publications if applicable, if self published, some indication of sales is appropriate. We consider "AuthorHouse" to be self published.
All submissions must include complete contact information for the author and (if applicable) the author's agent (if applicable).
A note on size: A novel to us is over 60,000 words. On rare occassion we will accept over 40,000 words. Below 40,000 is a novella to us and as a tiny press, not feasible economically for print. If you are comfortable with eBook only, we may consider novellas.
A note on short stories: We consider short stories for our coffee break shorts, or eBook collections. For print, we will consider short stories as a collection, but collections must exceed 40,000 words and the editorial process is longer and not as detailed. We are open to linked novellas/short stories that add up to more than 40,000 words.
We encourage direct submissions, but agents are welcome.
Include full name, postal mailing address, telephone number with area code, and e-mail address.
To repeat: we do accept e-mail attachments (many publishers and agents prefer all content in text of email, but we do not) in Word, RTF (or PDF format if you must)--our preference is Word (doc, docx) or RTF.
New Libri is a new company. Not surprisingly, that means we are excited to build our community and we are interested in authors who are early adopters and we embrace new authors and authors who for a variety of reasons may want a small publisher.
As an author you may wonder if you should submit to us, versus a more established publishing house. We encourage you to do both--submit to us and submit to others. All of us at New Libri are, and have been, authors (and editors and entrepreneurs); we know how hard it is to break in. However, don't simply submit to us as part of a shotgun approach.
Why an independent, small, new, press is potentially advantageous (we assume you know all the disadvantages):