Shannon & Elm publishes high quality literary fiction and non-fiction works of 75,000 words or more. If you are interested in submitting your work to Shannon & Elm, please submit a query letter.

The subject line of your e-mail should be: “SE: Author Name – Title”

In the body of your e-mail, please include:

  • Your name

  • The title of your work

  • The word count of your full manuscript

  • The genre of your work

  • Brief author bio (100–200 words)

Please include the following attachments:

  • One-page synopsis of your book (single-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman or Garamond font, 1” margins)

  • The first 3–5 chapters of your manuscript, maximum 30 pages (full manuscripts will be returned without review)

All submissions must be submitted electronically and all submission guidelines must be followed. Failure to follow the submission guidelines will result in an automatic rejection without review.

Attachments must be in MS Word or PDF and formatted as follows:

  • 8.5 x 11” page size

  • 1” margins

  • Double spaced

  • Garamond or Times New Roman font

  • Include your full name and contact information, including e-mail address, on the first page of each attachment in the upper right-hand corner

In order for your work to be considered for publication, it must be complete. We do not review works that are still in progress. All submissions should be thoroughly revised and edited. First drafts will not be considered.

While we do accept multiple submissions (i.e., you may send us more than one manuscript at a time), we do not accept simultaneous submissions (i.e., we ask that you allow us the courtesy of reviewing your manuscript exclusively). Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for a response before following up. Additionally, we do not accept simultaneous submissions within the Zharmae Publishing Press; if you send your manuscript to more than one Zharmae imprint at a time, it will be automatically rejected.

NOTE: We cannot consider works that have been previously published in whole or in part in any media, including self-publishing (Kindle, CreateSpace, etc.). Your manuscript must be entirely original and unpublished.

Send submissions to [email protected].

We look forward to reading your work and wish you the best of luck!

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