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How to Query to Submit Your Book

Please do not call.

Sorry, we are not accepting new prose submissions at this time, except through the paid Manuscript Review Service.

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PROSE: General Instructions

We only consider books from U.S. authors of complete manuscripts. Please review the Prose FAQ to confirm that your material is suitable, and that Amador is the right publisher for you. Also:

  • do not send attachments until invited to do so
  • do not call (You're a writer, right? Write to us!)
  • review our Manuscript Dos and Don'ts
Thank you in advance for your courtesy, and congratulations on completing your book! ZG

Things we like to know when you submit your book:

  • Your name
  • Complete contact info, including physical address
  • Title and subtitle of your book
  • Genre(s) or subject(s)
  • Who is your primary audience
  • Word count, number of chapters
  • Brief description
  • Why this book is special
Corresponding by Snail Mail
Send a letter to: Zelda Gatuskin, Amador Publishers, 611 Delamar NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Be sure to include your phone number, email address if you have one and/or a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for reply.

POETRY: Please Query First

Please review the Poetry FAQ. If you feel your poetry is suitable and that Amador is the right publisher for you, send a letter or email that anwers the questions below:

  • What is the working title (and subtitle, if any) of your collection?
  • How would you describe your style of poetry?
  • What is the unifying theme of this collection?
  • Do you give readings, participate in poetry slams, or otherwise actively promote your poetry?
  • Have you previously published individual poems, chapbooks or collections? (If yes, you may briefly list or describe - for example, "assorted poetry journals" - you do not have to list them all.)
  • Do you hold the rights to publish all of the poems in your collection?
All queries should include:
  • Your name
  • Complete contact info, including physical address
  • Sample poems
If sending poetry by email, include sample poems in the body of your message.

Email Queries
Send your email to Zelda Gatuskin with "Poetry by " and your full name in the subject line (Example: Poetry by Zelda Gatuskin). Do not send attachments the first time you write to me, wait until invited to send a file.

Snail-Mail Queries
Mail 10-20 pages of poetry to Amador Publishers, LLC, 611 Delamar NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Include an SASE for my reply. Do not send your only copy, submissions will not be returned.

Preparing Your Poetry Manuscript

  • Please be ready to send your entire proposed collection in a single file (not a whole bunch of individual files).
  • Poems should be single-spaced in 12 pt. standard font style (don't get fancy), generous margins, author name and page number on every page.
  • Include a title page, table of contents, any previous publication credits, and short author bio.
  • Optional: Dedication, Preface and/or Afterword text may be included with submittal or added later if ms. is accepted.

What to Expect
If I'm interested, I will want to see all of the poems you have in mind for the book. Only send work that you feel is sufficiently polished for publication.

Once we have taken a look, you will either be offered a publishing plan and author agreement or provided with a short, constructive critique to support you in your writing. Our goal is to encourage and empower all writers. We're a small operation and must be highly selective, but in spirit we embrace all sincere creative efforts.

By sending your poetry for consideration, you are under no obligation to purchase publishing services, and Amador Publishers, LLC is under no obligation to offer a publishing contract.

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