SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN

for FICTION, NONFICTION, and POETRY

House of Honor Books does not charge for our services (editing, cover design, formatting, proofreading, ISBN assignment). Authors earn royalties starting with the first sale of your book.

Note that guidelines for Novelists are first, followed by those for Nonfiction Writers, followed by those for Poets. Scroll down for what you need.

Helpful hint: Please do not send your manuscript as a PDF file. Your attachments must be Microsoft Word documents.

NOVELISTS and SHORT STORY WRITERS

We are a small company, and we appreciate your taking the time to follow these instructions for submitting your work. 

The Query Email

  • Please put your legal name and the working title of your manuscript in the subject line of your email.

  • Please focus on your reader. 

  • Be sure to mention the word count and the genre or category of literature that you’re submitting. 

The Synopsis

This is your best opportunity to sell us on your manuscript. The synopsis will show, rather than tell, whether or not you have an intriguing concept and a well-developed storyline.

  • If you write a one-page summary of your story that will work fine with us.

  • Attach this document to your query email as an MS Word file.

The Manuscript

  • Attach the final draft of your completed work to your email as an MS Word file.

  • We don’t want to see sample chapters, and we don’t want to see an early draft that does not show us your writing at its very best.

SEND YOUR SUBMISSION TO:

admin@houseofhonorbooks.com

Thank you for your attention to the above details. We look forward to seeing your work!

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NONFICTION WRITERS

The Query Email:

  • Please put your legal name and the working title of your manuscript in the subject line of your email.

  • Mention the category of nonfiction and the word count of your manuscript.

  • Who are you? What’s your background? What qualifies you to write about this topic. What kind of education do you have—either through academic channels or through life experience? If you have any prior publications, you can mention them here.

The Outline

  • We want to see the outline of your content.

  • If you are using any material that you did not create yourself, such as pictures, charts, text, and so on, please include the source information or written permission for the usage.

  • If you are citing real names and experiences of others written permission must be obtained.

  • Attach this document as MS Word file to the query email. 

 

The Manuscript

  • Attach the final draft of your completed work to your email as an MS Word file.

SEND YOUR SUBMISSION TO:

admin@houseofhonorbooks.com

Thank you for your attention to these guidelines. We look forward to seeing your work.

 

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Poets​

The Query Email

  • Please put your legal name and the working title of your manuscript in the subject line of your email. 

  • Be sure to mention the word count and the category that you’re submitting. 

The Synopsis

  • This is your best opportunity to sell us on your manuscript. The synopsis will show you have an intriguing concept to theme for your poetry.

  • Attach this document to your query email as an MS Word file.

 

The Manuscript

  • Attach the final draft of your completed work to your email as an MS Word file.

SEND YOUR SUBMISSION TO:

admin@houseofhonorbooks.com

Thank you for your attention to these guidelines. We look forward to seeing your work.

For any additional information not covered here, please email us at

admin@houseofhonorbooks.com

 

Thank you for your interest in House of Honor Books.