Affirm Press welcomes submissions from authors and agents.
We look at all genres as long as the book is a good fit with what we do.
For non-fiction, we are interested in most subjects that have a market as long as the manuscript is entertaining, engaging and likely to leave readers (and the world, even a teeny bit) better off for having existed.
For fiction, we will consider literary and genre fiction. We are especially interested in new and under-published authors, and building long-term creative relationships. We distinguish ourselves through editorial commitment to authors. We welcome both literary and genre fiction.
If your book idea is non-narrative, just send us a pitch with some sample material and impress the hell out of us.
Affirm Press accepts unsolicited submissions for our kids list in the categories of junior, middle-reader and young adult books. Picture book submissions are restricted to existing authors and agents.
Due to the volume of submissions we receive each week, across our lists, unfortunately we are unable to respond to everyone. If you haven’t heard back from us within three months of submission, please assume we have declined. While we’d love to be able to respond to each and every one of you, we simply don’t have enough hours in the day!
Maximum one submission per author please.
Please allow a minimum of twelve weeks for a response
Guidelines are as follows:
Submissions for our kids list should be emailed to [email protected]
Send all other submissions to: [email protected]
Via email, please include:
- A short synopsis of the manuscript, plus, if your submission is non-fiction, a short chapter-by-chapter outline.
- The first three chapters of your manuscript attached as a Word or PDF file under 10MB in size (don’t send the whole thing unless we specifically request it).
- An author bio and past publishing credits, if any.
- Let us know why you think you’d be a good fit with Affirm Press.
We only accept email submissions. If you’re punching out your masterpiece on the typewriter, sorry, you’ll have to scan it. It’s the future.
Please follow our guidelines accurately. If you don’t we’ll know you’re not serious.
Resist the temptation to call because we’ll only discuss submissions by email and never over the phone. Thanks and here’s hoping we’re a good fit!