Submission Guidelines
Book Stop Literary Agency
Book Stop Literary Agency

**All manuscripts must be typed and double spaced.**

If you live outside the United States, please submit via e-mail. We do NOT accept international postage coupons. BookStop cannot be responsible for saving, storing, or returning any materials not accompanied by a SASE.


TO SUBMIT A BOARD BOOK, PICTURE BOOK OR EASY READER

Mail submissions: Please send the entire manuscript, a cover letter and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to BookStop Literary Agency at the address on the left. In your cover letter, include your phone number, e-mail address, a short paragraph about your background, and a brief synopsis of your manuscript. Please do not submit more than two manuscripts at a time.

Please DO NOT send art, dummies, binders, or mock-ups unless you are a professional illustrator.

Email submissions: Please paste a brief cover letter and the entire manuscript into the body of your email. E-mail submissions must be sent to info@bookstopliterary.com and must include the word "submission" in the subject line followed by your last name and the title of your manuscript.

**If you are an author-illustrator who would like to submit a dummy, you may send a pdf but please make sure the file size is under 3 MB.**



TO SUBMIT A CHAPTER BOOK OR NOVEL

Mail submissions: Please send the first 10 pages, a cover letter, and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to BookStop Literary Agency at the address on the left. In your cover letter, include your phone number, e-mail address, a short paragraph about your background, and a brief synopsis of your manuscript.

Email submissions: Please paste a brief cover letter and the first ten (10) pages of your manuscript into the body of your email. E-mail submissions must be sent to info@bookstopliterary.com and must include the word "submission" in the subject line followed by your last name and the title of your manuscript. **For chapter book and novel submissions, we will NOT accept or respond to e-mails with attachments.**


TO SUBMIT NON-FICTION

Mail submissions: Please send a cover letter, proposal, two sample chapters, and SASE to the address on the left.

Email submissions: Please paste a brief cover letter, proposal, and two sample chapters into the body of your email. E-mail submissions must be sent to info@bookstopliterary.com and must include the word "submission" in the subject line followed by your last name and the title of your manuscript. **For non-fiction submissions, we will NOT accept or respond to e-mails with attachments.**

Please do NOT send binders.


ILLUSTRATOR SUBMISSIONS

If you are an illustrator, please send a promotional postcard with the url to your online portfolio or send a link via email. Please do not send originals. (If you are NOT an illustrator, just send your manuscript. Publishers like to make their own choices regarding the most appropriate illustrator for your work.)


A NOTE ABOUT THE SASE

If you submit your work by mail and would like your manuscript returned to you, please make sure the SASE is large enough to accommodate it. (Caution: Your mailer needs stamps since the post office will NOT accept metered mail sent from a place other than where it has been metered.)

Unfortunately we cannot respond personally to every submission, but we assure you that we will carefully consider your manuscript and notify you of our decision as promptly as possible. If we do accept your work for representation, we will contact you to discuss the terms of our representation. (We have an enormous amount of manuscripts to read so please allow us at least four to six weeks for a response.)