Columbus Press does currently accept unsolicited submissions that conform to the following guidelines:

Novel-length work (50,000-125,000 total word count)
Is not currently being reviewed by any other publishing house
Is your work, with full authority to sell

If the work you’re contacting us about has been previously published in any format, please alert us to that right away and provide all pertinent information, web links and sales numbers.

What to Send

Please send your name, contact information, a brief synopsis of the plot – 500 words or less(not a tease), the genre and word count, and the first 1,000 words of your work to Please include all of this information in the body of your email (no attachments please).

DO NOT include the entire manuscript in your first query. Formal query letters are NOT required. We do NOT accept printed (paper) manuscripts by mail. Please contact us by email with the requested information, if this won’t work for you, sorry, but you’re not the author we’re looking for.

We are not currently interested in erotica, children’s books or work of an academic nature.

Review & Notification

All work will be promptly reviewed by a human being, and you will be notified of the results in a timely manner. If we are interested in learning more about your work, we will request the full manuscript, a larger sample or the outline.

If you do not hear back from us within 3 weeks of submission, please contact us again. Be sure to check your “spam” folder for correspondence.