Submit a PublicationSubmitting a Manuscript/Writer's Guidelines
you for considering Quail Ridge Press as a potential publisher for your
material. To help you determine how well your material fits our
publishing program, please read the information that follows and browse
our website (www.quailridge.com) to gain a better understanding of the books we publish.
submitting a proposal, please remember that it may take up to two
months for the editors to review it. Manuscripts should be addressed to
"ACQUISITIONS DEPARTMENT." If you call our office, we can only tell you
whether your manuscript has been received. There is no staff member
available to talk to you about your work.
1) Manuscripts should be typed/computer printed (no hand-written submissions will be accepted).
2) Include a cover letter that gives a brief
description of the project. What you would like to accomplish by having
this material published? What kinds of book promotion are you ready to
undertake? What kinds of promotion do you think will be particularly
effective for you and your book?
3) Include an outline and/or introduction, a table
of contents, and at least 30 pages of the text, preferably the first
chapter (it is not necessary to send the entire manuscript).
4) If the project will include illustrations or
photographs, please send samples. Do NOT send originals. Clear
photocopies are acceptable.
5) Supply a market analysis of the book including the titles, publishers,
and dates of all similar books. Comparing your manuscript to the
competition among published books, how and why is your idea different
and better? Who is the primary audience for your material? Secondary?
6) Send a biography of the author, including publishing credits and
credentials in the field. If the project also has an illustrator or
photographer, please include that biographical information as well. What
uniquely qualifies you to write on your subject? What experience do you
have writing other books or materials (what is the sales history)?
Anticipate a response
receiving your submission, we will carefully read your material to
determine if it is suitable for our publishing program. If the
manuscript interests us, we will contact you with comments and questions
that may allow us to go to the next step: a contract. If the manuscript
does not fit our publishing program, we will return all material you
sent if your provide a postage-paid envelope large enough to hold it. If
a postage-paid envelope is not provided, your submission will be
destroyed when our response is mailed to you. Please allow two months
for a response.
From idea to book
we decide your material is appropriate for Quail Ridge Press, we will
offer you a contract, provide specific instructions on how to submit
your full manuscript (must be sent electronically), and give you a date
to expect printed books. We will be responsible for editing, field
testing, revisions, final title development, design, proofreading, and
printing. We will also determine a schedule for marketing and promoting
the book. It is extremely important that you understand the author's
enthusiastic, active participation is crucial for a book to be as
successful as possible.
Quail Ridge Press pays a royalty based on net
receipts of sales. If there is more than one author, or if there is an
illustrator equally involved, the royalty is split between or among all
Quail Ridge Press specializes in the
publication of regional cookbooks. We also publish national cookbooks
and regional non-fiction. We do not, as a rule, publish novels, poetry,
children's books or other works of fiction. (As rules are made to be
broken, we are, occasionally, so taken with a project that we publish
outside our specialty. These cases are very rare.)
Quail Ridge Press
P. O. Box 123
Brandon, MS 39043
NOTE: We are not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Do NOT submit original material.
Thank you for your interest in Quail Ridge Press.