Thank you for your interest in 22nd Century Press. We are not your average publisher - we partner with the author in every step of the publishing process.

We are actively considering non-fiction and speculative fiction manuscripts for upcoming seasons. We accept unagented queries. However, we do ask that you first send a query letter/email following the guidelines at the end of this message. Do not send complete manuscripts.

What We Want To See:


Non-fiction titles that will start provocative conversations and convey a unique perspective sharing the not often seen point of view. We look for creativity, unusual expression and new takes on old cultural ideas that otherwise may not have a traditional publishing outlet. 22nd Century Press welcomes submissions of quality and commercial fiction in most genres, including fiction, nonfiction, drama, young adult, focusing on diverse themes by published and first-time authors. 

Fiction

We are especially interested in young adult titles, speculative and literary fiction.
We are presently not considering picture books, poetry, or children's books.

NEW!
A new imprint is being created and manuscripts are needed. The inaugural series is Geek Grrl Romance and will tell the stories of techies, nerd girls, wonder women and a different kind of romantic heroine. The genre specific tales can be from YA to Erotica in focus. If you have a manuscript that fits the bill, please submit for consideration and it will be given priority.

Non-fiction

We are looking for helpful, informational topics and titles from a multicultural perspective. Politics, technology, current events, environmental, contemporary culture and lifestyle issues are subjects of high interest.

Submit your query letter here with a synopsis of your book - fiction or non-fiction, author bio and the first three chapters single side and double-spaced. Do not send the entire manuscript until it is requested by an editor. Include in your letter your proposed target audience and marketing ideas.

WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2016/2017 PUBLISHING YEAR.

Your submission should include:
  • A one page, single spaced query letter 
    Contact information 
    Genre (mainstream, speculative, mystery, paranormal, biography, self-help, historical, thriller, young adult,. . .) 
    Working title and length of manuscript (100,000 actual word count maximum) 
    Status (complete or incomplete) 
    1-2 paragraph blurb about plot of book 
    1-2 paragraphs about the author and marketing the book 
    your qualifications as a writer and highlighting the importance of the work you are submitting 
    A preliminary outline of the intended target market for your work, how your work differs from that already existing in that market, and how you plan to market your book.

  • A one page synopsis outlining the subject of the manuscript (8 pages max) 
  • Double spaced and written in present tense 
  • Detail the manuscript’s main plot from beginning to end 
  • A copy of the first 3 chapters
  • Double spaced and typed in a 12 point font.
  • Proofread for typographical errors and grammatical errors
  • Document attachments should be saved as a .pdf or .doc file.

Topics

We are looking for helpful, informational topics and titles from a multicultural perspective. Politics, technology, current events, environmental, contemporary culture and lifestyle issues are subjects of high interest.

Send your query letter/email with a synopsis of your book - fiction or non-fiction, author bio and the first three chapters single side and double-spaced. Do not send the entire manuscript until it is requested by an editor. Include in your letter your proposed target audience and marketing ideas.

Your submission should include:

A one page, single spaced query letter 
  1. Contact information 
  2. Genre (mainstream, speculative, mystery, paranormal, biography, self-help, historical, thriller, young adult,. . .) 
  3. Working title and length of manuscript (100,000 actual word count maximum) 
  4. Status (complete or incomplete) 
  5. 1-2 paragraph blurb about plot of book 
  6. 1-2 paragraphs about the author and marketing the book 
  7. your qualifications as a writer and highlighting the importance of the work you are submitting 
  8. A preliminary outline of the intended target market for your work, how your work differs from that already existing in that market, and how you plan to market your book.
  • A one page synopsis outlining the subject of the manuscript (8 pages max) 
  • Double spaced and written in present tense 
  • Detail the manuscript’s main plot from beginning to end 
  • A copy of the first 3 chapters
  • Double spaced and typed in a 12 point font.
  • Proofread for typographical errors and grammatical errors
  • Document attachments should be saved as a .pdf or .doc or .docx file.

PLEASE REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING: 

If we are interested in your project, you can expect to hear from us within two to six months. Because of the volume of submissions, if your query does not fall within our guidelines, we will be unable to respond to you. THE STAFF WILL NOT ACCEPT TELEPHONE CALLS REGARDING THE STATUS OR REVIEW OF A MANUSCRIPT. 

Topics

We are looking for helpful, informational topics and titles from a multicultural perspective. Politics, technology, current events, environmental, contemporary culture and lifestyle issues are subjects of high interest.

Send your query letter/email with a synopsis of your book - fiction or non-fiction, author bio and the first three chapters single side and double-spaced. Do not send the entire manuscript until it is requested by an editor. Include in your letter your proposed target audience and marketing ideas.

Your submission should include:

A one page, single spaced query letter 
  1. Contact information 
  2. Genre (mainstream, speculative, mystery, paranormal, biography, self-help, historical, thriller, young adult,. . .) 
  3. Working title and length of manuscript (100,000 actual word count maximum) 
  4. Status (complete or incomplete) 
  5. 1-2 paragraph blurb about plot of book 
  6. 1-2 paragraphs about the author and marketing the book 
  7. your qualifications as a writer and highlighting the importance of the work you are submitting 
  8. A preliminary outline of the intended target market for your work, how your work differs from that already existing in that market, and how you plan to market your book.
  • A one page synopsis outlining the subject of the manuscript (8 pages max) 
  • Double spaced and written in present tense 
  • Detail the manuscript’s main plot from beginning to end 
  • A copy of the first 3 chapters
  • Double spaced and typed in a 12 point font.
  • Proofread for typographical errors and grammatical errors
  • Document attachments should be saved as a .pdf or .doc or .docx file.

PLEASE REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING: 

If we are interested in your project, you can expect to hear from us within two to six months. Because of the volume of submissions, if your query does not fall within our guidelines, we will be unable to respond to you. THE STAFF WILL NOT ACCEPT TELEPHONE CALLS REGARDING THE STATUS OR REVIEW OF A MANUSCRIPT. 
NEW!
A new imprint is being created and manuscripts are needed. The inaugural series is Geek Grrl Romance and will tell the stories of techies, nerd girls, wonder women and a different kind of romantic heroine. The genre specific tales can be from YA to Erotica in focus. If you have a manuscript that fits the bill, please submit for consideration and it will be given priority.