Chicago Review Press,
814 North Franklin Street,
Chicago, Il 60610.
Email frontdesk - at - chicagoreviewpress.com.
Manuscript Submission Guidelines
If you would like to submit a book proposal to Chicago Review Press, Lawrence Hill Books, A Cappella, or Zephyr Press, please write to us under the name of the appropriate imprint at 814 N. Franklin, Chicago IL 60610. Please remember that we do not publish fiction or poetry, and we very rarely publish inspirational or self-help books. We will not accept proposals by e-mail unless you have cleared this method with the appropriate acquisitions editor.
Submit your proposal by first-class mail. Enclose a cover letter describing your book and your credentials. If you want to include a portion of your manuscript, please send no more than the table of contents and 1–2 sample chapters (typed, double-spaced, and paginated). Make certain that the author's name, address, and phone number appear on the first page of the manuscript. Also, please provide the following information:
Audience/Market. For what audience is the book written? Are there possibilities for special sales of your book to organizations and institutions? If so, which ones?
Competition. Indicate competing titles. How will your book be superior to or different from them?
Manuscript Length and Electronic Submission. What is the estimated length of the proposed manuscript, printed double-spaced on 8½” x 11” paper? We assume that you will prepare your manuscript on a computer and that you will submit a computer disk along with your printed text. Please tell us what word processing program and version number you use.
Date of Completion. Indicate the date by which you expect to have a completed manuscript.
If you would like us to reply and return your material, please provide us with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Because we receive more queries and manuscripts than we can process promptly, please allow eight to ten weeks for our response.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as they are so identified. Contact us immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere for publication.
If you would like us to send you our current catalog, please send a 9” x 12” self-addressed, stamped envelope with postage valued at $3.