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Submissions and Queries

Genius Book Publishing is CLOSED to Submissions. Please check here for more information about when we will be open again. 

Genius Books is looking for completed, deliverable, English-language novels, novellas, and nonfiction works over 30,000 words. At this time, we are not accepting submissions of works shorter than 30,000 words. Please make sure your manuscript is completely edited by an editor, as all self-edited works will be rejected as a matter of course. The manuscript should be proofread but doesn't need to be perfect.

If your book is one of the following genres, we are interested:

  • True crime nonfiction
  • Horror and dark fiction
  • Speculative and/or cross-genre mysteries and private detective fiction
  • Space adventures, space opera, and other science fiction
  • Speculative and/or cross-genre action-adventure fiction
  • PLEASE NO THRILLERS

We favor fiction that uses humor well. We also look for well-rounded world-building across all genres.

Genius Books offers a 50/50 net royalty split, no advance. We are willing to negotiate this under some circumstances.

Send your cover letter, synopsis, first chapter, and contact information to:

publisher@geniusbookcompany.com attn: Steven

Or:

Genius Books
PO Box 17752
Encino, CA 91416

You should receive a response to your query within a day or two. If we ask for your manuscript, please send it as a MS Word DOC or DOCX format, RTF, or Pages. If you have something more exotic, let us know first. Please no PDFs.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,

—Steven