Submissions
Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts
  • Pants On Fire Press is a book publisher that accepts unsolicited manuscripts from authors. Read our manuscript submission guidelines carefully. We delete submissions with attachments. Do not send us queries with attachments unless requested.

    Book and Manuscript Submissions

    We are acquiring Middle-Grade, Young Adult and Fiction for adults. We are looking for strong writers who are excited about marketing their stories and building a following of readers. For novels, the body of the email should include your query and the first three chapters along with:

    • A synopsis
    • The genre of the book
    • Approximate word count
    • A short pitch
    • Marketing plan
    • Writing credentials, if any
    • Your contact info
    • If the work is agented, agent info
    • Author bio
    • List of any and all previous titles with sales history
    Middle Grade Books
    • An exciting plot
    • Strong voices and edited manuscript
    • Developed characters
    • Strong storytelling
    Young Adult Books
    • A real voice for the readers
    • A premise that can be conveyed in 2-3 sentences
    • Protagonists who are 15-19
    • An age-appropriate romantic element is a plus even if it’s not the center of the story
    • Memorable characters readers care about and can relate to one way or another
    Fiction Books
    • A real voice for the readers
    • A premise that can be conveyed in 2-3 sentences
    • Memorable characters readers care about and can relate to one way or another

    Paste the query letter and text in the body of the e-mail and send to Becca Goldman at submission@pantsonfirepress.com or editor@pantsonfirepress.com. Text attachments will be deleted. Art may be attached. Please allow 8-12 weeks for a response. Never send us your original work or art. And finally, we will contact you if we are interested.

    Pants On Fire Press does not assume responsibility for any unsolicited manuscripts which we may receive. Further, in receiving a submission, we do not assume any duty not to publish a book based on a similar idea, concept or story. All submissions are recycled.