Have a brilliant book idea or a finished manuscript? We can’t wait to hear about it, fall in love with it and bring it to life. For fiction, we are particularly interested in international voices writing cutting-edge commercial fiction in English. Thrillers, mysteries, and science fiction are especially welcome. For non-fiction, we are currently only accepting travel and lifestyle book proposals and manuscripts.

  • We only accept submissions by email.
  • We are not able to personally respond to unsolicited submissions unless we’re interested in publishing them.
  • Please allow three months for the editors to review a proposal.
  • Given the volume of proposals we receive, we are unable to return materials submitted.
  • We do accept unsolicited manuscripts and we review all proposals, but as with all other submissions, we are not able to personally respond to unsolicited proposals unless we are interested in pursuing the project.
  • Please include your email address with your submission.
  • Include a one-page cover letter giving a brief description of the project, why you think Mavenhill should publish it, what’s included in the package, and your contact information.
  • If your proposal is a simultaneous submission, please indicate this in your cover letter.
  • Include an outline, introduction, sample illustrations or photographs, sample captions, sample recipes (if cookbook) or projects (if travel or lifestyle), and text/sample chapters.
  • Include a market analysis of the potential readership for the book. Who is the reader? What trends does the title speak to? Include a list of similar titles including the publisher, date of publication, and a brief explanation of how your book differs from what’s currently available.
  • Include an author/illustrator/photographer biography that includes publishing credits and credentials in the field.