We welcome submission queries from Feb 01 – Feb 28, 2018. Please write to submissions@mongrelbooks.pub.

Queries should have your name, the title of your manuscript, and the form you’re pitching in the subject line. For example: Guftugu Khan, essay collection, or Meherunnissa Rayan Bukhsh, novel.

If you have never written a query letter before, please research how to write one. The query should include a synopsis of your manuscript, a brief bio, and a writing sample from the work in the body of the email. No attachments. If we wish to see the complete manuscript, we will ask for it.

If you’re submitting a novel, please include the first three chapters. If you’re submitting a poetry collection, please include six poems. For non-fiction, please include the first ten pages. We prefer a simple font, 10 point, double spaced.

Please note that we are a small press with limited resources, and it will take us some time to get back to you.

Please note also that our limited resources ensure we can only publish three books a year, and we will only publish books we feel passionately about. If we don’t wish to publish your book, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good book. It just means Mongrel Books is not the right publisher for it.