Send Us Your Work

General Information 

  • There are three categories under which to submit your work to us. See the options below.
  • While our titles are distributed worldwide through IPG and available through the larger distributors of Ingram and Baker & Taylor.
  • We currently only accept proposals from authors living in the United States or the United Kingdom.
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted; however, we ask to be notified promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • No matter the category under which you submit, please include: the full manuscript, resume, bio, and a statement about your marketing philosophy.
  • Response time is 3-5 months depending on backlog the wait may be up to 8 months.

Little Bound Books Essay Series

  • The cornerstone of the imprint is The Little Bound Books Essay SeriesThis series is tiny in appearance at 4 x 6 in size and only 10,000 words in length; however, don’t be deceived by the small stature. The content for each book in this series packs a punch to the heart (in the best sense). Think: Emerson’s On Nature, Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience, Barry Lopez’s Sliver of Sky, Annie Dillard’s Total Eclipse or James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son—it is this honesty, grit, and intelligence to which we aspire. Any books within the Little Bound Books Essay Series can finished in a sitting, but we guarantee you’ll return to them again. They are digestible, impacting, and are offered to our readers at the list price of $12.95 per book.
     
    • Submissions must be between 9,000 – 10,000 words (not including front and back matter). *This is a firm length. You cannot fall under or go over.
    • These little books will receive the same full-distribution, sales representation, and PR efforts of any standard size offering.
    • Submissions can be previously published as long as you hold the current rights.
    • Illustrations and black & white photography can be offered but must be of the highest-quality and aesthetic to be considered.

Nonfiction (Chapterbook Size)

  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced and written in English following the Chicago Manual of Style. Manuscripts must be between under 120 double-spaced pages in length. (Up to roughly 35,000 words max).
  • *No Short Story Collections.

Chapbook & Novella (Literary Fiction Only)

  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced and written in English following the Chicago Manual of Style. Manuscripts must be between under 120 double-spaced pages in length. (Up to roughly 35,000 words max).
  • *No Short Story Collections.

Diversity

Across all our imprints, we are deeply invested in reading and publishing diverse voices spanning across different religions, ethnicities, and marginalized communities. We strongly welcome submissions from of writers within the LGBTQIA community, writers living with a disability, writers living with refugee status, and Native American voices . . . to name a few. Writers from all backgrounds and communities should consider our press a safe space. 

Little Bound Books is an imprint of Homebound Publications. All Little Bound Books and Homebound Publications titles are distributed by IPG Independent Publishers Group, and are available through wholesalers such as Ingram and Baker & Taylor.

Visit Homeboundpublications.com

Subscribe to Our Monthly Newsletter

Subscribe to Our Monthly Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates.

You have Successfully Subscribed!