Writing One Page at a Time
1406 Plaza Dr.
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Fax: (336) 768-9194
email: firstname.lastname@example.org contact Carolyn Sakowski
John F Blair Publishing Company specializes in regional books, with an emphasis on nonfiction categories such as history, travel, folklore, and biography. Fiction submitted should have some connection to the Southeast. They don’t publish children’s books, poetry, or category fiction such as romance, science fiction, or spy thrillers. No collections of short stories, essays, or newspaper columns.
Unsolicited manuscripts accepted.
Nonfiction proposals should include a cover letter, an outline or introduction, up to 30 pages of text (preferably the opening portion), a brief market analysis, and a biography of the writer, including publishing credits and credentials in the field.
Fiction proposals should include a cover letter, a synopsis, the first two chapters (or first 30 pages), and a biography of the writer, including credits and credentials.
Both email and snail mail acceptable. Please type either “Nonfiction submission” or “Fiction submission” in the subject line of the email. Paste your entire submission into the body of the e-mail. E-mails with attachments will be deleted unread. For snail mail include SASE for reply or return of manuscript.
Royalties are paid along with a negotiable advance. Response time is 2 months to 6 months.
Sample of what they are interested in but not limited to