SUBMIT TO ONE EDITOR ONLY VIA EMAIL. From the list of editors and their areas of interest below, determine which editor would be best suited to or most interested in the type of book you are proposing. Address the submission to that editor’s attention. If an editor passes, it’s a pass for Kensington; do not re-query or re-submit to another editor.
Please send a QUERY ONLY in the body of the email.
Do not attach manuscripts or proposals to e-mail queries.
An editor will respond if he or she is interested in seeing your material based on your query. Due to the volume of submissions, editors may only respond to projects they wish to further consider.
Requested manuscripts should be Word documents unless otherwise specified, typed in 12-point font, double-spaced, and paginated. Include title and author in file name.
IF YOU DO NOT HEAR BACK ON YOUR QUERY, IT MEANS THAT YOUR PROJECT DOESN’T FIT OUR CURRENT EDITORIAL NEEDS.
EDITORIAL STAFF—KENSINGTON AND CITADEL
John Scognamiglio, Editor-in-Chief of Kensington: Fiction (historical romance, contemporary romance, women’s contemporary fiction, Amish romances and inspirational romances, historical fiction, paranormal romance, gay fiction, cozy and historical mysteries, dark suspense, as well as short contemporaries with Alpha heroes). Word count for mysteries is 75,000-100,000 words. email@example.com
Michaela Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief of Citadel, Executive Editor of Kensington: Nonfiction (including popular culture, narrative nonfiction, true crime, biography, law enforcement); Fiction (military; thrillers involving serial killers, espionage, black ops, and high-level intrigue; cozy mysteries; fiction and nonfiction narratives about pets), Science Fiction and Fantasy . firstname.lastname@example.org
Alicia Condon, Editorial Director: Fiction (80,000-word contemporary romance—either sexy or sweet, Amish romance, high concept single title contemporary romance, women’s fiction, romantic suspense, historical romance with unusual settings,). email@example.com
Wendy McCurdy, Editorial Director: Fiction firstname.lastname@example.org
Selena James, Executive Editor, Dafina Books: African-American fiction and nonfiction (including inspirational, young adult, romance, and pop culture). email@example.com
Tara Gavin, Executive Editor: Fiction (Romance, Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mysteries, Multi-cultural Women’s Fiction, and Romantic Suspense). TGavin@Kensingtonbooks.com
Esi Sogah, Senior Editor: Fiction (historical romance, contemporary romance, cozy mysteries, suspense/thrillers, upmarket women's fiction) and select non-fiction. firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Biro, Editor: Fiction (women’s fiction, cozy mysteries, historical mysteries, romances of all kinds, multicultural fiction, gay fiction, suspense). email@example.com
Elizabeth May, Editorial Assistant: Fiction (Romance, Mysteries, Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Sci Fi/Fantasy) firstname.lastname@example.org
Norma Perez-Hernandez, Editorial Assistant: Fiction (historical romance, contemporary romance, LGBT romance, traditional and cozy mysteries, thrillers, and select sci-fi and fantasy). NPerez-Hernandez@Kensingtonbooks.com
James Abbate, Editorial Assistant: Science fiction (soft sci-fi, space travel, alternate history, cyberpunk, apocalyptic fiction) and fantasy (high fantasy, low fantasy, sword and planet, sword and sorcery, science fantasy, dark fantasy). No hard sci-fi, YA or paranormal romance. email@example.com