ALL EMAILED MANUSCRIPTS
WILL BE DELETED.
SUBMIT TO ONE EDITOR
ONLY. 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.
ALLOW AT LEAST THREE
MONTHS FOR RESPONSE. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE KENSINGTON OFFICES.
For fiction, please send
a cover letter, first three chapters, and synopsis (no more than five pages).
Note that we do not publish science
fiction, fantasy, poetry, or plays.
For non-fiction, send
cover letter/query, including the author’s qualifications and connections
relevant to the book’s content and marketing, and a summary or outline of
All printed submissions
should be typed, double-spaced, paginated, and readable. Do not bind pages
MATERIAL WITHOUT RETURN
POSTAGE WILL BE DISCARDED. If
you need material returned, you must enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope
large enough to hold the submission with sufficient postage. If we may recycle
your pages, enclose a letter-size, stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reply.
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
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
Editorial Staff—Kensington and Citadel
Scognamiglio, Editor-in-Chief of Kensington, Fiction (historical
romance, women's contemporary fiction, historical fiction, paranormal
romance, urban fantasy, gay fiction and non-fiction, mysteries,
suspense, mainstream fiction, young adult fiction, memoirs, erotica).
Word count for mysteries is 75,000-100,000 words. email@example.com
Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief of Citadel, Executive Editor of Kensington
(nonfiction including popular culture, current events, narrative nonfiction,
true crime, biography, memoir, law enforcement, pets and animals, outdoor
adventure; fiction including thrillers, cozy mysteries, mainstream novels). firstname.lastname@example.org
Condon, Editorial Director of Brava (paranormal and fantasy romance,
romantic suspense, historical and contemporary romance, young adult
paranormal romance of 80,000 – 100,000 words). email@example.com
James, Executive Editor, Dafina Books (African-American fiction and
nonfiction, including inspirational, young adult, romance, and pop
Esi Sogah, Senior Editor (historical romance, paranormal romance,
contemporary romance for Zebra, cozy mysteries, suspense thrillers and
select women's fiction). firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Demarest (westerns, true crime, current events, humor, pop
culture, Judaica, thrillers, military fiction and nonfiction, sports,
how-to, science, world and American history, narrative nonfiction). email@example.com
Fernandez, Assistant Editor, Dafina Books (African-American and
multicultural fiction, including young adult, romance and
Senftleben, Assistant Editor (mainstream and women's fiction, mystery,
suspense/thriller, urban fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance,
romantic suspense, erotic romance, gay fiction, young adult fiction, pop
culture, humor, entertainment). firstname.lastname@example.org
Biro, Assistant Editor (women's fiction, mysteries, historical fiction,
thrillers, gay fiction, historical romance, young adult) email@example.com