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What Do We Look For?


WHAT AND WHOM DO WE PUBLISH?

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What Do We Look For?


WHAT AND WHOM DO WE PUBLISH?

A15 Publishing is a leader in independent, veteran publishing. A15 is interested in covering topics across the spectrum of fiction and non-fiction. We go to great lengths to ensure our selected works are produced and offered at the highest standards and library specifications. We work across a wide variety of mediums (hardcover, softcover, eBook and audiobook) to allow the author the greatest flexibility in getting their hard work out for consumption.

A15 welcomes proposals from any veteran, regardless of service branch or country of origin across a wide array of genres. If we find it compelling, we will seriously consider the work. Multi-contributor manuscripts and edited collections of essays are also welcome. We suggest you browse our catalog to get a feel for our offerings.

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Making A Proposal


PROPOSAL PROCESS

Making A Proposal


PROPOSAL PROCESS

What we need to see:


Authors seeking consideration for publication with A15 Publishing will submit an electronic package consisting of:

A one page Cover Letter containing the following information:

       Contact information

       A one paragraph biography, including service information (Branch, years served, etc.)   

       A description of the work, including genre, plot summary, and preferred medium. Additionally, tell us how far along you are, estimate its final length (in either word count or double-spaced typescript pages), and tell us what is unique about the manuscript (or about you!). We will respond to inquiries within 7 calendar days (some exceptions apply).

If A15 is interested in moving forward after direct contact with the author and an overall review of the author’s concept; the author will be asked to submit an example of their work.

Example of the work being submitted:

      a.  A book over 150 pages; one chapter, (up to 30 pages) with an explanatory set up.

            b.  A book under 150 pages; ten pages of one chapter or section.

      c.  A short poem or children's book, the entire work.

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How To Present The Work


HOW TO PRESENT THE WORK

How To Present The Work


HOW TO PRESENT THE WORK

Double-space your manuscript or manuscript excerpts. Number the pages consecutively in a single sequence. If you are mailing a print-out, use good white paper printed on one side only and do not bind it. Valuable documents or photographs need not be sent at the proposal stage, though photocopies of them are helpful. Package your print-outs securely and be sure to put your name and return address on the package, on your cover letter, and on the top page of the proposal or manuscript. Please enclose a return mailer with postage, or else a note that the materials need not be returned.

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Contact & Correspondence


CONTACT

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CORRESPOND

Contact & Correspondence


CONTACT

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CORRESPOND

WHOM TO CONTACT

You may send your materials to our organizational email box here at A15 info@a15publishing.com. If you do not have a contact name, simply email us and include “editorial department” in the subject line of your email. Please do not send an email with your proposal to more than one editor.

 

WHEN YOU’LL HEAR FROM US

Our goal is to respond within a month of receiving a full proposal, and often it will be much sooner. Our decisions are based largely on the freshness of the topic, how well it fits into our ethos, how thoroughly and authoritatively you cover it, the quality of the research and/or writing, and the likely marketability of the book.

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Contracts


CONTRACT

INFORMATION

Contracts


CONTRACT

INFORMATION

If your proposed book seems overall to be a good fit for us, our sales and legal team we will correspond with you about any particular matters that need to be discussed (sometimes we receive a proposal, or manuscript, with no discernible strings dangling). Sometimes this discussion takes a few weeks; sometimes it takes longer, depending in large part on the author’s schedule and the manuscript’s progress. The offer of a contract comes after we have determined that we and you the author are in agreement on all major points.

Our contract is standard for all authors (with the exception of a different royalty for certain categories of manuscripts), and is not negotiable. We have a small staff and a multitude of authors, and the contract is simple by design, but the terms within we feel are more than fair. We want to be able to answer contractual questions without having to look up each contract.