Beacon Press: Submission Guidelines
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Submission Guidelines

Please note that we are not accepting hard-copy submissions; we will only accept email queries to

If you would like Beacon Press to consider your work, first familiarize yourself with our mission statement and our publications. Please note that we are not accepting submissions for new poetry, fiction, or self-help books at this time and will not review, respond to, or return submissions of this type. Please also note that our publishing mission is currently general trade; some of our publications are trade books with an additional scholarly market, but we are not currently accepting submissions for purely academic projects.

If you believe your work would be a good fit for our list, please email a 250-word query describing your proposal to If we are interested in receiving a full proposal, we will email you within three weeks.

Beacon Press does not accept phone calls, faxes, direct emails, or other inquiries regarding unsolicited submissions. Please do not contact individual Beacon Press staff members directly with submission queries. Due to the large volume of unsolicited submissions we receive, we regret that we cannot respond to all submissions.