Submissions

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Who we are: Leo Publishing, LLC is a royalty-paying small press publisher, with a new nonfiction division: Seagull Books.

What categories we want: Submissions from authors writing in the following fiction categories:

  •    Science Fiction – Adult and young adult  (please specify which)
  •    Fantasy – Adult and young adult (please specify which)
  •    Techno-thrillers
  •     Mystery-Crime
  •     Poetry books (also, poetry short story combo)
  •     Short Story Collections
  •     Children's Books/ YA

For nonfiction books, scroll to  the bottom of the page.

What categories we don’t want: We are not interested in publishing erotica, pornography, or excessively violent stories or novels.  We do not want chapbooks in the poetry category.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A MANUSCRIPT THAT IS ALREADY IN PRINT OR IN E-BOOK FORMAT. WE CONSIDER ONLY UNPUBLISHED WORK.

Your opening paragraph should state:

Contact info; Title; Topic (specific to your book); Category & Age group (general); Word count (We prefer 70,000-130,000); # of pictures (if any)

 Although most publishers and editors want to be addressed personally, you may, at your first contact, say ‘Dear Editor’ to us in your query.

Tell us about your completed manuscript:

A query letter,

Then, separate from the query letter, write a 5 page or less synopsis of your novel, including the ending.

Tell us about yourself:

As in a standard query letter, list your accomplishments related to writing, mentioning any books or articles you have previously published.

  •        How long have you been writing?
  •        Ideas for future books
  •        Have you received any awards  or recognitions for your writing?

What we need included with your submission:

  • Sample Chapters: Please provide THREE  sample chapters.
  • Include any photographs or illustrations that will be used in your sample chapters. (If any)

Submission Requirements

We accept only electronic submissions that conform to the following requirements:

Preferred word count 70,000-130,000

Query letter

Synopsis

First 3 chapters.

For Poetry: Just five poems, no synopsis needed, but give us a number and type of poems and/or prose planned for the book. We want at least 120 pages.

For Short Stories: Please submit three, stating your anticipated number of stories and total word count.

For Children's Books: Please submit artwork along with your manuscript.  All artwork must be in a JPEG or TIFF file format.  (see below for page count)

Do not send attachments due to issues with viruses. Make certain your work is as well-edited, as possible.

Photographs/pictures:

Black and white photographs for books up to 300 pages are acceptable (no color)

For children’s books of up to 32 pages, we will accept color interior illustrations or color photographs.

Any photographs or illustrations MUST be free of ANY copyright restrictions.

Please submit to submit@leopublishing.net Paste into the BODY of the E-MAIL. Attachments won’t be reviewed!

If we like what we see, we’ll want the entire manuscript.  Please allow up to 6 months for a response from Leo Publishing.

For questions, please contact us at: info@leopublishing.net

     Submissions for Seagull Books

Who we areSeagull Books  imprint & nonfiction division of Leo Publishing, LLC

 What categories we want: Submissions from authors writing in the following nonfiction categories: History, true crime, young adult nonfiction, military, hobbies, science, biographies, self-help advice, psychology,  and nonfiction subjects for children.

 What categories we don’t want: We are not interested in publishing “coffee table books,” which are mostly photographic. We are also not interested in publishing books on politics, religion, sex and books such as memoirs, autobiography, or textbooks.

 Your opening paragraph should be:

Contact info; Title; Topic (specific to your book); Category; Word count; # of pictures (if any);  What prompted you to write it?

 Tell us about yourself:

List your credentials, and your background or expertise in the area you are writing about, along with any books or articles you have had published. (We don’t require current Leo authors to lists their articles or books.)

 Tell us about your book project:

  • What is the purpose of your book? 
  • Please list up to 3 books similar to yours.  
  • What are the unique features that differentiate your book from those you listed?
  • What fresh approach does your book offer to an existing area or subject of interest?
  • Give us a brief description of your book and your marking plan for your book.

 What we need included with your project:

  • Outline: Please supply about 100-word outline for each chapter in your book project.
  • Sample Chapters: Please provide TWO  sample chapters.
  • Please include any photographs or illustrations that will be used in your sample chapters.

 Please note, at this time, Seagull Books cannot accept interior color photographs, black and white only.  (Children’s books, up to 40 pages can have color illustrations or photographs.)  Any photographs or illustrations MUST be free of ANY copyright restrictions.

Please submit to submit.seagullbooks@leopublishing.net Paste into the BODY of the E-MAIL.  Attachments won’t be reviewed!

Only submit if your manuscript is complete. We do not accept proposed projects, only those that are complete and ready for publication.  

If we like what we see, we’ll want the entire package.   

Please allow up to 3 months for a response from Seagull Books.   

For questions, please contact us at: seagullbooks@leopublishing.net