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Submission Guidelines

Please follow the instructions below to submit your non-fiction work for my review.  

 


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Non-fiction:

Verna is currently accepting:

  • Biography/Memoir
  • True Crime
  • Business/Economics
  • Social History/Culture
  • Native American Indian
  • Parenting
  • Women's Issues
  • Health
  • Travel
  • Science

With the exception of memoir, non-fiction does not need to be completed.  A detailed book proposal with a strong marketing plan and platform is absolutely necessary.  I will not look at non-fiction unless accompanied by a book proposal.  Initial query must highlight the marketability and qualifications of the author in order for me to consider requesting the proposal. 


There is never a charge for reading manuscripts.

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In general:

Accepting new non-fiction clients only through a writers conference or a personal referral.  Not accepting fiction.  
   

I consider professionalism just as important as quality writing.  

This is a business - I expect a business letter.

No attachments in the query. They will not be opened.  
No 
unsolicited manuscripts. 
NO PHONE
calls regarding queries. 
Make sure the query is addressed to me, otherwise I consider it spam.
Indicate whether or not this is an exclusive or simultaneous submission, or if a partial or full manuscript is out to other agencies or publishers.  
  

During conference times, a response could take a number of weeks.  Please review my conference schedule to determine my busy times.  Thank you in advance for your patience.

 

Dreisbach Literary Management   I   PO Box 5379 El Dorado Hills CA  95762   I   916 804 5016   I   verna@dreisbachliterary.com