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When we are open to submissions, we will include detailed instructions about how to submit your work,

and we will respond to queries within four weeks. 

We accept queries for any genre and audience of books except horror.

Levitating Objects


Thank you for your interest in collaborating.
Phoenix Media & Books is currently closed to submissions. We will announce open calls to submit periodically. Our next anticipated opening will be fall of 2023. Please subscribe to our newsletter for information on upcoming submission windows, event appearances, publishing tips, new book offerings, and more.


Right now, we are interested in:

  • Children’s fiction and non-fiction picture books

  • MG/YA humor, coming of age, light fantastical elements.

  • Memoir

  • Contemporary Romance

  • Women’s Fiction

  • Psychological Thrillers / Suspense

  • Self-Help

  • Poetry 


To submit, please email us at with the word QUERY in the subject line.

Please keep in mind, authentic voices are the most important element to any book we publish. We want to know why your project is significant to you, where you see it within the publishing market, and what your plan is to share your book with the world. Please prepare the following for each submission:

  • Query (please include the event within the query)

  • Authenticity statement (within the query)

  • One page synopsis and first three chapters for novel length works

  • Full manuscript for picture books

  • Social media handles

  • Your plan for marketing and engaging with your audience both prior to and after publication.

  • Please paste all information in the body of your email submission. Attachments will not be opened.

If you are a member of any marginalized community, including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and DISABLED, please know that we both welcome and value your voices.


Thank you.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

We receive a good number of messages from motivated, enthusiastic creators. Please be patient with us as it may take up to four weeks to respond. This is not a place to send submissions.

Thanks for reaching out! We will respond as soon as possible.

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