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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


Phoenix Media & Books is a traditional, independent publisher. We value authentic stories inspired by the spectrum of unique lived experiences that can be relatable for readers of any background. 

Working with Phoenix Media & Books will be a collaborative effort. We want to do more than see your work. We want to know your why, so we can help you share your passion with the world.

Your stories matter.
Your art matters.
Your vision matters. 

We appreciate your interest in collaborating with us.

Phoenix Media & Books is currently closed to submissions. Please subscribe to our newsletter for information on upcoming submission windows, event appearances, publishing tips, new book offerings, and more.

If we met you at an event or have requested material from you, please submit your manuscript sample within three months at {submissions at phoenixmediaandbooks dot com} with the words QUERY: EDITOR'S NAME in the subject line. Please read more about our team members to know if one of us is the best fit for your book. Do not submit the same work to multiple editors. We are a collaborative team, and we will pass work along as needed for consideration.

As a reminder, we are interested in:

  • Children’s fiction and non-fiction picture books

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

  • Memoir

  • Contemporary Romance

  • Women’s Fiction

  • Psychological Thrillers / Suspense

  • Self-Help

  • Poetry


​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 where we met within the query, if applicable.)

  • Statement of Inspiration (Within the query, please answer the question: what inspired this work?)

  • 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/or 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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