Manuscript Submissions

cropped-meredith-etc-logo3Meredith Etca small press, publishes memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, books of poetry, and short story anthologies. Meredith Coleman McGee is the acquisition editor. She was formerly the acquisition editor of Mose Dantzler Press.

Meredith Etc presents readers with stories about current, charged, and historical issues, and books about fascinating and timeless characters. Our book collection includes 25 print books and 8 audiobooks by 16 authors. Shop now! http://www.meredithetc.com

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Mose Danztler Press no longer accepts submissions for publication.

Meredith Etc published Odyssey, a collection of poems and other writings by Meredith Coleman McGee and Reverse Guilty Plea, a novella by William Trest, Jr. November 25, 2013. Starkishia: Estrella, a memoir by Starkishia was published May 18, 2014, and Southern Jewel: The Elements Within, adult poetry by Ty A. Patterson was released August 15, 2014. Social Justice and Christianity by Rev. Louis Hathorn is forthcoming, and a crime thriller is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2015 by Anthony Ellis.

AUTHOR SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

MEMOIRS: Mail Cover Letter, Book Proposal, and 2 chapters

AUTOBIOGRAPHIES/BIOGRAPHIES: Mail Cover Letter, Book Proposal, and 2 chapters

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BOOKS OF POETRY: Mail Cover Letter, Chapter Outline, and 12 poems

SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGIES: Mail Cover Letter, Book Proposal, and five short stories

OTHER GENRES: are considered on a case by case basis

Mail author submissions to (include SASE):

Meredith C. McGee, Acquisitions Editor

Meredith Etc  1052 Maria Court  Jackson, MS 39204

Contact the acquisition editor before emailing submissions (book proposal, chapters, poems…)

http://www.meredithetc.com (Click & Buy Meredith Etc books now)

meredithcmcgee@gmail.com

COVER LETTER DETAILS:

The cover letter should include contact information, brief overview of work including genre, number of chapters, poems, or short stories, manuscript page count, prospective completion time frame, publishing goals, professional writing background…

BOOK PROPOSAL DETAILS:

Please provide a 1 1/2 page cover letter, a 1-3 page book synopsis, a 500 – 750 word author biography, a one paragraph outline or overview of each chapter, a list of similar or competing titles, a marketing plan or chart, a résumé or vita, and sample writings (two chapters…).

What is a book proposal?

The book proposal is a 8 to 30 (or so) page manuscript that a writer uses to pitch a nonfiction book to publishers. It should build a complete argument for the book idea. Chiefly, a good proposal will cover:

  • what the book is about,
  • why you’re the perfect person to write this book,
  • who will buy the book, and
  • how you are going to convey the message.

Book Proposal Components:

  1. Overview of book
  2. Target audience
  3. About the author (2 paragraphs)
  4. Marketing/book promotional plan
  5. Competitive titles
  6. Chapter Outline (Contents)
  7. Sample Chapter, Poems, Short Stories
  8. Résumé/Curriculum Vita

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