While submissions are open, please send along manuscripts that meet the following criteria—we remain, as always, incredibly excited to read your work. And please note that we only accept electronic manuscripts. Poetry submissions are addressed further down this page, and do not belong on our Submittable site. Because we are a very small organization with an even smaller editorial department, it often takes us a long time to respond to our submitters. We appreciate your patience with us as we work on getting to your manuscript. If you have a query about your submission, please email

There are no guidelines for length.

Complete manuscripts only, with the exception of cookbooks—we are happy to accept cookbook proposals or full manuscripts.

Please do not submit illustrated works. Multiple submissions are fine, but if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your work from our system. If you’ve read all the above, please continue to our Submittable site.

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We are currently not accepting submissions for our children’s book imprint, McSweeney’s McMullens.

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The McSweeney’s Poetry Series publishes new collections of poetry. We are open to all styles. Book-length manuscripts should be sent as a PDF to In the cover letter, please include your name, phone number, and email address. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. We’re a very small operation, and we may not be able to get back to you about the manuscript. We will do our very best. Thanks in advance for your patience.