FICTION, NONFICTION, AND McMULLENS SUBMISSIONS
Submissions are currently closed. We’ll be using the next couple of months to catch up on our reading. We want to make sure your work is given fair consideration and, in order to do so, we need more time. We appreciate your patience!
Hi there. If you’ve read Mission Street Food, you know that McSweeney’s has started a new food imprint, called McSweeney’s Insatiables. We’ll be publishing cookbooks and other books of the food-related sort.
If you’re familiar with McSweeney’s, you know that much of the fiction you find in McSweeney’s—be it the Quarterly or rectangulars—comes to us from kind strangers. The same goes for Insatiables. We don’t particularly care about culinary school or Michelin stars. First and foremost, we’re interested in cookbooks that tell a unique story.
Please submit your proposals to Rachel Khong, firstname.lastname@example.org
The McSweeney’s Poetry Series publishes approximately four books each year. We are open to all styles of poetry, but please note that although we like to thumb through the occasional anthology ourselves, for the time being we are interested in original manuscripts.
Complete, book-length manuscripts should be sent with a cover letter via MS Word document or PDF to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you haven’t received a response within six months, feel free to follow up by email. Please be kind and let us know if your manuscript has been accepted elsewhere.
Include your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address, ideally on every page of your submission. Feel free to include a cover letter and brief biography of yourself. Let us know why your book would be at home at McSweeney’s.
McSweeney’s continues to be a very small operation. We do read all the submissions we receive, though it might take a while. Thanks in advance for your patience.