Fiction Manuscript Submissions

We are not currently accepting Fiction Manuscript submissions. Please check back.

What are we looking for? Meadowlark is interested in publishing full-length novels and/or collections of short stories. While we will consider manuscripts of any length, a minimum of 50,000 words is recommended for fiction submissions.

Any genre will be considered, but we are especially interested in stories that take place in the Midwest and/or follow themes or characters that have a strong Midwest connection.

Please read this page before submitting a manuscript to Meadowlark Books.

Prepare your submission, as follows, in a single Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text File (.rtf):

Page 1
Author Name (as it will appear on your book, should we publish it)
Author contact, including mailing address, email address, phone number.
Author website (if applicable)
Author bio (book worthy – no more than 300 words)
List of books published, including dates and publisher (if any) or significant publications in journals, magazines, online, etc.

Page 2
In no more than one page, tell us why you think your fiction manuscript is a good fit for Meadowlark. 

Page 3
Begin your manuscript here, starting with the title page. Include a complete list of chapters or story titles in order (no page numbers). Include any section or division headings. Manuscript should also include author bio, personal acknowledgments, and publishing acknowledgments.