Non-Fiction Manuscript Submissions

What are we looking for? Meadowlark is most interested in publishing full-length memoirs, true stories of growing up, lives lived, in the Midwest. While we will consider manuscripts of any length, a minimum of 50,000 words is recommended for memoir submissions.

We are looking for memoir writers who draw us in with story, who can make us feel the experience of living in a particular time or place.

Other types of non-fiction will be considered, as well. If you have a complete manuscript that you feel is a fit for Meadowlark, send it along!

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.

The entire submission should be sent as an email attachment (one document – as described above) to Subject line should read, “Memoir Query” or “Other Non-Fiction Query.” Do not attach multiple files to the email. Submissions are accepted only in the months of October, November, and December.

Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via email reply within 10 days. Please do not contact us regarding the status of your submission unless you wish to pull your submission from consideration because it has been accepted elsewhere.