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Fiction Manuscript Submissions

The next open reading period for Fiction will be in 2024 - dates to be announced.

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):

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript should include:  
  • 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.
  • In no more than one page, tell us why you think your story is a good fit for Meadowlark
  • Please share an overview of your marketing plan.
  • submit