Memoir Manuscript Submissions

The next open reading period for non-fiction is January 15-February 28, 2021

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 nonfiction 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):

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