Written by Emily Harstone January 17th, 2019

Arcade Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Arcade Publishing is an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, a large independent publisher with a number of imprints. They have good distribution, and while there have been complaints about their behavior in the past, over the past two years they seem to have cleaned up their act. To learn more about Skyhorse as a whole, please read this review. In this review I am only focusing on the Arcade imprint. Arcade publishes fiction and nonfiction.

They accept proposal submissions. If you are submitting nonfiction, your book does not need to be complete in order to submit it. If you are submitting fiction your manuscript must be complete, even though you are only submitting a partial one. They accept work in the following categories:

  • Adventure and Travel
  • Fiction
  • History
  • Literary Nonfiction
  • Military History
  • Business
  • Memoir
  • Arts
  • Nature and Science
  • Food and Wine
  • Current Events

It is a good idea to get a feel for what they publish by browsing their catalog here. To learn more about Arcade as an imprint go here.

When you submit make sure to include a brief query letter, a one to two page synopsis, an annotated chapter outline (for nonfiction, I don’t think this is for fiction), market analysis (this should be more in-depth for non fiction proposals), a sample chapter or two, and your CV or Bio including a list of all your previous publishing credits.

All submissions must be made via email. If they are interested in seeing more they should contact you around the 4 week mark. If they do not respond to your submission within 6 weeks, assume rejection. Do not query.

To learn more visit their website here.


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