Written by Emily Harstone November 30th, 2017

Bellevue Literary Press: Now Accepting Book Submissions

UPDATED OCT 6, 2020 – They have temporarily closed to unsolicited submissions because of COVID-19. They plan to re-open to submissions and they ask that interested writers keep checking back.

Bellevue Literary Press publishes works of narrative nonfiction and literary fiction geared towards a general readership. They are open to unsolicited submissions of both kinds of work. The work they publish explores the intersection between arts and science. Many of the characters in the fictional work that they publish are doctors and scientists, but many of their books also focus on the natural world. They seem to publish about four novels for every work of non-fiction they publish.

They are based out of Bellevue Hospital and are part of the NYU School of Medicine. But they are different from most academic presses, as their focus is work with literary merit that is mostly read outside of the classroom context.

They have a large experienced staff and a board, which many literary presses do not have.

Their books have good distribution and they are frequently reviewed by revered publications such as The New Yorker and The New York Times.

All submissions must be made via email and you must follow their clear guidelines to submit.

Only submit full, completed fiction manuscripts for consideration.

Notably, for their non-fiction submissions, there does not necessarily need to be a full manuscript or synopsis. But in the absence of a mull manuscript, there must be a comprehensive proposal.

To learn more or submit, go here.


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