Brash Books: Crime Publisher Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone

Important: Read This Before Submitting Your Manuscript

Seven common manuscript submissions mistakes that are very easy to avoid.

Brash Books is a company that specializes in publishing crime novels. Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman, both best-selling, Edgar nominated authors, started the company. The books they publish have electronic and print editions.

Brash Books publishes psychological thrillers, murder mysteries, international espionage, and police procedurals. The website has a cocky, over-confident tone, and it focuses on selling books and promoting authors rather than finding new authors. That is always a good sign. Even if the cocky tone gets on my nerves, it is what should expect if the name of the company is Brash Books.

They are open to submissions of crime manuscripts. When you are submitting please include two chapters of your manuscript (double-spaced it cannot exceed 25 pages in length), as well as a synopsis (double-spaced and cannot exceed one page). Submit this work by email only after double checking their submission guidelines to make sure you’re work aligns with what they are looking for. They accept electronic submissions of Microsoft Word documents or PDF documents only.

They are not interested in books about or involving serial killers, alcoholic private eyes, and burnt out homicide detectives. They go into greater detail about what they don’t want on their website.

They are not interested in publishing previously self published books!

To learn more about Brash Books visit their website here.


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