Ig Publishing: Now Open to Manuscript Queries

Written by Emily Harstone

Important: Read This Before Submitting Your Manuscript

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

Ig Publishing is a New York based small press that focuses on publishing literary fiction and progressive political nonfiction. The books they’ve published have won or been honorable mentions for many major awards, and are frequently mentioned on “best of” year end lists.

While they are not open to unsolicited manuscripts they do accept unsolicited queries, although they ask that they be made via email. This means that you can send them your query letter directly, but not your manuscript or an excerpt of it. They will only get in contact with you if they are interested in seeing more.

You should only submit your query after thoroughly investigating the site and seeing if it is a good fit for your work. Reviewing the titles they have most recently published can be the most helpful in terms of that.

They have excellent distribution, terrific covers, and a well laid out website. The books they have published have been featured or mentioned in most major North American news sources.

To learn more, go here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsThe 2019 Guide to Manuscript PublishersSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The Authors Publish Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Publishing.

She occasionally teaches a course on manuscript publishing, as well as a course on publishing in literary journals.

You can follow her on Facebook here.


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