Llewellyn: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Written by Emily Harstone

Important: Read This Before Submitting Your Manuscript

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

Llewellyn is the oldest and largest publisher specializing in books for body, mind, and spirit. They were founded in 1901. They publish books as well as other items, like tarot card decks. They accept submissions on a wide variety of topics, listed below. They try to focus on the practical and self-help aspect of this material.

Alternative health
Angels
Astral projection/OBE
Astrology
Chakras
Cryptozoology
Energy work
Ghost hunting
Intuition
Kabbalah/Qabalah
Life between lives
Magic/magick
Meditation
Paganism
Personal haunting stories
Psychic abilities
Psychic development
Reiki
Reincarnation
Shamanism
Spirit Guides
Spiritual Enlightenment
Tarot books
Tarot card decks
UFOs
Wicca
Witchcraft
Yoga

For a complete list of topics, you should visit their Browse by Category page. They do explicitly note that they are not interested in poetry books, children’s books, spiritual or new age fiction, cookbooks, or channeled books. Their new releases list is particularly helpful.

It is important to note that while they have been around for a long time, they haven’t had nearly as positive a track record when it comes to imprints. Midnight Ink, one of their imprints, was closed in 2019. Flux, their other imprint, has had a history of mostly minor complaints that you can read about here.

I did not find any direct complaints about Llewellyn.

They have major distribution, generally good covers, and a long track record of success in their area of focus.

Llewellyn accepts complete manuscripts and proposals. They accept submissions via email and post.

Their complete guidelines are here. Please follow them carefully. Note that you must keep scrolling down for the Tarot Deck submission guidelines, and the Almanacs, Calendars, and Datebooks guidelines.


Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2021 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.

 

 

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