Before submitting a manuscript for possible acquisition by Magination Press, you must send a query letter first. If the query letter appeals to the editors, they will contact you and ask that you submit a full proposal, which should include the following material:

  • Brief synopsis: Provide a brief summary of the story or nonfiction work. Be sure to specify the psychological issue or situation you are addressing.
  • Complete manuscript: Please send a complete story or nonfiction manuscript, table of contents, and all end matter (reference list, additional resources, and afterword).
  • Audience: Specify the intended age of the reader, and the situations and uses you envision for the book.
  • Author’s credentials: Include a resume or curriculum vitae.

Query letters must be submitted via email or mail. They will only respond if they are interested.

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