Written by Emily Harstone May 9th, 2024

Press Box Books: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Press Box Books is an imprint of North Star Editions.

North Star Editions is a Minnesota-based publishing company that publishes fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. They have two other imprints that we reviewed in the past, Jolly Fish and Flux. None of their other imprints are regularly open to submissions. 

Press Box Books focuses on publishing nonfiction about sports. You can get a feel for what they have published in the past by visiting their catalogue here. They publish books for children, teens, and adults as part of the Press Box line, and when you look at the individual sets and book listings they make it clear who the intended audience is.

As part of their submission guidelines they state they are “always interested in new projects that offer a fresh perspective or untold story in the sports realm.”

In they body of the email they ask for a query letter that includes a 1-2 paragraph synopsis, a short bio. They also ask that you share the names of 3-5 comparative books published within the last 5 years with an explanation explaining what sets your book apart. They also want your email address and phone number.

They also want a sample chapter attached. All submissions should be made via email.

You can read their submission guidelines here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2024 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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