Submission Guidelines

Soft Skull Press is an independent publisher of books that engage art, culture, and current events in new and radical ways. During the month of October 2018, Soft Skull Press is accepting proposals for single-authored book-length works of nonfiction. Please submit a proposal that includes 1-3 sample chapters (maximum word count: 10,000). Before submitting, please take time to read some of our previously published works.

Please send a cover letter with your submission. In the letter, please include a brief synopsis of your project, and at least two Soft Skull books or authors that you see your work in conversation with. Please also specify whether you have a completed manuscript, and if not, when you expect to have one completed, and any foreseeable requirements that will be needed for completion.

We will consider one proposal per writer. Fiction and poetry manuscripts will not be considered at this time.

We accept all submissions through Submittable. The portal is shared with our sister publisher Catapult, and the Soft Skull submission category will appear and open to submissions on October 1, 2018.

Your book will arrive via USPS in 5-10 business days.

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