We do not accept unsolicited submissions.
Please do not send us unsolicited submissions. Any unsolicited submissions sent to Straylight Publishing will be returned or destroyed upon receipt. We won’t read them or write you back. We won’t call or send you flowers either.
But we do respond to query letters.
If you think we might be interested in publishing something you’ve written or want to write, send us a formal query letter or email. We try to respond to queries within ten business days of receipt, so please be patient. Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Query letter” in the subject line. Send physical mail, if that’s your thing, to this address:
Straylight Publishing, L.L.C.
P.O. Box 1305
Chalmette, LA 70044
And here’s what you write.
Writing a query letter is easy. We just need to know a few important things:
- What’s your piece about?
- How long is it? Word count is best.
- Who are you? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
- Have you ever been published before? Where? When? What topics?
- Who is the audience for your work?
- How do we contact you to reply?
If you have a topic outline or a table of contents, feel free to send that along as well.
Do not send any part of the manuscript with your letter.
Seriously, re-read the first section above. If we receive all or some of a manuscript without asking for it, we won’t look at it. We’re just going to send it back to you or destroy it. You don’t want your work treated like that, do you?
We’re a legal publisher, and that’s what we do best.
Straylight Publishing specializes in publishing books about the law. We’re especially fond of Louisiana law. Those are the topics we know, love, and publish. If you send us a query letter for your book on another topic, we’ll certainly consider it. But keep in mind that if it falls too far outside our core competency, we may reject your idea just because we’re not the right people to publish it. Sorry, it’s not you; it’s us.