Does Montlake accept unagented submissions? Looks like… yes

PSA: I’d been researching places to submit my current manuscript, and had been trying to determine if Amazon’s new romance line, Montlake Publishing, accepts submission, and if so, if they accept unagented submissions. I found various sites and blogs giving conflicting answers. On the Montlake website, I was only able to find the following: 

Nothing anywhere about what information they want, etc. So, I took a stab in the dark and sent a query letter with a pasted synopsis, and received the following automated email response, detailing what they would like submissions to contain. Wish I had known before, and I’m debating if I should re-query more completely, but I hope this helps out other authors who are hoping to submit to this exciting new line:

Thank you for your interest in Montlake Romance. We are currently acquiring romance novels and romantic women’s fiction. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond to every request. Should we be interested in publishing your work, we will contact you with further details. Submission requirements:   Proposals and manuscripts should only be submitted to one imprint or editor at a time. We will communicate internally to make sure your work finds its best home.        If you are represented by an agent, please have your agent submit your proposal.         . Submissions should include the following information:

  • Title and author in the subject line
  • Short synopsis of the book
  • Brief bio and bibliography of author
  • Is this an exclusive submission
  • Complete manuscript (Word file, Times New Roman 12 pt)
  • Comparable authors or titles
  • Marketing strengths

One Comment  to  Does Montlake accept unagented submissions? Looks like… yes

  1. I saw the following post by one of the Montlake authors:

    I recently sent my submission directly to Kelli Martin. Now, of course the information on Amazon’s website is different, but I wanted to submit to a specific editor. LOL we’ll see how this goes.

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