Submission Guidelines

1. FICTION: A thoughtful one page letter describing the novel along with SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) for response. Or query by email, info@baldibooks.com. If we ask to read the novel, we will ask for the entire manuscript.

2. NONFICTION: A descriptive query describing the questions you are raising in your work along with SASE for response and/or return of material. Or query by email, info@baldibooks.com.

On the basis of the query, we may ask for more material. Please allow at least two weeks for consideration of the query letter.

If we want to read your work, we may respond by email to your snail mail letter. Please include email address and phone number in your query letter.

Having responded with interest to your nonfiction query, we will ask for a PDF proposal.
A proposal includes:
• an introduction
• an annotated table of contents (offers a sense of structure/outline of the project)
• a chapter from the work in progress, usually the first chapter
• back matter: examples of other published articles, vita

If you approach other agents simultaneously, please let us know you are doing so.

Other tips:

Best foot forward. Please make sure your manuscript is as clean, lean and mean as possible.

Please be patient, it takes time to read.

No reading fee.

It all depends on the writing.

Our interests include:
General fiction
Reference
Biography
Computers/technology
Business/investing/finance  
Mind/body/spirit
Travel
Lifestyle
Cookbooks
Science
Cultural history
Literary fiction
Gay/lesbian fiction
Hybrid/creative nonfiction
Memoir
History

 

I am look for great nonfiction proposals about:
— what museums will be like in the future
— anything with anthropocene in the subtitle
— what it takes to become an architect
— water conservation for dummies
— what happens to art during bad times (like now)

To date, we have repped many books (memoir/narrative) about how one becomes (you fill in the blank), such as:
comic:
choreographer:
furry:
drummer:
bookshop keeper:  
musician:
drag queen:
hustler:
cleaning lady:
writer:
psychologist:
engineer:
YES, I CAN SAY THAT
DANCING MAN
FURRY NATION
STICKING IT OUT
NIGHTS AT RIZZOLI
PRACTICING
DIARY OF A DRAG QUEEN
ASSUMING THE POSITION  
OTHER PEOPLE'S DIRT
WRITING PAST DARK
HEARING VOICES
THE IDEA FACTORY
Judy Gold
Bob Avian with Tom Santopietro  
Joe Strike
Patti Niemi
Felice Picano
Glenn Kurtz
Daniel Harris
Rick Whitaker
Louise Rafkin
Bonnie Friedman
Scott Haas
Pepper White
Dey Street/Harper Collins  
U. of Miss. Press
Cleiss Press
ECW
O/R Books
Knopf/Vintage
Avalon
4 Walls 8 Windows
Algonquin
Harper Collins
Dutton
Dutton
2020
2020
2017
2016
2014
2005
2001
2000
1998
1993
1990
1989

We are not looking for:
Children's, middle grade, young adult
Christian
Genre category fiction: science fiction, fantasy, westerns, mysteries, women's romances, thrillers
Poetry
Plays, teleplays or screenplays
Novellas
Fiction novels