Please note: as of January 24, 2018, the requirements for this category have been updated. We are no longer accepting submission of manuscripts/synopsis in this category, but are looking at query letters only. 

Also please note that this category is for books that have been previously sold elsewhere. Please do not use this category for previously unpublished work even if you are an author who has published works elsewhere. 

*Please do not submit previously published material to any other Submittable category as it will be deleted.*

Carina Press will consider books that have been previously released or self-published.

  • The author must either currently retain the rights or have a letter of reversion from the original publisher.
  • In addition to the previously published work, we would expect to see a new, never-before-published work submitted. If the previously published book is part of a series, we would expect to see the next (unpublished) book in the series. If the previously published book is a standalone, we would expect to see a separate (unpublished) submission. We are looking for authors who want to work with Carina Press to grow their career with new, unpublished work.

To submit previously published material please provide a query letter with:

    • book description
    • overview of author’s career
    • explanation of where the title was previously published. 
    • If the book is still for sale on etailers, please tell us where it’s for sale. Including any information on sales, number of reviews, average review rating, etc is also helpful.
    • All of the above information is required in the query letter. Without any of this information, we will decline to read further.

If we are interested in reading your manuscript, you will receive an email asking you to submit the manuscript, a synopsis, series outline and overview of new material you are proposing in addition to the previously published work. If you do not have new material in mind, please do not proceed with submission at this time.