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not use this category for previously unpublished work even if you are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next (unpublished) book in the series.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a standalone, we would expect to see a separate (unpublished) submission.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their career with new, unpublished work.
submit previously published material please provide a query letter with:
- book description
- overview of author’s career
- explanation of where the title was previously
- 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.