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*Sorry, Unsolicited Submissions Are Closed Until May 2020. Please Check Back For Updates
When it comes to new prospects, the Parliament House has a sharp and discerning taste. We specialize in fantasy, be it paranormal, contemporary, urban, or otherwise. Your characters must be unique and your voice must capture our attention. We are looking for the different and unusual, not another Twilight or Harry Potter retelling (though classic fairy tale retellings are acceptable, as long as they have a fresh twist).
Some examples of our reading tastes include The Night Circus, Six of Crows, Shadow and Bone, The Witch's Daughter, and Nevermore...just to name a few. And we do like romantic elements.
Your novel should be between 50,000 to 140,000 words and should have already gone through rounds of beta reading, editing, sweat, and tears. We will not accept the half-baked.
The Parliament House will no longer accept previously-published titles.
Unpublished manuscripts only.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Please include your query letter and the first three chapters of your manuscript in the body of your email. NO ATTACHMENTS PLEASE!
Your query letter should include your word count, summary of your novel, your social media and contact information, as well as a short description of your marketing plans, and whether or not your book is intended to be part of a series or stand-alone. (We design extensive marketing plans around each project we accept including ads and press releases, but we also expect the author to work as hard as we do!)
We make sure to involve the author in all creative choices, from the cover and interior designs, to the blurb, to the way we market. We understand this is your baby!