please follow our guideline with care
*Submissions Are Closed Until May 2020*
To The Inquisitive Mind:
The Parliament House is seeking new initiates.
We go to great lengths to acquire new voices to speak into the void; to reach into the hearts of readers. Seek and you shall discover, submit and you shall have your answers. If you are chosen, a Parliament House Acolyte will divine unto you the final word and passage through our humble doors.
Choose your words wisely, initiate.
The Parliament House
To submit your novel, you will need to supply us with a query letter, complete with a summary teaser summary (what might appear on the back cover of your book), and the first three chapters.
Please do not send it as an attachment.
All information must be provided in the body of your email.
Please also include the following:
The Title of Your Manuscript
Let Us Know If This Is Part of A Series or Standalone
The Genre of Your Series
*New to The Parliament House, we are asking that you query one of our Submissions Editors based on your novel’s genre and our individual interests. You can then tailor your query to their tastes, which we strongly encourage.
You will find a listing of our current acolytes
and their individual interest posted below.
In the subject line, please write: QUERY - (Genre), (Title), (Name)
Example: QUERY - DF, NA, The Red-Eyed Ravens, Jane Doe
If your query is chosen, and one of our editors has requested your full manuscript, you will be asked to send a video submission along with your full manuscript. This is part of a new initiative to get to know more about prospective, new authors, and their passion for their work. Gaining this insight will allow us to better gain inspiration regarding moving forward with helping to develop your title and your brand as an author.
It is important to note that these guidelines must be followed. We require that you read the instructions and submit based on our preferences.
*Should these instructions be ignored, or overlooked, we will terminate your query promptly. Please allow us up to two weeks to consider your query. If you do not hear from us, please follow up with the initial editor you submitted to via their direct email address. DO NOT reach out to us, The Parliament House, or an acolyte on any social media platform. Your query will be terminated promptly.
Thank you for your consideration.
Amanda likes her books like she likes her coffee: dark and bitter.
She loves to read books on cold and rainy days.
Her interests vary, but she is looking for the next great, gothic romance -
like Crimson Peak!
Chantal has grown up enjoying all things Disney and fairy tales.
She enjoys reading new versions of her favorite tales in her free time.
Chantal also enjoys romance of all kinds, and is looking for manuscripts
that are whimsical, paranormal, fantastical, and have strong character leads.
She wants a story that has something to say and isn't afraid to press the envelope!
Alyssa loves to be curled up and cozy with a nice cup of coffee in one hand and a book in the other.
She enjoys reading paranormal fantasy and any darker themed novels.
Alyssa is looking for manuscripts of similar genres
(and wouldn’t mind a nice slow-burn romance)!
Darker Themed Novels
Michael’s tastes run the gamut from fast paced thrillers to slow burn mysteries and long science fiction/fantasy epics, and even shorter, punchier science fiction stories. Michael looks for manuscripts in a similar vein. He is willing to put in the work to follow complex world building, but also enjoys simpler stories. His main goal with reading fiction is to get lost in a story.
Fantasy (high/epic, low, urban, grimdark)
Sci-fi (hard, soft, space opera, steampunk, silkpunk)
Mystery (modern and historical)
Horror (open to anything - zombies welcome)
Thrillers (action, murder, mystery)
Cindy loves all things Fantasy. She is looking for exciting manuscripts with strong characters and world-building, as well as fresh takes on classic fairy tales. Own Voices, LGBTQ+, Vampires, Necromancy, and slow-burn romance are all at the top of her wishlist.
Young Adult Fantasy