How to submit: send us a query!
We welcome queries from writers and agents. Your query should be a 3-5 paragraph email summarizing your book, explaining why you think it would be a good fit for Belt, and providing us information about your previous publications and relevant experience.
If we think the query has potential for us, we will reply and request a full proposal. (A good resource for how to write book proposals can be found here.) If you do not hear from us after a month, assume we are not interested.
What we are looking for:
Editors interested in adding to our City Anthology Series.
Cartographers interested in adding to our 50 Maps Series.
Food writers and recipe developers for our Cookbook Series.
Novelists with a book in which place is a main character (as is Detroit in Boys Come First)
We are also actively acquiring books about natural and environmental history, historical and natural field guides, politics, the regional roots of a musical genre, researched nonfiction on topical issues, books about place not covered in the above series, and queries that make us go "wow what a great idea, and what a good fit it would be for us."
Please send all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org, and only there. Do not include a proposal or any attachments. We read them all, we promise!