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Submission Guidelines

Spectrum Audiobooks now has an open call for submissions. That means you can submit your book manuscript for review whether or not you are currently working with a literary agent.We publish both fiction and non-fiction titles, so our submission guidelines are broken down separately for non-fiction and fiction:

Fiction Submission Guidelines

We do not publish or accept submissions for poetry/children’s books. Other than that, we will consider publishing fiction books in most genres if they meet the following guidelines:

  • You must have a completed full-length novel (40,000+ words minimum, depending on genre).
  • Your story must be original. We do not accept fanfiction submissions.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions and submissions from authors with or without literary agents.

We accept fiction submissions in the following genres:

  • SFF, including Gamelit
  • Thriller/Mystery/Police Procedural
  • Fantasy
  • Adventure
  • Romance
  • Young Adult
  • New Adult
  • Historical Fiction
  • Erotic Romance / Erotica

Note: We do not publish short stories or novellas unless the author plans to publish at least one full-length novel in the same genre with us.

Nonfiction Submission Guidelines

We publish nonfiction books in all major markets if they meet the following guidelines:

  • You must be an expert in your market with a unique message to share.
  • Your book must solve a particular problem, provide proven solutions, or offer unique and fresh insights for readers.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions and submissions from authors with or without literary agents.
    We accept submissions for nonfiction books in the following markets:
  • Health and Wellness
  • Bios and Memoirs
  • Business/Personal Finance
  • Relationships
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Self Help / Personal Development
  • Advice and How-To
  • Gardening

We may accept nonfiction submissions in other markets if the author can demonstrate an active fan base and/or marketing plan.


Edit Your Manuscript Before You Submit
Please do your best to edit your manuscript before you submit it for review. If we find countless typos, mistakes, or plot holes in your manuscript, we will tell you that you need to work with an editor and invest more time and effort in the editing process. The submissions that tend to stand out and are most likely to be accepted for a publishing deal are those that are well-edited.

How to Submit a Manuscript
Simply send fill out the Contact Form at the bottom of this page. Please include your full name, a brief (2-3 sentence) description of your proposed book(s) and a link to your website(s) if applicable.
If you have written more than one book, please send the book you’re most confident in. Feel free to mention in your note that you’ve written multiple books, but only send one manuscript for review.
If we accept your manuscript, we’ll talk about other books you’ve written.
If your manuscript isn’t a good fit for us to publish, feel free to send us another book after we’ve responded.

We only accept submissions for original works. All manuscripts are run through advanced plagiarism checking software to certify originality.


Cover Artist Submissions
Please email us with a link to your portfolio. We do not accept physical samples because we work only with digital files for eBook and audiobook publishing.

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