Submission Guidelines

E-mail queries can be sent to query@bgliterary.com and should include the word “query” in the subject line. Please know that we will read and respond to every e-query that we receive, provided it is properly addressed and follows the submission guidelines below. We will not respond to e-queries that are addressed to no one, or to multiple recipients.

While we do not require exclusivity, exclusive submissions will receive priority review. If your submission is exclusive to Barry Goldblatt Literary, please indicate so by including the word “Exclusive” in the subject line of your email. If it is not indicated that it is exclusive, we will assume it isn’t.

Your email query should include the following within the body of the email: your query letter, a synopsis of the book, and the first five pages of your manuscript. We will not open or respond to any e-mails that have attachments. You may also include the name of the specific agent you’d like to query, but please understand that querying one of us is querying all of us. If we like the sound of your work, we will request more material from you. Our response time is four weeks on queries, six to eight weeks on full manuscripts. If you haven’t heard from us within that time, feel free to check in via email.