SANTA MONICA PRESS
Santa Monica Press has been publishing an eclectic line of non-fiction books for over 25 years. Our critically acclaimed titles are sold in chain, independent, on-line, and university bookstores around the world, as well as in some of the most popular retail, gift, and museum outlets in North America. Our authors are recognized experts who are sought after by the media and receive newspaper, magazine, internet, social media, radio, and television coverage both nationally and internationally. At Santa Monica Press, we’re not afraid to cast a wide editorial net. Our list of lively and modern non-fiction titles includes books in such categories as pop culture, film, music, humor, biography, travel, and sports, as well as regional titles focused on California. We have recently added Young Adult Fiction and Young Adult Narrative Non-Fiction to our list! Remember to look for the shell!
Santa Monica Press is excited to announce the launch of Santa Monica Press/Teen. We are actively looking for Young Adult Fiction proposals in the Historical Fiction category only, with an emphasis on 20th-century historical fiction. We are also seeking Young Adult Narrative Non-Fiction proposals, and we are open to both contemporary as well as historical narratives. We are specifically seeking captivating and unusual stories, featuring a unique and compelling author’s voice. Please see our Author Guidelines page to learn what we like to see in a book proposal.
WE LOVE TO RECEIVE BOOK PROPOSALS FROM BOTH AUTHORS AND AGENTS! WE ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS VIA EMAIL FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES ONLY:
Biography & Memoir
Film, Theater, & TV
Reference & Social Sciences
Young Adult Fiction (Historical Fiction only)
Young Adult Narrative Non-Fiction (Both Contemporary and Historical Narrative Non-Fiction)
NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS
We only accept proposals via email; any proposals sent via snail mail will be rejected and you will not receive a response. Please place your cover letter in the body of the email, and the rest of your submission with all of the information requested above in one attached Word document or PDF. Please do not send multiple files containing each requested item above, and please do not send any links where files must be downloaded.
Send your proposal to:
You can expect a reply within three months of our receipt of your proposal. Please do not follow up with a phone call or email.