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.
WE LOVE TO RECEIVE BOOK PROPOSALS FROM BOTH AUTHORS AND AGENTS! WE ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS VIA EMAIL OR REGULAR MAIL 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)
If you choose to send your proposal via email, 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. If you would like to receive a response to your mailed proposal, you must include a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope. If you would like to have your material returned, you must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope of the appropriate size with sufficient return postage. Please do not send a mailed proposal in any manner that requires a signature upon delivery.
Note to authors who reside outside of the
U.S. and Canada:
We do not accept International Response Coupons and therefore cannot return your mailed material. You may, however, include your email address with your material, and we will send you a response.
Send your proposal to:
P.O. Box 850
Solana Beach, CA 92075
You can expect a reply within two months of our receipt of your proposal. Please do not follow up with a phone call or email.