Gibbs Smith: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone | October 4, 2017

Gibbs Smith is an established publisher with good distribution and a focus on cook books, interior design and architecture books, and board books for children. They have published a number of bestsellers, including a board book version of Pride & Prejudice. Gibbs Smith is primarily a non-fiction publisher which is just now entering the fiction market for adults and middle readers.

For small children they publish activity books, picture books, and board books. They have already had a fair amount of success in this genre. They are currently accepting submissions in a genre which is new to them, historical fiction for adults and middle grade readers.

Historical fiction stories must be set at least 40 years in the past, and the book proposed may be stand alone or be part of a larger series. If it is part of a larger series they want you to include information about the potential additional books. They are not interested in books that contain explicit sex or graphic violence. They will launch this new line of books in the fall of 2018.

They accept all submissions via email, and do not accept any mailed submissions. They have different email addresses for different categories of submissions and have specific requirements for each one, so please read carefully about the category you are considering submitting to. Some categories require full manuscripts, others partial.

They do not respond to submissions they are not interested in. If you have not heard from them in 12 weeks, it is safe to assume they are not interested in your manuscript.

To learn more, please visit their submission guidelines here.