Seventh Street Books: Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Written by Emily Harstone

Seventh Street Books is the mystery imprint of the established non-fiction publisher Prometheus Books. They are distributed by Random House. They publish only mystery and thrillers, but are open to a variety of sub-genres, including legal thrillers.

Seventh Street Books has a memorable tag line: “Where fiction is a crime”.

Seventh Street Books has only been around since 2012 but they have published a number of best selling and critically acclaimed books in that period of time. These books include The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel, The Cold Cold Ground, and Hammett Unwritten.

They like publishing individual books and series’ that contain well developed and memorable characters.

Their website is easy to navigate and professional. Their covers are intriguing and well designed. To get a better idea of what they have previously published you can browse their catalog.

Also, it is nice to know that sample chapters of their most recent novels are available for free here. This is a great way to get a better feel for what they publish.

They only accept submissions via email. Your email should include your name, address, telephone number, and an up to three paragraph synopsis of your work. The manuscript should be completed and attached as a Word or RTF file. New authors and authors without agents should include the full manuscript.

To learn more about their submission guidelines, visit them here.