Storey Publishing: Accepting Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone

The founders of Storey Publishing, John and Martha Storey, bought the publishing arm of Garden Way. They initially named their new business Storey Communications before renaming to Storey Publishing. Their mission is to provide practical information that encourages independence in a way that is harmonious with the environment. The books they publish encourage and instruct readers of all ages of ways to enrich their lives through hand-on activities and experiences. All of what they publish is nonfiction and they covered such varied topics as home reference, crafts, beer & wine, raising animals, homesteading, and mind/body/spirit.

Storey became a part of Workman Publishing family in 2000. Storey’s offices are located on the campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.

It is easy to get a feel for what they publish by visiting their back catalog here.

They try to respond to all submissions within three months. They ask that all submissions include:

  • A letter of introduction.
  • A one-paragraph description of your book.
  • A brief statement explaining why you think your book is needed and describing the potential readers of the book.
  • A list of recent books (if any) similar to your own, with a thorough explanation of how yours will be different.
  • A table of contents, including a brief description of each chapter, including a complete list of projects, if appropriate.
  • Your thoughts about the length, format, and photographic/illustrative requirements of the book.
  • A bio with a focus on your credentials for writing the book and your ability to promote it to a wide audience.
  • A sample chapter from the proposed book.
  • For craft books, please include photographs or samples of a few projects.

They prefer emailed submissions, but postal are allowed. To learn more visit their guidelines here.