Submission Guidelines

We only accept digital submissions. Please send all queries to submissions@jfitzagency.com.

As an agency, we primarily represent books that reflect the popular culture of today being in the forms of fiction, non-fiction, graphic and packaged books.

In order to have your work considered for possible representation, the following information must be submitted. Please submit all information in English even if your manuscript is in another language. Make a valuable first impression: the material doesn’t need to be fancy, but needs to be well organized.

While we do read every proposal that we receive, we will contact you only if we are interested in seeing more. Please do not call or e-mail to see if your submission has been delivered and/or read.

Thank you for considering our agency. We look forward to seeing your work.

 

FOR FICTION QUERIES

Manuscript

Submit a complete manuscript as a word document or pdf.

Cover Letter

Should not be longer than one page. This is an introductory letter of yourself and your book. This should include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Overview

One to two page synopsis of the full plot.

Author Biography

Explain your previous writing history and why you are uniquely qualified to write this book. Have any of your works been published, by whom and how many copies have they sold? Do you have any short stories or articles that have been published in magazines, newspapers, anthologies and have you received any awards?

Competition

What books are in print that most resemble your book? How does you book differ from each of these books? What makes your book similar to one of those successful books and what makes it unique?

Specifications

An estimated word count of your final manuscript. Is the manuscript complete or how much time do you think you will need to complete? Has this manuscript or proposal been sent to other agents and/or publishers and what was the outcome? Will the book include any illustrations, pictures, tables, etc.? Please note that authors are usually responsible for providing and purchasing the rights for any art or reprinted material.

 

FOR NON-FICTION QUERIES

Cover Letter

Should not be longer than one page. This is an introductory letter of yourself and your book. This should include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Overview

One to two page synopsis. If this is a non-fiction book, tell us the purpose of your book. What need does it fulfill? Provide statistics if available.

The following should all be included as an attached Word doc or PDF…

Author Biography

Explain your previous writing history and why you are uniquely qualified to write this book. In the case of non-fiction, what makes you qualified to write this book? Are you an acknowledged expert or have any specialized training on this subject?

Table of Contents/Outline

A one to three page table of contents with a brief description of each of the chapters.

Selling the Book

Explain how will you help sell the book once it is published. What contacts do you have with the media, do you have a monthly column, a radio show, a web site? Are you a member of a relevant association that will help promote the book? Are you willing to organize workshops, lectures, etc. to promote your book?

Competition

What books are in print that most resemble your book? How does you book differ from each of these books? What makes your book similar to one of those successful books and what makes it unique?

Specifications

An estimated word count of your final manuscript. Is the manuscript complete or how much time do you think you will need to complete? Has this manuscript or proposal been sent to other agents and/or publishers and what was the outcome? Will the book include any illustrations, pictures, tables, etc.? Please note that authors are usually responsible for providing and purchasing the rights for any art or reprinted material.

Sample Chapter

A chapter that best represents the book’s basic premise as well as your writing ability.

 

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