If you submit a proposal in electronic form, please use a standard word processing program such as Microsoft Word, and send the proposal as a file attachment to your e-mail. Do not type your entire proposal as e-mail text.
If you submit a proposal in printed form by regular mail, do not submit handwritten material. Do not send an original copy. Proposals must be typewritten or letter-quality computer generated, on 8-1/2" x 11" good white paper, double-spaced with at least 1" wide margins all around. Please include your contact information directly on the proposal.
Please include the following information in your proposal:
Description of the Book
Include background information on the subject, details on the particular approach you intend to take toward the subject, approximate estimated length of the book (in words), and anticipated special features such as photos, other elements. The National Writers Press prefers to work with completed manuscripts. If your manuscript is not finished, please let us know how much time you will require to complete a full manuscript.
Competition for Your Book
List other available books that the reader for your book might purchase as an alternative. Describe how your book will offer the more appealing alternative. Do not include competitive books that are widely different in scope or format from your proposed book.
Outline of Content
At a minimum, include chapter titles and a brief description of each chapter. Include major subheads if you have them. Make sure the subheads are clearly descriptive of the content.
Include a sample chapter or chapter segment from the proposed book. This should be the first three chapters. Please do not send a chapter from the middle of the manuscript. The sample should be at least five pages long, but no more than 20 pages. If you will be supplying photos or illustrations with your manuscript, please indicate them.
Send your proposal to:
National Writers Press, Inc.
17011 Lincoln Avenue, #421
Parker, CO 80134
E-mail your proposal to:
Please understand that National Writers Press does not assume responsibility for any unsolicited proposal or manuscript that we may receive, and specifically we are not responsible for returning your proposal, nor do we guarantee a response. If you mail a proposal and want to be sure we have received it, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard, which we will return when your proposal is received.
A proposal may be rejected for a number of reasons, including but not limited to quality of writing, market need for the subject, appropriateness for the series or imprint, author credentials, and duplication of idea or concept already published or under consideration by National Writers Press. Even though we might reject your proposal, we reserve the right to publish a book by a different author based on a similar idea or concept. If you do not hear from us within three months, you should assume that your proposal has not been accepted.