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Submissions are currently closed for 2024. Please check back for an update.

Headline Books only accepts email submissions. Email to 

Headline Books has accounts established with most national book distributors including Baker & Taylor Books, American Wholesale Book Co., Follett Library, The News Group, Hudson News and others. 

Headline Books publishes fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. We have published titles in several different genres (politics, art, current and historical events, self-help, spirituality, etc.), so the only restrictions are: 1) must not be X-rated, and 2) must be your work. We are particularly interested in acquiring authors interested in doing workshops, speaking engagements, and school visits. We currently have 110 active authors who travel and over 400 titles. We do not accept manuscripts for previously published books.


Do not send an entire book. Typically, a submission should include a short cover letter (presenting your background, your reason for writing the book, the audience you envision, etc.), a short synopsis and the first three chapters. Email submissions only but not unsolicited submissions. Please email query first.

Children's Books

Do not send an entire book! Typically, a submission should include a short cover letter (presenting your background, your reason for writing the book, the audience you envision, etc.), and the first three chapters. If your children’s book is short, please send entire manuscript. If illustrated, please attach one illustration for the book.

Final Note

Please be patient. It takes us a while (maybe several weeks, sometimes a few months) to read all that is coming in. We promise, however, that your manuscript will get a fair hearing. If it’s rejected, we’ll give you an idea as to why it was rejected. (Most likely, the reason will be that we don’t see a large enough market for it.)

Your submission must be your original work and unpublished.

We wish you the best of luck with your writing career. And above all— we hope you’ll keep writing.

We will consider manuscripts submitted either by individuals or by agents.  Email submissions only.

Currently, Headline Kids is looking for children’s books with an educational aspect. We have a very successful School Show Program and are always interested in additional titles and authors! Authors should be willing and able to travel, promote, speak and attend conferences as their schedules allow.

Send submissions to email:

No phone calls about submissions – email only.


Headline Books is the 2023 Independent Publisher of the Year and was named 2014 Outstanding Independent Publisher of the year by the Indie Book Awards at an award reception at the Harvard Club in New York City. 

Grand Prize Winners in London, Midwest, Southeast, Florida, Beach, and DIY Book Festivals years 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020 also resulted in an Independent Publisher of the Year Award. 

              Our titles have won 1,020 National Awards and these include, 110 Mom’s Choice Awards, 78 Indie Book Awards, Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice and Book of Year Awards, Eric Hoffer Award Finalist, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist, Literary Classic International Children’s Book Award, Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards, Moonbeam Award Winner and we have a Pulitzer Prize Nominee. We currently have a movie option on of one of our novels and a film company looking at a YA award winner. 

            Headline Books and authors travel to many events during the year including Book Expo America, NEA (National Education Association) Conference, ALA (American Library Association) national conference, state Library Conferences and state Book Festivals to name a few.

             Headline Books is also the producer of the Zoom Into Books video series which has reached over 2.5 million people worldwide since its inception.