Getting Published by Finch
Finch Publishing accepts manuscript proposals on Thursdays. All other proposals sent outside this time period will not be considered. If you miss the time period please send again the following week.
We consider manuscript proposals on the following subjects: parenting, social issues, child health, memoir, family relationships and mental health.We will also consider biographies.
We have extended our publishing list to include the category of health and fitness. We would be happy to consider all topics that fall within this category, such as sporting memoirs, books on diet and fitness training, weight loss, strength training, sports performance, sports psychology, new research into exercise, body-mind connection and the psychology of health. We won’t be considering cookbooks. We are primarily interested in publishing and promoting local authors.
We do not publish fiction, poetry or children’s books. Our books are aimed at the general mass market audience and not solely directed at academics or professionals. We generally publish books that are between 50 000 to 80 000 long.
To submit, please send a brief email summarising the book to our editor, Samantha Miles, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This summary should include one or two chapter samples, a few paragraphs on what the intended book will cover, who it is for and how it differs from other books in this area. Please include a list of contents and indicate the stage of completion of your manuscript, that is, are you pitching an idea, is your manuscript still in development or is it fully completed. Finally, include some background on yourself and your qualifications.
As you can appreciate we do receive a number of manuscript submissions. If your proposal is of interest to us we will contact you. Please do not send follow up emails or phone calls. We would love to offer feedback on all submissions revived but as we are a small office we just do not have the time. However, be assured that if we feel your manuscript is one we would like to have on our list we will be in contact.
We also offer custom publishing services. If you or your organisation have manuscript that you would like professionally produced, packaged and distributed please also contact Samantha Miles.