Submission Guidelines

Submitting Your Book to Indigo River Publishing

Indigo River Publishing is a modern, cooperative hybrid publisher. This means that when we decide to publish a book, we partner financially with the author and in return, offer expertise where it’s important and partnership in decision-making where it’s meaningful. Our authors receive expert multi-level editorial, design, and production support, and all of our books are proudly distributed through Simon & Schuster. Ready to get started?


step one

Submit Your Manuscript

Please prepare your submission according to our guidelines. For fiction we require a full manuscript and for non-fiction full proposals inclusive of an overview and chapter outline.


step two

Editorial Assesment 

Our acquisitions team closely reviews every submission, gathers feedback from both our production and marketing teams, and provides a nuanced editorial evaluation.


Step three

Acquisitions Call 

If your book is a good fit, we’ll reach out to schedule a conversation about your publishing goals and discuss the path to acquisition. 

Currently accepting new manuscripts.

How to Submit Your Book

We are interested in books that will stand out in their subject area and spark a love of reading. Indigo River Publishing accepts both agented and unagented projects. We are currently open to submissions across all genres and categories. When submitting your manuscript, it is important to take your time so that you can make a great first impression.

Please read and follow the instructions to ensure that your project is received and reviewed.