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Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept manuscripts during our summer 2017 reorganization.
Please watch for updates.

General Submission Guidelines for Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

  • Submitting Prose: Email author bio, synopsis, chapter-by-chapter summary, and the first 50 pages—numbered, double-spaced, 12-point Times/Roman font—in a single .doc or .docx file to submissions@milspeak.org. Please ensure your name is on each page of the manuscript file.

  • Submitting Poetry: Email author bio and 5 poems in a single .doc or .docx file to submissions@milspeak.org.

MilSpeak Books, a division of MilSpeak Foundation, is a nonprofit, independent publisher of original work created by military servicemembers, veterans, and family members. In most cases, manuscripts chosen for publication have been selected by a team of writers and writing professionals.
Depending on the quality of the work and the availability of grants, we may choose to publish a manuscript in digital and print versions, or digital only. When financially feasible, MilSpeak authors may also receive advances against future royalties.
Our authors do not pay for reading fees or for publication.
At MilSpeak Books, we want our writers to love their books, find their readers, and enjoy their publishing partnership with us.