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Our Submission Guidelines

We are currently OPEN to agented submissions.

If you submit a query and have not yet heard back from us, it means we are still considering your manuscript. We respond to all queries we receive. If you have multiple manuscripts that you believe would be good fits for us, please pick the BEST ONE to submit first, although please feel free to mention that you have additional books you'd like us to consider when you query.

What We Are Looking For

We welcome agented submissions from unpublished and previously published authors.
We are interested in the full spectrum of Young Adult and New Adult contemporary titles -- from light, sparkly comedies to darker, edgier dramas. All of our books bring to life vivid, authentic young adult voices and stories. We only take on new projects that inspire us and make us want to read more.

Our Mission
Our mission is to discover and grow the careers of talented Young Adult and New Adult authors. We commit resources to marketing our authors' work, building their "brands" and followings, as well as making them the strongest writers they can be... and then launching them as successful publishing professionals. This makes us a good fit for authors at the start of their careers. We distribute our titles through Midpoint Trade Books, and Rebecca Mancini of Rights Mix handles the sales of foreign, film, and book club rights for all of our authors. All of our titles are released in both print (usually trade paperback) and e-book formats.

What to Send
Please send a query letter and the first ten pages of the manuscript in the body of an email to Patricia Riley at: submissions (at) spencerhillcontemporary (dot) com. We do not accept attachments or snailmail submissions.

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