top of page

Submission Guidelines

Address queries to Queries@BlackLyonPublishing.com. Queries sent to specific staff or other email addresses will be deleted.


No unrequested manuscripts or other file attachments please.

The body of your email should contain your name, manuscript title, genre, word count, a 1-2 paragraph blurb similar to what you might imagine the back cover of your book to read, and the first three paragraphs of your manuscript. (No formal synopses please. We hate reading them as much as you hate writing them!)

FICTION SUBMISSIONS: Closed through 2023.

NONFICTION SUBMISSIONS: OPEN

50,000-90,000 words in all categories is the preferred range.

TRUE CRIME: Please see our recently released true crime titles as examples of the quality of work we're seeking for this line. Cases should be well researched legally and in terms of character/psychology of all involved. Focus on high profile cases is encouraged, but not required.

POLITICS: We're looking for expert insight into the Federal and State political and elections issues that affect America. Behind-the-scenes stories and tell-alls/mosts are welcome, as are biographies and autobiographies of individuals in the public eye. Historical and international-relations focused submissions will also be considered.

SPIRITUALITY: Sample topics might include the mysteries of ancient civilizations, life after death, near death experiences, angelic experiences, soul connections, quantum physics, kundalini, spiritual awakenings, healing, etc.

TRAVEL: We're looking for unique travel guides with a specific interest in well-known (or even obscure) tourist destinations focused on around historical events, buildings, myths or lore. These guides might be perfect for onsite gift shops, or fans who have developed a fascination with the location. Cities, regions, and countries are also of interest.

bottom of page