We ask that you do not submit your entire manuscript, but instead send us the first three or four consecutive chapters of your book. They should be accompanied by a letter from the author, along with a synopsis. Please also be sure to include an SASE; that is, an envelope sufficiently large to accommodate your manuscript and which has both your return label and postage already affixed to the envelope. If you don't want the manuscript back, just include a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope. If there is no SASE included in the packet, there will be no reply unless the Editor wishes to ask for more of the manuscript. But in general, manuscripts without accompanying return envelopes will be discarded.
We do not accept electronic submissions.
Do not approach us through e-mail or by fax.
It is important for everyone concerned that the author match as closely as possible his or her work to the books published by the targeted publishing house. By and large, Wicker Park Press does not publish books with explicit, gratuitous sex and/or violence. Manuscripts which do not fit our list will be returned promptly, if accompanied by an SASE. Manuscripts which are being considered for publication will take longer-- six weeks or more.
Despite all these "do nots" we do try to deal with people on an individual basis, and we do not require that writers approach us through agents. Direct submissions are acceptable.