As a partner publisher, Keystone Publishing receives a large volume of manuscript submissions each year from aspiring authors looking to get their books published. However, while we are always on the lookout for fresh talent and exciting new projects, the reality is that not every submission is a good fit for our publishing list.
We understand that authors are eager to see their books in print and may be tempted to simply send their manuscript to a publisher without any prior research or preparation. However, we strongly advise against this approach.
In order to increase the chances of your manuscript being accepted, it’s important to do your homework and find publishers that specialize in your genre and have a proven track record of publishing books similar to yours.
Submitting Your Manuscript To Keystone Publishing
When submitting your manuscript to Keystone Publishing, be sure to fill out each step of the form very carefully. We have specific requirements for manuscript formatting, length, and content, and failing to adhere to these guidelines can result in your submission being rejected without being read.
Be sure to provide detail about the summary of your book, it’s target audience, & your biography.
At Keystone Publishing, we are committed to working with talented authors who share our passion for creating compelling, high-quality books.
While rejection is a normal part of the publishing process, we encourage authors to be patient and persistent. With the right research, preparation, and perseverance, it is possible to find a publisher who is the right fit for your manuscript and who shares your vision for your work.
How do I know if my manuscript is ready to be submitted to a publisher?
First, it’s important to make sure that your manuscript is complete and polished to the best of your ability. This means that you have gone through multiple drafts, had other people read and provide feedback on your work, and have made revisions accordingly. You should ensure that your manuscript has been professionally edited and proofread for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
Second, you should have a clear understanding of your book’s genre and target audience. This includes knowing how your book fits within the broader market, and what unique elements your book brings to the table.
Third, you should be able to articulate a strong pitch for your book, including a summary of the plot, character arcs, themes, and any other notable elements.
Finally, it’s important to have a realistic understanding of the publishing industry and the likelihood of your manuscript being accepted. The publishing industry is tough, but well worth it for authors who persevere and learn how to market both themselves and their books.
Ultimately, determining if your manuscript is ready for submission to a publisher is a subjective process, and it’s important to seek feedback from others and be open to making further revisions before submitting to a publisher.