Nonfiction manuscript submissions are accepted year-round and may be submitted either through the no-fee option or through the $10 donation option, which will help with our administrative costs. (We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so donations are tax-deductible. If you would like to make a donation in an amount other than $10, please visit www.orisonbooks.com/donate.) Manuscripts will receive equal attention and consideration, regardless of whether they are submitted through the donation option or the no-fee option.
We consider most types of nonfiction, including essays, memoir, literary criticism, etc. We are not, however, interested in “how-to” or “self-help” manuscripts. Minimum word count: 30,000. We accept submissions from both agents and authors. We offer a small advance on royalties for all accepted manuscripts. Send a complete manuscript and include an author biography in the cover letter.