Submissions

Thank you for your interest in publishing with BrickHouse Books!

If you are a poet, you may be interested in submitting to one of our imprints: Stonewall or the New Poets Series. These imprints might be better suited for your work, and have different submission requirements.

We accept simultaneous submissions, so long as you notify us immediately if you are accepted elsewhere.


What We Do and Do Not Accept

What we accept:

Poetry and prose. Browse our site and our books to get a sense of what we publish. If you’d like to purchase a sample of our work, we’ll be happy to send something your way. Write us a letter so we can select the right sample, and include a check for $5.00 USD, payable to BrickHouse Books, Inc. Send the letter and the purchase amount to:

Clarinda Harriss
BrickHouse Books, Inc.
306 Suffolk Road
Baltimore, MD 21218

What we do not accept:

Snail-mail queries/manuscripts
Certified mail
Phone queries


Submission Requirements

We require the following:

Your Entire Manuscript

A properly formatted manuscript, preferably 50-200 pages in length, with a max of 350 pages (1 page = 250 words). We only accept .doc or .docx files sent as an email attachment. Do not paste your ms into the body of your email. Make sure your title page includes all necessary contact information: name, address, email, phone number.

A Cover/Query Letter

Tell us about your work, including the genre, your intended audience, the length of the work, and other standard query information.

A Reading Fee

We are a small press and a non-profit corporation. Your reading fee will garner you detailed feedback on your manuscript. $10 for the first 50 pages, 50 cents for each additional page, with a maximum reading fee of $100.


Send your cover letter and manuscript via email (with a proper subject line) to:

Clarinda Harriss, Editor-in-Chief
clarindaharriss13 @ gmail.com (Remove the spaces.)

Send the check for your reading fee (with a note that links it to your emailed manuscript) to:

Clarinda Harriss
BrickHouse Books, Inc.
306 Suffolk Road
Baltimore, MD 21218

*Note – Harriss contains two esses.


After We Review Your Submission

If you are accepted, our usual press run is 100 – 1,200 copies, of which the author receives 20, along with BHB’s sales and review support.

If you are not accepted, you will receive more than a simple rejection letter. We believe in giving more than a curt, and useless, “Try again.” We will give you a detailed, personal critique of your work describing what worked well and what could be improved in an effort to help you move closer to your goal of publication in the future.


Thank you, and we hope to hear from you soon!

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