Thank you for your interest in publishing with BrickHouse Books! Our press consists of:

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

Please allow up to 6 months for a reply. After that period, please follow up with us via our Contact page.

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 $5 Submission Fee

How to Submit:

You can submit to us via Submittable or email.


Note that Submittable may not be fully accessible to people of all abilities, so please email us your submission with the following:

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

Clarinda Harriss, Editor-in-Chief
clarindaharriss13 @ (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.

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