La Frontera Publishing is not accepting manuscripts, either for short stories or novels, for review and possible publication. We expect to review our current policy this fall.
We thank you for your interest in La Frontera Publishing.
The following guidelines are to help you in submitting your work to us.
Please note: We do not accept printed manuscripts! If you submit a manuscript to us, it must be an electronic version, preferably created in Microsoft Word, or saved as an RTF document. It must be stored on a CD-ROM. Short stories (see below) may be emailed to us.
Also, we do not accept original artwork or photos. Any images that are sent must be digitized and stored on the same CD-ROM that contains the manuscript.
Finally, we can’t return anything you mail to us. Make sure what you send is a copy and not your original work.
Having told you what we don’t want, here’s what your proposal should include.
Your letter should provide us a brief overview of who you are, the title of your manuscript (short story or full length), a summary of what it is about, how it will benefit the reader, and why you think we should publish it.
Short Story Submissions for Anthologies:
Short story manuscripts should be no more than 5,000 words in length. Stories may have been published before, either self published or in any other format, including eBook, Amazon single stories, but not in another anthology. Short story manuscripts may be submitted without the need of prior approval from La Frontera Publishing's editor. They may be emailed to us as a Microsoft Word, RTF, or text-format document.
Full-Length Book Proposals:
Include a one- to two-page synopsis of the manuscript (no more than 1,200 words), and give us an actual word count of the entire manuscript, or the expected word count if you’re still developing the manuscript.
Table of Contents
Send along a complete table of contents. Include chapter summaries.
Include two completed chapters. One of them must be the first chapter.
Please let us know if you are a specialist in the field about which you are writing. Let us know why you are qualified to write the book.
Also, please let us know if you are submitting the manuscript to any other publishers.
We will try to review your proposal in a timely manner. Please give us at least six weeks to respond to your proposal. If you have not heard back from us by then, e-mail our acquisitions editor at: