How to Submit Your Manuscript to Pleasant Living Books
In our effort to preserve paper and improve efficiency, we ask that you email your entire manuscript as a Microsoft Word (doc or docx) attachment.
Your manuscript should be paginated, and your entire manuscript should be included in one single Word file (not sent with chapters in individual files). We recommend that you set your type in 12 point Times New Roman.
Do not email manuscripts that contain heavy graphics, photographs or illustrations unless your entire file size, including manuscript, is less than five (5) MG. You may submit no more than five (5) sample photos or illustrations in the same email if these files are no longer than one (1) MG each. If we have further interest in your work, we will ask you to send photos or illustrations on CD or as copies.
Include the following with your submission:
- One page summary/synopsis of your book
- Short author biography
- Profile of your audience and your specific marketing and promotional plans. Who will buy your book, and why? We provide marketing, but we expect our authors to actively promote their own work as well.
To send us your work, click submit below:
If you must submit hardcopy illustrations, please send to the following address. (We do not return hardcopy materials.)
Pleasant Living Books, 5 South First Street Richmond, Virginia 23219
Given our current reading load, we are responding in 8 to 12 weeks. Please be patient once your submit. If you have questions about our publishing program or submission requirements, contact the publisher by phone at 804.644.3090 or by email.
We appreciate your interest in PL Books and look forward to hearing from you!