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Submission Guidelines

Andrews McMeel Publishing is a leading publisher of humor, inspiration, poetry, and middle grade children’s books and licensed, pop culture-relevant calendars, publishing as many as 150 books and nearly 200 calendars annually. We are always looking for new ideas and authors for books and calendars. We are happy to consider submissions from literary agents and directly from authors. Before submitting your work, please familiarize yourself with the types of works AMP publishes and consider whether your work would be a good fit for us.

Please keep in mind that we receive many submissions. Due to a high volume and the time-consuming nature of reviewing samples, this process can take 12 weeks or longer. We respond to everyone, so please be patient. We do not accept calls or walk-ins regarding submissions. If you submit your work via any means other than our submissions email or regular mail, your work will not be considered.

A Book Proposal Should Include:

  • A cover letter describing the work as a whole. Include all information that you think we will need to make a publishing decision. In particular, tell us who your target audience is and provide a rationale for why we are the best publisher for your work.
  • A brief bio describing who you are. Please include your social media accounts so we can learn a little bit more about you.
  • An outline of the entire work and an estimate of the length of the prospective manuscript.
  • One or two sample chapters. It is not necessary to send the entire manuscript, just enough material to give us a sense of the work as a whole.
  • 10 sample poems if you are submitting poetry
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address 

A Calendar Proposal Should Include:

  • A thorough description of your idea, including its popular relevance, intended audience, and other pertinent information that will help us thoroughly understand what you are proposing and make a publishing decision.
  • A brief bio describing who you are. Please include your social media accounts so we can learn a little bit more about you.
  • At least 20 sample entries if you’re suggesting a day-to-day calendar. Sample artwork and related text if you are suggesting a wall or desk calendar. The more thorough your presentation, the easier it is for us to evaluate.
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address 

Where to submit:


Materials submitted via any means other than our submissions email or regular mail will not be considered.

Email:
booksubmissions@amuniversal.com
Or
calendars@amuniversal.com

Mail:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
ATTN: Submissions (Please specify Books or Calendars)
1130 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO 64106

  • Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope of the correct size to contain your work with sufficient postage for the return of all your material. Without this, we cannot return your materials to you. If you do not need your materials returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for our reply.
  • Do not send originals. Due to the possibility of items being damaged in transit, we are not liable or responsible in any way for damages to anything sent to or returned by us.

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