Narrative Library Publications

Literary excellence is the single criterion for books chosen for Narrative Library. We look for story collections, novels, memoirs, essay collections, general nonfiction, and graphic stories.

Narrative Library publishes books in a variety of formats designed to reach as many readers as possible and as directly as possible. Narrative Library titles are available both in elegant hard copy editions and in downloadable, quality mobi (Kindle), ePub, and PDF versions directly from our online store and via other outlets such as Amazon and Apple’s iBook store. Each title we publish is typically offered in multiple formats and marketed to a wide audience of engaged readers.

We accept submissions of previously unpublished book-length works, year round, for publication in the Narrative Library.

We are actively seeking book-length works by new and emerging writers as well as by established authors. We welcome and look forward to reading your pages.

Submission Fee: There is a $50 fee for each entry. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.

How to Send Us Your Work: We accept submissions only through our electronic submission system. We do not accept submissions through postal services or email. Your manuscript must be in one of the following file forms: .doc, .rtf, .pdf, .docx, .txt, .wpd.

Formatting Your Manuscript: All manuscripts should be in 12-point type, double-spaced, with at least one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. The author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address should be typed at the top of the first page. Contributors are asked to include a brief biographical note with their submissions.

Simultaneous Submissions: We accept simultaneous submissions; however, we ask that if your work is accepted elsewhere, you let us know as soon as possible.

Response Time: Our response time varies from four to twelve weeks, with the slowest times usually being August/September and December/January.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.