WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are interested in literary narrative nonfiction that is distinguished by a high level of craft while appealing to a broad general audience. Broadly, we gravitate toward bold, ambitious writing that hinges on a personal voice and a distinctive point of view. But we also welcome work that weaves narrative with conceptual ideas, philosophy, interviews, research, and other elements. Generally, we are agnostic regarding subject matter but projects must have a fresh and contemporary feel.
We welcome projects that fall within the following broad categories: literary memoir, creative nonfiction, book-length essays and essay collections, experimental biography and autobiography, literary journalism, criticism, commentary, cultural history, film and TV writing, art writing, nature and environment writing, place and travel writing, and food writing. Please note that we are not interested in rhetorical, academic, or standard journalistic nonfiction.
EXAMPLES OF OUR TASTE IN NARRATIVE NONFICTION
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
Coventry by Rachel Cusk
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
Lunch with a Bigot by Amitava Kumar
I Like to Watch by Emily Nussbaum
Love and Other Ways of Dying by Michael Paterniti
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through by T Fleischmann
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch
Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Rising by Elizabeth Rush
Take This Man by Brando Skyhorse
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
HOW TO SUBMIT
If you would like to submit your material for consideration, please refer to our submission guidelines.
Please note that we treat memoirs like fiction. In addition to the nonfiction book proposal, manuscripts should be finished and polished at the time of querying.