General Submission and Formatting Guidelines 

Professionalism in writers is defined by their work, work habits, and communication skills.  Your integrity as a writer determines your success.  Please read the submission guidelines carefully.

Below are instructions on how we wish to have submissions sent to us. Those not submitted according to the guidelines will not be read until submitted correctly. Please read all the way to the end for helpful information.

The query in the body of the email. Must include complete contact information (legal name/pseudonym, address, phone number(s), email(s) and website), title, word count, book blurb, short author bio (pertinent literary history only) and a marketing plan.

Synopsis as a Word doc attachment Times New Roman 12 pt. – one-page, single-spaced, beginning, middle, and end.

Complete manuscript as a Word doc attachment times New Roman 12 pt. double-spaced – formatted per the below LLA submission guidelines, proofed and spellchecked.

Before submitting, please review the General Submission and Formatting Guidelines to ensure proper formatting of the query letter, synopsis, and manuscript.  Read ALL information included on this webpage. Please put the query in the body of the email and attach the synopsis and complete, polished manuscript as Word docs. Should you require conversion of any documents, here is a priceless link

You may send all submissions to Jeanie Loiacono @ or peruse OUR STAFF as to what our agent genre preferences are, then submit to them directly. Electronic submissions only. No hard copy submissions.

“You don’t learn from successes; you don’t learn from awards; you only learn from wounds and scars and mistakes and failures.” — Abigail Cook

A WORD PICTURE PAINTED (An example of ‘show, don’t tell.’


“He was past the prime of life, but Father time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor.  With such people the gray head is but the impression of the old fellow’s hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well spent life.”