Polis Books


Polis Books is an independent publishing company actively seeking new and established authors for our growing list. We are currently acquiring titles in the following genres. Please keep in mind that while Polis Books does accept unsolicited submissions, due to the high volume of material we receive we will only respond to queries if we have interest in the submission. We apologize that we cannot reply to every submission individually. Please keep in mind that we do not publish stand-alone novellas, and novel-length submissions should be a minimum of 60,000 words. We generally will not consider titles under that length.

Submissions in the following genres should be sent to submissions@polisbooks.com.

We are currently acquiring in fiction:

• Mystery

•Commercial literary fiction

• Thriller

• Suspense

• Procedural

• Traditional crime (i.e. 'cozies')

• Science Fiction

• Fantasy

• Horror

• Supernatural

• Urban Fantasy

• Romance

• Erotica

• Commercial Women's Fiction

• New Adult

• Young Adult

We are currently acquiring in non-fiction:

• Humor/Essays
• Memoir/biography
• Sports
• Pop Culture

We are not currently acquiring:

• Children's Picture books/coloring books

• Graphic novels

• Short stories or stand-alone novellas

Submission Requirements:

• Query Letter

• Three Sample Chapters

• Author Biography (include information about personal blogs, Twitter handle, or other social media outlets you feel we should be aware of)

Query letter and sample chapters should be emailed as attachments (not in body of email) to:


We will reply requesting more information on a submission-by-submission basis. Again, due to volume we will not respond unless we are interested in your submission. Feel free to follow up, but please do not take it personally if we do not respond. Thank you for your submission and your patience!