Send us a query letter
Hub City Press publishes books of literary fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, regional nonfiction, nature, and art. We are looking for well-crafted, high-quality works by new and established authors, with an emphasis on the Southern experience. We are particularly interested in books with a strong sense of place. Hub City is a small press, publishing five to eight titles per year. In general, our publication schedule operates at least 12-18 months in advance of release.
If you would like us to consider your work, please send us a one-page query letter about your manuscript. We accept these letters in April/May and in September/October. This query letter should include the title, genre, length, description of the work, author background and publication history. Let us know of any credentials that particularly qualify you to write your book. If you have access to special markets or promotional opportunities for your book, we’d like to know about them as well. Please do not send us pages from the manuscript. We are unable to respond to every query. We will be in touch with you if we have interest in your work.
We are not accepting poetry queries at this time. In early 2013 we will take submissions through the New Southern Voices Poetry Prize.
Our preference is to communicate with you by email, so please include your email address in your query letter. If you do not have an email address, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your query letter.
We are not looking for submissions in the following categories: romance, science fiction, true crime, mystery, cookbooks, how-to books, or specific-religion inspirational books. Please do not send us a query if your book has already been self-published. We are not looking for single stories, essays, or poems at this time.
If submitting query by mail, send to Editorial Committee, Hub City Press, 186 West Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306.