Submission Guidelines

Seventh Street Books® publishes only mystery and thriller fiction.
We are not currently looking for short story collections, anthologies, novellas, or nonfiction. 


There are two required methods of submission:

Unagented submissions: 

Email submissions only, and only full manuscripts accepted – no partials or outlines. 


Please send an email that includes your name, address, telephone number, and a one to three paragraph synopsis of your work, along with the manuscript attached as a word or RTF file, to


Note that due to the volume of submissions, a detailed reply in the case of a rejection may not always be possible.


Agented submissions: 

Email submissions strongly preferred.  Please query first with an email to Editorial Director, Dan Mayer (  The email should include a one to three paragraph synopsis of the project.  Once prompted, you may submit a full or partial manuscript, or a detailed outline.  A full manuscript is preferred for first time authors.