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.