Submission Guidelines

MacGregor Literary is NOT currently accepting submissions, but we know how important it is to put your best foot forward. We'd like to share some tips about submissions in general. If the agent is interested in pursuing your idea, he or she will usually ask you to send more information.

For a nonfiction manuscript:

  • A proposal detailing the title, audience, uniqueness, sales handle, and reasons why you believe the work will attract a readership
  • A list of current titles that would help a publisher understand how your book will compete in the current market
  • A description of how you can help market the book
  • A table of contents and chapter outline in which you share a brief description of each chapter
  • The first three chapters (approximately 50 pages of the work)
  • A complete biography with your publishing history and an explanation of why you are qualified to write this particular project

For a fiction manuscript:

  • A 5-6 page synopsis, double-spaced, in which you describe in greater detail the basic plot and introduce us to your main characters
  • The first three chapters (approximately 50 pages of the work)
  • A complete biography with your publishing history and a description of how you would help promote the book

Sample Proposals
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Guidelines Concept with Word on Folder.

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