- Manuscript Submission
you for your interest in Vandamere Press. These guidelines are provided assist
you in the preparation and submission of manuscripts for publication
Vandamere Press publishes in the areas of history, biography, disability
studies/healthcare issues, military, fiction and the Nation's Capital for a
national audience. These are only intended as a general guide, as the actual
material submitted is fully
at the discretion of the author, and we accept no responsibility for the
1. We do not require use of a specific style manual, but request that all
authors pick a standard manual and use it consistently. For manuscripts that are
selected for publication, authors should be prepared to review and enter all
editorial corrections, and plan on rewriting problem areas.
Vandamere Press authors are fully involved in the publication process
We cannot be responsible for original art or photos submitted with
manuscripts and prefer only Xerox copies be sent.
Preferred submission formats should include the following:
author resume including a list of all published works
contacts for possible book endorsements.
book's Table of Contents, first chapter and two other sample chapters
self-addressed, stamped return envelope if negative response is needed
4. We will not review or consider electronic submissions in any form.
We are no longer able to provide catalogs upon request to all authors due
to the numbers involved. Please visit our website at
for a full list and description of titles.
do not submit material "return receipt requested" or
waiting in Post Office lines is very time consuming. These submissions will not
Please do not call to request the status of your manuscript. We do not
track manuscripts internally, and we will be able to provide you any
information. We regret that the selection process can be very slow, but review
of manuscripts can only be done time permitting.
All authors must be able to provide their final edited manuscript on a PC
or Mac platform using a standard word processing program.
Submissions must be double-spaced and printed with a dark
ribbon or high contrast laser/inkjet/Xerox. We will not review
faded or hard to read copies. Type size should be no smaller than the type used
in these guidelines.
do not publish children's or young adult titles, accept for books of special
interest to the Washington, DC or mid-Atlantic area.
do not publish poetry.
do not plan to begin publication of a mystery genre line until 2002 at the
are not presently accepting any science fiction or fantasy manuscripts.
are always interested in Washington regional titles.
remember that while we review 2,500 unsolicited manuscripts a year, we only will
publish one or two at most in
our annual line of about ten new titles.
of the manuscripts that we do not select for publication are excellent works
that do not happen to fit our current needs or marketing strategy. As a result,
we encourage authors not to become discouraged and to try other publishers. We
recognize that from an author's point of view, the process may seem unfair, but
promise that we will give all submissions appropriate consideration.
Make all submissions only to:
Senior Acquisitions Editor
P.O. Box 149, St. Petersburg, FL 33731