Loretta Barrett Books, Inc. represents a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction for general audiences. Our fiction ranges from commercial thrillers, mysteries, romantic suspense mainstream womenís and menís fiction and more literary works, and our nonfiction encompasses genres such as history, biography, popular science and psychology, spirituality and religion, health and nutrition, womenís issues, narrative nonfiction, memoir, humor, sports, politics and current affairs, true crime, etc. While there are far more areas that hold an interest for us than there are not, we do feel it is best to leave certain, more specialized genres to agencies with such focuses. These include cookbooks, gardening books, childrenís books, science fiction and fantasy novels, and historical romance.
Please note that if you prefer to submit to us by standard mail, we can only accept single-sided, double-spaced hardcopy submissions. We do not accept fax queries. All standard mail queries must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) for a response. Please include enough postage on your SASE for any materials you may need to have returned to you, and please allow 3-6 weeks for our response. If you do not include a SASE with your submission, then we will only contact you if we are interested in your work. In all other cases submissions without and SASE will be recycled.
If you would like to submit to us via email, please send submissions to Query@lorettabarrettbooks.com. However, we will not accept any attachments WHATSOEVER. In the interest of the security of our computer systems, all emails with attachments will be deleted automatically without being read. Also, due to the increasingly overwhelming number of electronic submissions we receive, we can no longer respond to every one. Please know that if we are interested in your work, you will hear from us within 3-6 weeks, and if you do not hear from us within 3-6 weeks, then you should feel free to submit your work to another agency.
For hardcopy fiction queries, please send a 1-2 page query letter and a synopsis or chapter outline for your project. In your letter, please include your contact information, any relevant background information on yourself or your project, and a paragraph of description of your project. If you are submitting electronically, then all of this material may be included in the body of your email.
For hardcopy nonfiction queries, please send a 1-2 page query letter and a brief overview or chapter outline for your project. In your query, please include your contact information, any relevant background information on yourself or your project, and a paragraph of description of your project. Also, please include any marketing and promotion information relevant to you and/or your project. If you are submitting electronically, then all of this material may be included in the body of your email.
Please send your hardcopy queries to:
Loretta A. Barrett, President
Loretta Barrett Books, Inc.
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