We only publish cozy mysteries--that is, light, gentle mysteries, with little or no blood, violence, or sex. The main character should be an amateur sleuth, not a professional. We like manuscripts of about 50,000 to 70,000 words, and are looking primarily for books that are in or will be part of a series.
All potential authors should be aware that our contract does not provide for a traditional royalty payment. Rather, we practice a proceeds split, with our company receiving payments from print sales and our authors receiving sales from all other sources. This typically results in a fair and equitable distribution of profits.
Please send potential manuscripts as an attachment to your formal query letter in Word.doc format to: firstname.lastname@example.org