Publishing Submissions

Who We Are

We believe that the written word is what connects humanity, and we seek to publish stories that strengthen that connectedness.

Remaining unapologetically tied to our journalistic roots, we launched a book publishing division in 2006. Since then, we have published more than 170 collection books and original manuscripts under three different imprints.

Who You Are to Us

Thank you for considering submitting to Creators Publishing. Because Creators Publishing publishes a limited number of titles each year, we are looking for authors that are willing to embark on this journey together. What we look for in an author: someone who is passionate about their work, technologically savvy, collaborative, self-motivated, enthusiastic, knows their niche audience and, most importantly, has a compelling story that needs to be shared with the world.

Please allow 3-5 months for editorial review. We appreciate your patience during this time, as we extensively pour over each manuscript and thoroughly discuss each submission. Phone calls, emails, social media posts and letters of inquiry will not speed up the process.

All manuscript submissions for Creators Publishing MUST follow the guidelines below for consideration.
  • Please submit completed manuscripts only—no excerpts, samples, proposals.
  • We do not accept poetry compilations, children’s picture books or comic books.
  • Please submit a double-spaced Word Doc with numbered pages.
  • On the cover page, please include:
    • Writer’s name.
    • Address.
    • Telephone number.
    • Email address.
    • Website, if applicable.
    • Number of words in your manuscript.
All cartoon and comic strip submissions MUST follow the guidelines below for consideration. Please allow 6-8 weeks for review.
  • We do not accept one-shot submissions.
  • Include an introductory cover letter with your submission.
  • Submissions should be compiled into a single file. Do not submit columns or comic strips individually; they must be combined in a zip or PDF file.
  • If you have a cartoon or comic strip you would like us to consider, we will need to see at least four (4) weeks of samples, but not more than six (6) weeks of dailies and two Sundays.
  • Your name(s) and the title of the comic or cartoon should appear on every piece of artwork. If you are already syndicated elsewhere or if someone else owns the copyright to the work, please indicate this in the "About" section of this form.
All column submissions MUST follow the guidelines below for consideration. Please allow 6-8 weeks for review.
  • The average length of a syndicated column is between 500 and 600 words and four to six samples are requested.
  • We do not accept one-shot submissions.
  • Submissions should be compiled into a single file. Do not submit columns individually; they must be combined in a zip or PDF file.
  • All submissions MUST include an introductory cover letter.
  • Columns that have not been previously published should be double-spaced and page-numbered.
  • The author's copyright should appear in the upper right-hand corner of the first page.
  • If the column you are submitting has already been published, tearsheets or clips are fine.
  • Do not send links to columns published online.

At this time, we only accept ZIP, PDF and Word Doc files that are smaller than 20MB