We appreciate your interest in CaribbeanReads Publishing. We are a small company and only accept a few books for publication each year. Our books are by Caribbean authors. In a few cases we will accept non-Caribbean authors if the story has an undeniably Caribbean theme.
General Submission Information:
We accept submissions directly from authors. We are looking for stories with strong plots and engaging characters.
Currently we are not accepting picture book projects or adult poetry projects.
What to Include in Your Proposal:
- A one-page cover letter giving a brief description of the project (including the length of the project), what’s included in the package, and your contact information. We accept simultaneous proposals, but please indicate this in your cover letter.
- A 250 – 300 word synopsis of the book. Write the blurb for your novel.
- A sample of the first 30 pages of the book.
- A biography that includes any prior publishing credits and your credentials in the field. Let us know why you should write this story.
- A description of the target audience of your project and ideas you may have on how you can reach that audience with your book.
Where to Send Your Proposal:
Email submissions to: email@example.com
We know you want to hear from us but please allow three months for the editors to carefully review your proposal.
PLEASE NOTE: These guidelines are for informational purposes only. They do not constitute a solicitation of any manuscript, artwork, transparencies, or other material.
19 Responses to Submissions
I am a new writer. Could I still send a proposal?
Certainly. We are looking forward to it.
Are all your books Caribbean themed or would you also publish a book of a different genre or style by a Caribbean author?
Thanks for your comment, Samantha. We will consider books written by Caribbean authors that do not have a Caribbean theme.
I am so thrilled to have found your website! I have three questions regarding your processes. Do you publish writers residing in the US?
In your guidelines you mentioned submitting the first 30 pages of the book. What is your spacing requirement?
Also what is the expected review timeframe once the work is submitted?
I would like to know if picture books are still not being accepted. I have written a children’s book and I am interested in publishing this book.
Dear Dr. Brown, We are still not accepting picture books although we may consider them if they are already professionally illustrated.
I would like to introduce you to my novel Force Ripe, which I have self published. For more information, you can check out my website and the links below. Thanking you.
Congratulations on your publication. I will look it up.
I am inspiring writer from Jamaica and raised in CT. USA. Check out my book Miss Ivy’s Tea Room Avail on amazon.com. I hope to publish the sequel soon, Jamerican Girl.
Congratulations and best of luck with the sequel.
I am a playwright residing in Tobago, novels are a future project but I do have two plays I would like to see published. Does your organisation publish plays or are you only looking at novels and poetry?
My name is Catherine Dorsette. I am originally from the Caribbean Island of Dominica but now residing on the Caribbean island of Montserrat.
I would like to introduce you to my self-published novel, FIRE ON MONTSERRAT.
Fire on Montserrat – is an inspirational romance, based on the 20 years of volcanic activity on Montserrat, and how that affected the life and love of a young couple.
I love the sound of your story. From one writer to the next–good luck!
Thank you Sileta.
Working on making it a miniseries film.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Eleanor Murphy. I am from the Island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. I have recently finished self -publishing a story, Aunt Cassie and The Rastaman. A romance story of two unlikely people finds love. Written right here in St. Croix V.I.
Dear Eleanor, I apologise for the late reply. For some reason I just saw this. Congratulations on your publication. Best, Carol
I have written a children’s story book that is already professionally illustrated is there a chance that I can submit?
Hi Sonja, You can submit. Please see our submissions page. I cannot include a link, but it is our website addressed, a backslash, then the word submissions.