Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Counterpoint publishes literary fiction and nonfiction, including history, memoir, literary biography, religion and philosophy, and natural history. We urge you to browse our website to discover the range of our interests.

Fiction manuscripts for Counterpoint may be submitted only through a recognized literary agency. Counterpoint does not publish genre fiction (romance and science fiction), art books, cookbooks, how-to books or manuals, YA or children’s books. We regret we cannot accept submissions of poetry manuscripts at this time.

When submitting nonfiction to Counterpoint, please send first a query letter, a detailed proposal, and two sample chapters. Submissions may only be mailed to:

Editorial Submissions
2560 Ninth Street, Ste. 318

Berkeley, CA 94710

Due to a high volume of submissions, please note that we are unable to respond to all queries, and will only respond to proposals we find of interest. Please do not follow up on submission via phone or e-mail.

Please do not send original material, as it will not be returned to you.