Submissions to Brenda Bowen

If you have a book  that you’d like me to represent — especially if it’s a book for children or teens — please follow the guidelines below.

But first: here’s what I am NOT ACCEPTING right now:

  • picture book texts
  • screenplays
  • adult fiction or non-fiction
  • Christian fiction or non-fiction


* Address your submission to Hardcopy queries and submissions are not accepted.

* Send a cover letter in the body of the email that tells me a little about yourself and how you came to write your book.

* Include the entire manuscript as a Word or Open Source document.

* If you are an illustrator, please include a website address where I can go to see your work. I’d prefer that you not send a PDF of a dummy as that can crash my inbox. I am not accepting unsolicited picture book texts right now.

* You’ll receive a bounce-back message to say I’ve received your material once it hits my inbox. The bounce-back will give you more information about how long it will take me to consider your work. I am very sorry to say that I am unable to respond to the majority of submissions. I wish it were otherwise!

* If you do choose to submit, thank you in advance for trusting me with your words and pictures.