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Submission Guidelines


We are currently CLOSED submissions. Over the past few months, we've received an overwhelming number of submissions (which is fantastic). We're in the process of reviewing and responding to those manuscripts. Please continue to keep us in mind and check back in the fall.  


During our open submission periods, our staff personally review and carefully consider every manuscript submitted to Perpetuity, so long as it is within the listed genres. 

FICTION ONLY. We do not publish non-fiction work.

Please send us completed, edited, and polished manuscripts between 50,000-100,000 words in the following genres:  


crime (hard boiled/noir, police procedural, etc.) 

thrillers (psychological, espionage, crime, etc.)

mysteries (the darker the better, nothing cozy)

paranormal with crime or mystery elements


psychological horror 

short story collections in the above sub-genres considered


Please do not send poetry or graphic novels. We're are currently not open to YA/MA submissions; however, this may change in the future, so please check back with us.There are some great indie presses out there specializing in all of the genres and forms we're not open to. We encourage you to seek them out and we wish you the very best.


We prefer electronic (email) submissions, but we will accept hard copy submissions via old-school postal mail. 


For email submissions, please follow the guidance below. (Please. We don't have many rules, but not following them may result in your manuscript being rejected before we ever see it. Not cool.)

Please send your full manuscript as an email attachment in either Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF format. Do not copy your manuscript in the body of the email.  Please double space, use 12-point font, and include page numbers and your name in the header or footer of each page of the document.

In the Subject line of the email, type SUBMISSION, [Title of Book], [sub-genre], approximate word count. In the body of the email, be sure to include your full name, contact information, short bio, and any publishing credits. You may also provide a short synopsis.

Submit to: Submissions@PerpetuityBooks.com.

For snail mail submissions, send us a copy of the completed, edited, and polished manuscript, unbound, to:


Perpetuity Publishing, LLC

ATTN: Submissions

P.O. Box 3128

Stafford, Virginia  22554

* Be sure to include your contact information, as well as  a short bio, and list any publishing credits with your manuscript. We do not return manuscript copies. Please don't send us the original document (yikes!).