Homebound Publications is pleased to launch Little Bound Books Imprint: Small Books, Big Impact. 


There are three categories under which to submit your work to us:


General Nonfiction

  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced and written in English following the Chicago Manual of Style. Manuscripts must be between under 180 double-spaced pages in length. (Up to roughly 50,000 words max). 
  • *No Poetry Collections.


Chapbooks/Novellas (Literary Fiction Only)


  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced and written in English following the Chicago Manual of Style. Manuscripts must be between under 140 double-spaced pages in length. (Up to roughly 40,000 words max). 
  • *No Short Story Collections.


Little Bound Books Essay Series


The cornerstone of the imprint is the Little Bound Book Essay Series. Personal. Poignant. Powerful, this series is tiny in appearance at 4 x 6 in size and only 10,000 words in length; however, don’t be deceived by the small stature. The content for each personal essay in this series packs a punch to the heart (in the best sense). Think: Emerson’s On Nature or Self-Reliance; Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience, Barry Lopez’s Sliver of Sky, Annie Dillards’ Total Eclipse or  James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son—it is this honesty, grit, and intelligence to which we aspire. 

  • Submissions must be between 18,000-20,000 words (not including front and back matter). *This is a firm length. You cannot fall under or go over. 
  • These little books will receive the same full-distribution, sales representation, and PR efforts of any standard size offering.
  • Submissions can be previously published as long as you hold the current rights.
  • Illustrations and black & white photography can be offered but must be of the highest-quality and aesthetic to be considered.


General Notes on Submissions

  • While our titles are distributed worldwide, we currently only accept proposals from authors living in the United States or the United Kingdom. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted; however, we ask to be notified promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Please include: the full manuscript, resume or CV, author bio, and a statement about your marketing philosophy.
  • Response time is 3-5 months depending on backlog the wait may be up to 8 months.