In General: As a highly selective press, Owl House Books publish only 2-4 full-length works a year. Owl House Books specializes in genre fiction. We seek works of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and thriller.
About Us: Myth has haunted and shaped us since the dawn of language, giving wing and fleshy form to the archetypes of our imagination. As our past was spent around the fire listening to myths and the sounds of the night, so were our childhoods spent getting lost in the tangled branches of fables. Through our titles, we hope to return to these storytelling roots.
Are you a subsidized publisher? We are a royalty-based publisher. Our authors do not subsidize the publication of their book in any way.
Storytellers representative of the work we seek would be: Tomm Moore, Rosalie K. Fry, Jean Craighead George, the folks at Pixar, Gary Paulsen, Natalie Babbit, Robert C. O'Brien, T. H. White, J. R. R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, the Brothers Grimm....
Our books are available worldwide. Distributed via IPG. We publish in paperback, hardcover, and e-book. Our audio editions are available on iTunes, Amazon, and Audible.com.
Our Respect for Authors
Every Editor in Owl House Books is also a working writer, as such, we respect an author’s voice. We always like to ensure that our authors are pleased with the final product. Working under this philosophy, we involve our authors in the interior/cover design process.
Do you publish books from authors outside the USA?
At this time we only accept proposals from authors residing in the United States or the United Kingdom. While our titles are available worldwide, we simply don’t have the network to accept projects from others countries in the global community at this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. In time, we hope to be in a position to open ourselves to proposals from writers residing in other countries.
Putting Together Your Proposal
Although we appreciate hearing from our readers and prospective authors, postal mail requires a lot of packaging, paper mailing materials and fossil fuel to ship. In an effort to cut down on paper usage/waste, at present prefer electronic submissions. Owl House Books is an imprint of Homebound Publications. You can submit to us via Homebound Publications' Submittable Platform under the Owl House Books category.
- 2-3 Page summary of the work
- Biographical Statement
- Full Manuscript *All manuscripts must follow the Chicago Manuel of Style and be under 200 double-spaced, letter pages. (Roughly 70,000 words.)
- A marketing analysis including: sales points, similar titles and the authors' plans for self-promotion. A list of 6 themes that your book touches on.