Please contact Melanie Ostell Literary (below) to see if we’re interested in reading, and refer to the About page for what we’re looking for. Please don’t consider sending anything that hasn’t had three drafts. We’ll get back to you asap if we are interested in reading and will likely request the following:

  • For fiction and memoir: at this preliminary stage only the first three chapters (approx. 50 pages) and a 300-word synopsis.
  • For narrative non-fiction: please send a chapter breakdown, two sample chapters (including chapter one) and your reasons for wanting to write this work.
  • A one paragraph bio with a focus on works published/writing experience.