Artisan Bookworks is an independent publisher focused on marrying the best of the traditional publishing model with new and innovative strategies. Our curated submissions process supports our primary goal – to get your project ready for publication. If your manuscript is already prepared, let’s get to work! If it needs a bit more fine-tuning, we’ll let you know what still needs to be accomplished.

What we seek:

  • Children’s Books (PB, MG, YA)
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Cookbooks
  • Memoirs
  • Nonfiction


Before submitting to Artisan Bookworks, please send a synopsis of your work, the first twenty pages of your manuscript, and your author biography to We also ask that you include in the body of your email details like whether your project has been previously edited and in what capacity. The more detail you can provide about what shape your project is in, the better we can understand your process to-date and what should happen next. We prefer Word attachments with either .doc or .docx extensions or .pages if you’re on a MAC. Please label your file: LAST NAME_SUBMISSION.doc.

Formatting specifications include:

  • Single page layout
  • Double-spaced
  • Common font (Times New Roman; Arial)
  • 12-point font size
  • Page numbers included

At this point in the process, please do not send your entire manuscript.

To start, we need to assess whether or not your work is ready for publication and whether your project is the best fit for our catalog.

If we determine that your manuscript is ready for publication and you are ready to move forward with Artisan Bookworks, we will email you with an Author Agreement and you will opt into a publishing package. If we determine your manuscript needs a bit more work, we will provide a recommendation on what your next steps should be.