A sample (10–20 pages maximum) of your work. An additional outline and table of contents for a nonfiction work.
To receive a response, you must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE). You will receive a reply from our staff within two months, letting you know if we want to see a complete manuscript. Telephoning or e-mailing will not speed up the review process. City Lights takes no responsibility for the loss or damage of submitted materials. Please do not submit irreplaceable materials.We do not accept proposals by e-mail or at the front desk at City Lights Bookstore.
Please mail proposals to:
City Lights Publishers
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94133