Brother Mockingbird is looking for great stories with solid writing to back it up.


We do not publish anything that has been previously published.

We are not looking for novellas or erotica.  We are closed for children's picture book submissions for 2021.


Submission Guideline:

•  Query Letter

•  Synopsis 

•  First Chapter

•  Author Biography

•  Marketing Plan  - Discuss your author platform, its scope, and ways in which you expect to reach potential reviewers and readers. Please provide links to your website, blog, podcast, social media, etc. Also, if you have access to special markets, audiences, or promotional opportunities for your book, then we would like to know about them.

Please send your query letter, synopsis, first chapter (12 point, Times New Roman), bio, and marketing plan in the body of an email.  Use the title of your manuscript in the subject line. 

Do not send attachments.

All edits should be in compliance with The Chicago Manual of Style.

It is strongly advised to have your manuscript professionally edited before you submit.

All submissions, query letters, bios, marketing plans and questions should go to:

We try to respond to each and every query so if you have not heard from us in four months, please inquire about your submission.  

Please contact us if you wish to withdraw your submission or you have received a competing offer.

Each manuscript we are interested in will go through a review process in order to see if it meets our requirements. We will be in touch with the author as soon as we reach a decision.

What we are looking for:

• Women's Fiction

• Historical Fiction

• Romance

• Mystery

• Commercial literary fiction

• Thriller

• Suspense

• Traditional crime (i.e. 'cozies')

• Science Fiction

• Fantasy

• Horror

• Supernatural

• Young Adult

We are currently seeking a cozy mystery for our 2022 catalog.
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Due to a high volume of submissions, please allow up to 6 months for a review.