Submit to Jai-Alai
Jai-Alai Books publishes literary titles in all genres. We make books for Miami, meaning that we're interested in books that arise from Miami-Dade County's unique cultural landscape and/or books that speak to Miami-Dade County readers.
Due to a back log of projects, we apologize that Jai-Alai is NOT CURRENTLY accepting submissions from the general public.
Generally speaking, when we do ask for work, we ask for specific kinds of work, or we’ll open up a general reading period for a short amount of time. Sign up for our newsletter to hear about submission opportunities.
Here's what you should know in advance:
Jai-Alai only publishes around three titles a year
We're a small, independent press with independent distribution
Jai-Alai is a labor of love - everyone who works here volunteers his or her time
We are rarely able to provide advances or royalties
We put more time, energy, and care into each book than the vast majority of publishers
We ONLY accept online submissions via Submittable (If you've never used it, don't worry, it's easy)
We read and respond to submissions on a rolling basis. Since we're new to this, we'd rather not hazard a guess as to how long it will take us to get to yours. Feel free to contact us though if you feel like it's been too long.
We accept proposals in ALL genres: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, comics, graphic novel, hybrid, etc.
Here's what you will need to submit:
A cover letter with a brief biographical statement
A 150 word summary of your book (or book idea)
A sample chapter or section (optional)