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 will speak to Miami-Dade County readers.

Jai-Alai is NOT CURRENTLY accepting submissions from the general public. We'll open up submissions again soon. Until then, please subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

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)
  • A $4.99 reading fee (why do we charge?)