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)