Query/Submit

Brick Mantel Books is currently closed to submissions in order to work through our current backlog.

Please subscribe to our email list to be notified when we reopen, or simply check back later.

If you'll be at either of the following conferences, you can pitch to us in person! This is the only way we'll be accepting unsolicited submissions until we reopen.


Brick Mantel Books is dedicated to publishing works of literary excellence by new and established authors.

We seek literary fiction that is character-driven, engaging, provocative, lyrical, and artistic, as well as out-of-the-ordinary work that fits our mission. We also publish contemporary, innovative poetry that pushes boundaries. In short, we publish work we have a deep connection to.

When submissions are open, we accept full-length novels (between 40,000 and 120,000 words) and poetry books (between 40 and 80 poems suggested). Chapbooks and novellas are not accepted. We are not currently accepting short story collections.