Huntington Press publishes five to eight books a year. Our titles are primarily concerned with gambling and Las Vegas; we don't publish fiction, poetry, short stories, cookbooks, or children's books. We also won't consider gambling books that do not have a solid mathematical foundation (which includes most money-management-based methods). Word count is flexible; however, we're not interested in 900-page epics.
HOW TO SUBMIT
We prefer query letters; usually, a one-page description of the book and its market will suffice for us to make a decision. Your query letter should include a short synopsis of the book, the targeted market, and your qualifications (as either writer or expert).
If you feel your work requires more explanation, we accept longer and more detailed book proposals (requirements detailed below). The process of composing a book proposal often helps to crystallize a writer's thoughts on the work's big picture and target market, but unless your topic is directly related to gambling or Las Vegas, a query letter is sufficient. If we're interested in your work, we'll request a proposal.
- Table of Contents, annotated with brief descriptions of chapters.
- Estimated word count of manuscript.
- Author credentials. (Have you been published previously? Do you have special expertise in your subject area?)
- Is the manuscript complete? (If not, what is the estimated date of completion?)
- One or two pages about your intended market. Who is the audience? What is the competition? Why is your book better than/different from published books on the same subject? What are your specific and practical ideas for marketing the book and generating publicity?
- Proposals must include two sample chapters.
SEND QUERIES OR PROPOSALS TO:
We prefer query letters to be emailed:
If you like, you can also send queries/proposals to:
3665 S Procyon Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
RESPONSE TO QUERIES
We try to respond to submissions in a timely manner. Emailed queries/proposals will be responded to within a few days, while it sometimes takes several weeks to hear back from us about snail-mailed submissions. When you mail in your submission, always include a SASE with enough postage to cover the return of your materials if necessary, and for heaven's sake, include an email address.