We welcome submissions from new and established authors.
No agent required. Please follow our submission guidelines.

General Information

Paper Airplane Publishing is generally interested in fiction, non-fiction, and creative non-fiction; novels, novellas, short story collections, aviation, military, travel, adventure, humor, graphic novels of non-fiction, essays, art, architecture, archaeology, literary fiction, and some poetry.

We are looking for innovative and well-crafted, high-quality works by new and established authors. Additionally, we are interested in authors who have strong platforms and are able to connect with their audiences via direct engagement, whether by email newsletter, blog, podcast, face-to-face interactions (talks, readings, performances, etc.), or social media.

We are NOT looking for unsolicited submissions in the following categories: genre fiction (romance, erotica, science fiction, horror, true crime, mystery, etc.), cookbooks, how-to books, self-help books, memoirs, autobiographies, political manifestos, or philosophical diatribes. Please DO NOT send self-published or previously published manuscripts.

Submission Guidelines

You can send your work to us using the online form.

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Include the following with your submission:

1. Cover letter. In your cover letter, include:

– Word count (of complete manuscript)

– Genre and target audience

– Author’s name and contact details

– Relevant information about the author

– *Platform: Discuss your author platform, its scope, and ways in which you expect to reach potential reviewers and readers. Please provide links to your website, blog, podcast, social media, etc. Also include details if you have access to special markets, audiences, or promotional opportunities for your book.

*Optional, but including author platform info in your cover letter may give your manuscript an advantage over other, comparable manuscripts.

2. Synopsis. Separate from the cover letter.

3. Complete manuscript.

– Send manuscript as a single Word document or PDF file format (not separate files for each chapter or section).

– Use Microsoft Word format and Times New Roman 12-point font.

– Your manuscript must be in one of these file formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf. No other file formats will be accepted. However, if your submission is over 5MB, please upload it to a file-sharing site and in your cover letter provide us with the link to your work. We do not accept snail-mailed hard copies of your manuscript.

– Prior to submitting, make sure that your manuscript has been well-edited, proofread, and is in Times New Roman 12-point font.

Our Publishing Process

Once your submission is received, we will assess content, subject matter, and suitability under our imprint.

If we consider the work to be appropriate for our list, we will put forward an offer of publication, either under a traditional contract or a shared cost inclusive (hybrid) contract.

Simultaneous Submissions

Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are permissible. However, do not send us a mass forward that you are submitting to multiple publishers at once; your manuscript will be rejected. If other publishers are also considering your work, then please let us know. Do not submit more than one manuscript at a time unless we have solicited your work.

Ready to Submit?

You can send your work to us using the online form.

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