Soft Skull publishes both fiction and nonfiction, including history, memoir, literary biography, religion and philosophy, and natural history. We urge you to browse our website to discover the range of our interests.
Fiction manuscripts for Soft Skull may be submitted only through a recognized literary agency. Soft Skull does not publish genre fiction (romance and science fiction), art books, cookbooks, how-to books or manuals, YA or children’s books. We regret we cannot accept submissions of poetry manuscripts at this time.
When submitting nonfiction to Soft Skull, please send first a query letter, a detailed proposal, and two sample chapters. Submissions may only be mailed to:
Soft Skull Press
c/o Counterpoint LLC
2560 Ninth Street, Ste. 318
Berkeley, CA 94710
Due to a high volume of submissions, please note that we are unable to respond to all queries, and will only respond to proposals we find of interest. Please do not follow up on submission via phone or e-mail.
Please do not send original material, as it will not be returned to you.