Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Please make sure the materials you submit are easy to read. Submissions must be typed. NO HANDWRITTEN, ELECTRONIC, OR E-MAILED SUBMISSIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

For each manuscript, please submit the following:

1. Query letter describing your manuscript, background, and qualifications.

2. Brief (one page or less) overview.

3. Table of contents, introduction, and at least three chapters.

4. Short description of the proposed market(s) for your submission.

5. Self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for our reply and anything you want returned - we cannot be responsible for the return of manuscripts for which postage has not been provided.

We gladly accept simultaneous submissions. Please allow 10 - 12 weeks for a reply.

For items to be considered for publication, they must be educational. In general, we do not publish mysteries, romances, science fiction, poems, collections of short stories, religious material, or recipe/cookbooks.
Submit to: Finney Company, 5995 149th Street West, Suite 105
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Finney Company Book Divisions and Imprints

The following are quick overviews about Finney Company's Book Divisions and Imprints -- more information is available on each Web site.
While reading the descriptions,
please think about where your manuscript might fit in.

Finney Company, Hobar Publications, and The New Careers Center
produce educational materials in the areas of agriculture, career exploration and guidance, workforce development, and technical education. Our main markets are schools, libraries, and government agencies. The New Careers Center includes The Whole Work Catalog™. and

Anacus Press specializes in bicycling and outdoor recreation publications for book and retail markets. Click here for a list of titles.

Astragal Press publishes books, at affordable prices, for those interested in antique/early tools, trades and technologies. We publish new works as well as reprints of out-of-print classics, for those interested in antique tool collecting, metalworking, carriage building, early science and early trades.

Bancroft-Sage Publishing supplies elementary and middle schools and libraries with books that encourage environmental awareness and recreation.

Chester Book Co. offers the finest craft books for all who create, collect, teach, and love craft. CRAFTBOOKS™ are published with studio craft artists, schools, and libraries in mind.

Ecopress produces books that enhance environmental awareness. Its main markets are book, retail, and specialty stores.

Great Outdoors Publishing Company produces quality books for adults and children that foster an appreciation of Florida's natural communities and facinating history.

Pogo Press publishes books on the arts, history, popular culture, and travel. Most of these books have a regional emphasis, and main clients are book, retail, and specialty stores. Click here for a list of titles.

Windward Publishing covers topics of natural history and science, outdoor recreation, and children's literature. Its principal markets are book, retail, and specialty stores. While primarily a nonfiction publisher, we will occasionally accept fiction books with educational value. Click here for a list of titles.

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