Speak Up Press publishes Young Adult non-fiction books.

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Speak Up Publishing Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Speak Up Press accepts email queries only.

Phone: (303) 715-0837

Fax: (303) 715-0793

Submitting Your Work to Speak Up Publishing

Before submitting to Speak Up Publishing

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Speak Up Publishing by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to Speak Up Publishing or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Speak Up Publishing guidelines:

We are always looking for new and engaging works of nonfiction for young adults.


1) writers may be any age

2) E-MAIL QUERIES ONLY…no more than two pages. One page preferred. (An editor will get back to you if we’d like to see more of your work).

3) Send queries for Young Adult Nonfiction ONLY. We are looking for stories about finding voice, overcoming adversity, striking out in new directions, or being creative.

4) Contemporary stories are preferred, but historical nonfiction is also accepted.

5) If you are querying historical nonfiction, make sure you have a fresh and engaging angle for your story.

6) Submit query in the body of an email. NO ATTACHMENTS WILL BE OPENED and NO queries by regular mail.

Submission Guidelines Details for Speak Up Publishing

Market Type: Non-fiction

Email: submit@speakuppress.orgt

Accepts: Book-length Young Adult non-fiction

Web Address: www.speakuppress.org

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